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Front Row: John Livesay, Julie Knodle, Al Stupek, Matt Beavers
Middle Row: Nancy Ashcraft, Kari Marston, Regina Schafer, Mary Houston, Audrie Leach
Back Row: Angie Miller, Kerry Patrick, Peggy Eddy, April Hunter, Delaney Oller, Alisa VanDoren, Jenna Kirkendoll, Katie Lees, Mary Dilbeck, Vicky Gullion, Beverly Boykin, Dede Pollard, Debby Jordan

PCH CEO names president-elect of ICAHN board.


PANA—Trina Casner, President and CEO, Pana Community Hospital, was named President Elect of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network at its annual member meeting, held November 11 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. In her new role, Ms. Casner, who has recently served as Secretary/Treasurer, will support the organization as it further advances its mission to strengthen and provide assistance and resources to its 53 member hospitals.

Pat Schou, ICAHN Executive Director, said, “Trina is a dynamic leader, and we are thrilled she has accepted this position of influence. She continues to bring valuable experience to our board and will be instrumental in helping us navigate through the many changes ahead of us.”

Ms Casner was elected to ICAHN’s Board of Directors on January1, 2013, became Secretary/Treasurer in 2015. In addition to serving she has also served as Chair of the Finance Committee, Chair of ICAHN Rural Recruitment and as a member of the Regulatory and Legislative Committee, the Vision Committee and the Illinois Rural Community Care Organization. She received ICAHN’s ‘President’s Award’ for outstanding achievement in 2015.

She began her career at Pana Community Hospital in 2001, serving as Chief Financial Officer. In 2009, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer. In these roles she performed administrative oversight for all of the financial operations of the hospital as well as the Home Health Program, the Hospice Program and Physician Practice. On January 1st, 2012, Ms. Casner became President and CEO of Pana Community Hospital.

ICAHN is a network of 53 critical access hospitals dedicated to strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through collaboration. The organization is composed of Illinois hospitals who have earned critical access hospital designation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ICAHN is recognized nationally for its work with rural healthcare and administers several, state, federal, and private healthcare programs. The ICAHN office is located in Princeton, IL and serves critical access hospitals across Illinois.

First National Bank of Pana and Bank of Blue Mound Merger Complete

First National Bank of Pana President-CEO, Matt Beavers is proud to announce that as of the close of business on Friday, October 30, 2015, we have completed the merger with The State Bank of Blue Mound. The merger with Blue Mound will allow for continued growth and opportunities for customers in all market areas. We are excited to be able to offer a wider variety of deposit and loan products to the Blue Mound Community. In early 2016, the Blue Mound location will be available for FNB customers as well as Blue Mound customers to utilize any one of the three current FNB locations. We are committed to providing the best service that Blue Mound and the surrounding communities deserve.

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PANA is a locally owned 5-Star Rated Bank that has been serving Central Illinois for 85 years.

July 2015

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Pana, IL- Matt Beavers, president and CEO, First National Bank of Pana and Frank McChristy, president and CEO, The State Bank of Blue Mound, are pleased to jointly announce the signing of a definitive agreement, pursuant to which First National Bank of Pana will acquire The State Bank of Blue Mound. The transaction is subject to standard closing conditions, including the approval of the appropriate regulatory authorities and of the shareholders. The parties presently anticipate that the transaction will close in the fourth quarter of 2015.

As of June 30, 2015, First National Bank of Pana has total assets of approximately $143 million. The bank currently has three banking centers serving Pana, Assumption and Taylorville, Illinois. The State Bank of Blue Mound has total assets of approximately $31 million as of June 30, 2015.

The transaction is expected to enable First National Bank of Pana and The State Bank of Blue Mound to:

  • Provide a financially strong and well capitalized bank.
  • Maintain a banking organization that has been built on the values and traditions of its communities.
  • Be in a better position to respond to future opportunities.
  • Offer a full array of banking products and services for consumer, business and agricultural customers.
  • Acquire and build upon our existing footprint.

“I am excited about the opportunity to expand our service area, especially in a community such as Blue Mound that has a population that is committed to using local businesses. Additionally, I am impressed with the Blue Mound staff and believe they have the same commitment to customer service as those at FNB Pana,” said Matt Beavers, President and Chief Executive Officer at FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PANA.

“The State Bank of Blue Mound has always been focused on customer service. We are very excited for the opportunities that this will provide for our customers,” said Frank McChristy, President and Chief Executive Officer at THE STATE BANK OF BLUE MOUND.

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PANA is a locally owned 5-Star Rated Bank that has been serving Central Illinois for 85 years.