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Richard Sheldon Kowalski, American hospital administrator. Named honorary alumnus Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration, University Iowa, 1990.


Kowalski, Richard Sheldon was born on February 18, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Richard Joseph and Margaret Lucile (Sheldon) Kowalski.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Eastern Michigan University, 1966. Master of Science in Health Administration, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1971.


Administrative assistant, University Hospital-U. Washington, Seattle, 1969-1970;medical facilities consultant, Illinois Department Health, Des Moines, 1970-1972;assistant administrator, Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa., 1972-1979;chief Executive officer, St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois, since 1979. Member county for government review Crescent Counties Foundation for Medical Care, Naperville, Illinois, since 1986. Board directors Association Venture Corporation, Naperville.

Chairman, Board Of Directors United Health Properties, Galesburg, since 1985. Member of advisory bd.Physician Hospital Institute. Member community board Norwest Bank.


Member strategic planning steering committee City of Galesburg, since 1986. Board directors Economic Development Council, Galesburg, since 1986, Knox County Development Corporation, 1986, Civic Center Authority, since 2001. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives (regent Central Illinois).

Member Illinois Hospital Association (president region 1-B, board directors since 1987, Distinguished Leadership award 1986), Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce (chairman 1990), Soangetaha Country Club (board directors 1990), Rotary.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, tennis.


Married Doris Kay Smith, November 20, 1982. Children: Renée Marie, Jerrod Patrick, Sterling Prescott.