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Robert Thorburn Clarke, Canadian, American medical center executive.


Clarke, Robert Thorburn was born on May 9, 1945 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Came to the United States, 1946. Son of Edwin Cameron and Agnes Currie (Thorburn) Clarke.


Bachelor of Science in Biology, Geneva College, 1967. Master of Health Administration, University Michigan, 1969.


Assistant director Community Hospital Indiana, Indianapolis, 1969-1972, associate director, 1972-1975, vice president professional services, 1975-1976, senior vice president, 1977-1980, executive vice president, chief operating officer, 1980-1983. President, chief executive officer Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Illinois, since 1983.


Board directors Volunteer Hospital American, 1985-1987. Board directors VHA Great Rivers. Campaign chairman United Way Sangamon County, 1984-1989, Kids at Heart, Springfield, 1984-1986, Springfield Center Area Development Association, 1984-1988.

Board directors, president electrical Association Community Cancer Centers. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives. Member Illinois Hospital Association (board directors since 1989).


Married Carolyn Elizabeth Copeland, May 11, 1966 (divorced 1973). 1 child, Shawn Margaret. Married Phoebe Jane Moseman, August 11, 1973.

Children: Margo Suzanne, Lindsay Moseman.