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Mar 30, 2023

Press Release

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Gateway Regional Medical Center
Dawn Steward, Interim Marketing Director


Granite City, IL, April 1, 2023 – Gateway Regional Medical Center named Brian Cotter as CEO of the
hospital, effective April 1.

Cotter is an experienced hospital leader with more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare and teaching
positions. He has served as CEO in hospitals throughout California, including more rural hospitals. Most
recently, Cotter served as CEO of Barstow Community Hospital and as a speaker for the California School
for Health Sciences, teaching international students about infection control, nursing, and leadership.
“Brian is deeply committed to healthcare,” said Rosemarie Brown, Board Chair. “Brian’s focus and passion
for team building, quality, patient-centered care, and provider relations will be an asset to our team and
community,” added Brown.

“I am excited to become a part of the Gateway Regional Medical Center family,” said Brian Cotter, CEO of
Gateway Regional Medical Center. “We share the same focus to provide high-quality, compassionate care
to our community. I’m honored to get to work alongside a team who is equally passionate about
improving health outcomes for Southern Illinois.”

Cotter earned his Master of Business Administration from Columbus University and obtained his
registered nursing degree from Solano School of Nursing.


Gateway Regional Medical Center
Gateway Regional Medical Center is a 278-bed hospital with a 100-bed behavioral health unit. Located in Granite
City, Gateway Regional Medical Center and its predecessors have served the community for over 100 years. Gateway
is home to The Bone & Joint Center and is a leader in joint replacement surgery and recovery. With a medical staff of
over 150 physicians, Gateway Regional provides a very broad range of services, including emergency services,
orthopedics, podiatry, occupational health, ENT and gastroenterology. For more information about Gateway
Regional Medical Center, call (618) 798-3000 or visit a