Valley West Hospital, Sandwich

Valley West Hospital on N. Main St. in Sandwich. (Sandwich Chamber of Commerce photo)

Maura O'Toole has been named president of Northwestern Medicine's Valley West Hospital in Sandwich and Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. O'Toole is replacing former president Jay Anderson who took a job out of state recently. O'Toole was in role of the Vice President of Operations at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.

O'Toole says Valley West is already in a good position.

O'Toole thinks that in general, things are getting better with the COVID-19 pandemic.

O'Toole says many patients that put off regular care because of the pandemic are now returning.

O'Toole brings more than 25 years of experience to the role of president for the two hospitals.