Norwegian American Hospital has ppointed Shellie Karno as its new in-house corporate counsel. Karno joins the management executive team as a nurse attorney and will focus on providing legal counsel for hospital its clinical departments on contracting and litigation matters. Karno has previously counseled health care clients and served as legal counsel for a large public teaching hospital. She was also a staff attorney for the Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Karno earned her law degree at Loyola University and has a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her nursing diploma from Northwestern Memorial Hospital.