OrthoIllinois CEO retires, successor named

  • Anthony Brown

    Anthony Brown

Posted1/7/2022 2:44 PM

OrthoIllinois, a bone and joint health care provider based in Rockford with medical offices in Algonquin, Elgin and McHenry, said CEO Don Schreiner has retired after a 22-year career with the organization. His successor, Anthony Brown, assumed his new duties on Jan. 1.

"I am proud to have served the physicians and staff and our OrthoIllinois communities for more than two decades," said Schreiner. "Early on my management team and physicians developed a clear vision for the organization when I stepped into the role of CEO, and it has far exceeded our expectations."


Established in 1967, OrthoIllinois offers a full range of bone and joint care, including the specialties of neurosurgery, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational health, rheumatology and chiropractic. OrthoIllinois also offers the ancillary services of physical therapy, MRI and custom orthotics, and an outpatient surgery center.

Brown joined OrthoIllinois as chief strategy officer in September of 2020. In his former role, he had primary oversight of the organization's value-based care initiatives, physician assistants and the new surgery center projects. Prior to joining OrthoIllinois, Brown held several key positions within the Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System, most recently as vice president of operations at Northwestern Medicine's Huntley Hospital.

Brown holds a master's degree in health administration from Cornell University.

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