Paula Carynski, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

OSF ST. Anthony Medical Center, President

Paula Carynski joined OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in 1985 and became its President in July 2013 after serving as Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer since 1999. Previously, Ms. Carynski served in many capacities at OSF Saint Anthony including Director of Nursing Operations, Director of Regional Heart Institute, Director of Neuroscience Institute and Director of Cardiovascular Services. A graduate of Saint Anthony College of Nursing and Rockford College, Mr. Carynski earned a Masters of Science Nursing Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her professional development includes participating in the OSF Leadership Academy where Ms. Carynski was selected as one of ten executives within the OSF system demonstrating superior leadership characteristics and a capacity for growth. Ms. Carynski is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and American College of Healthcare Executives, she is board certified in Nursing Administration by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has been honored with the Distinguished Nurse Advocate Award by the Illinois Nurses Association District 3. Ms. Carynski is actively involved in Rockford community activities, serving such organizations as Rosecrance, The Rockford Health Council, American Heart Association and Transform Rockford. In 2014 Ms. Carynski received the Business Leadership Award from the YWCA of Rockford.

  • University of Illinois at Chicago - Master of Science
  • Rockford University - Bachelor of Science Nursing



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