OISI Welcomes Justin D. Harris as the New Chief Executive Officer

Posted September 22, 2020

Justin D. Harris

The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois (OISI) is proud to announce Justin D. Harris has been named Chief Executive Officer.

Before joining OISI, Harris has spent the past couple of years focusing his efforts on new hospital acquisitions both as CEO and COO, working diligently on setting hospitals up for future success. Harris has more than 10 years of healthcare experience, serving all aspects of healthcare from not-for-profit, for-profit, and governmental organizations.

“The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois is excited to announce Justin Harris as our new CEO. Justin has a wealth of experience in the healthcare field and brings a new level of expertise to OISI, ” said Treg Brown, M.D., President of OISI, Team Physician Southern IL University and Rend Lake College. “He has demonstrated leadership and a goal-oriented attitude since arriving here. He has already enacted several changes to OISI that will reap rewards for our patients, staff, and providers well into the future.”

Previously, Justin served in management consulting roles specified in healthcare operations both in inpatient and outpatient settings, developing financial acquisition projections, and serving in interim administrative roles. Prior to consulting, Harris worked in various administrative roles in both Kentucky and Tennessee under the parent company, Community Health Systems, one of the largest for-profit hospital chains in the nation.

“I am excited to move to the area and join the team at The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois,” said Harris. “It is comforting to know that I am joining a group of highly qualified, esteemed medical providers who provide high-quality care, 100% of the time. As the leader of our organization, our team members are committed to providing a safe place for orthopaedic care.”

In the not-for-profit sector, Harris has dedicated much of his time to the American Diabetes Association where he served on both the national and local levels as a National Spokesperson and a local advocate. On the governmental side of healthcare, he started his tenure in Kentucky where he served as the State’s Spokesperson for Diabetes while developing and implementing healthy school programs across the Southeast. Harris’ experience includes a wide variety of aspects in healthcare, focused largely on hospitals and health systems, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and physician practices.

Harris earned a Masters in Science in Health Administration (MSHA) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Harris is originally from Kentucky and is married to his wife Kaitlyn and they have identical twin girls, Kyleigh and Amelia.

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

In following the CDC guidelines, while inside our facilities, all employees, patients, and visitors over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask at all times when not actively eating or drinking.

With the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult, we will limiting the number of visitors accompanying patients to ensure safe social distancing wtihin our facilities. .

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and walkin clinic services for your immediate, acute orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.