Steven Hunter is out after less than 18 months as chief executive of Provena Health, one of the Chicago area's largest hospital operators. Provena representatives said it has replaced Hunter with long-time board member and former Abbott Laboratories executive Guy Wiebking. Provena would not comment on reasons for the change. Provena has been engaged in a high-profile battle with the Illinois Department of Revenue over whether its Urbana hospital, Provena Covenant Medical Center, should be paying property taxes. Provena Health operates six hospitals and 16 long-term care and senior residential facilties in Illinois.