50 critical access hospital CEOs to know | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to recognize 50 CEOs, presidents and administrators for their leadership of nationally recognized critical access hospitals.


The men and women included on this list are at the helm of organizations regularly recognized for the quality and safety of their services. Their hospitals appeared on this publication's 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know list, published in July.

Note: Leaders are presented in alphabetical order.  


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Todd Almendinger. CEO of Magruder Hospital (Port Clinton, Ohio). Prior to his current position, Mr. Almendinger offered his financial expertise at multiple organizations, including as vice president and CFO at both Magruder and Memorial hospitals in Delaware, Ohio. [READ MORE]

Rebecca Beck. President of Hancock County Hospital (Sneedville, Tenn.). During her 13-year tenure with Wellmont Health System, Ms. Beck served in various administrative capacities, including director of surgical services for Bristol Regional Medical Center and Bristol Surgery Center. [READ MORE]

Mark Biscone. President and CEO of Coastal Healthcare Alliance and Waldo County General Hospital (Belfast, Maine). As president and CEO of Coastal Healthcare Alliance, Mr. Biscone oversees operations and administration for both Waldo County General Hospital and Rockport, Maine-based Pen Bay Medical Center. [READ MORE] 

Arthur J. Blank. President and CEO of Mount Desert Island Hospital (Bar Harbor, Maine). Mr. Blank first joined Mount Desert Island Hospital as CEO in 1999. [READ MORE]

Ed Bruun. President and CEO of Sparrow Clinton Hospital (St. John's, Mich.). Mr. Bruun has served as president of Sparrow Clinton Hospital since 1994. [READ MORE]

Patrick Carron. President and CEO of Perry County Memorial Hospital (Perryville, Mo.). Mr. Carron began his career in healthcare as a registered nurse at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis University Hospital and St. Anthony's Hospital, all in St. Louis. [READ MORE] 

Paula Chermside. CEO of Aspirus Grand View Hospital (Ironwood, Mich.). Ms. Chermside was named CEO of Aspirus Grand View Hospital in May, before which she served as the hospital's COO for three years. [READ MORE]

Terry Collins. Interim CEO of Aspen (Colo.) Valley Hospital. Mr. Collins was appointed interim CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital in January, though it is a position for which he is well prepared. [READ MORE]

Dolan C. Dalpoas. President of Abraham Lincoln (Neb.) Memorial Hospital. Mr. Dalpoas serves as president of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. [READ MORE] 

Michael Donlin. Administrator of Floyd Valley Hospital (Le Mars, Iowa). A native of St. Cloud, Minn., Mr. Donlin enlisted in the Navy as hospital corpsman in 1975. [READ MORE] 

Mike Dowdy. CEO of Central Montana Medical Center (Lewiston). Central Montana Medical Center appointed Mr. Dowdy as CEO in June 2015. [READ MORE] 

Toby Freier. President of New Ulm (Minn.) Medical Center. Mr. Freier has more than 13 years of experience as a rural healthcare executive. [READ MORE] 

David Frum. President and CEO of Bridgton (Maine) Hospital and Rumford (Maine) Hospital. Mr. Frum has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, a period during which he has held various leadership roles at both large and rural hospital organizations. [READ MORE]

Marian Furlong, RN. President and CEO of Hudson (Wis.) Hospital & Clinics. Ms. Furlong is a decorated healthcare executive with more than three decades of healthcare management experience. [READ MORE] 

Jeanie Gentry. CEO of Steele Memorial Medical Center (Salmon, Idaho). Ms. Gentry joined Steele Memorial Medical Center in April 2016, prior to which she served as CEO of two Bend, Ore.-based St. Charles Health System hospitals in Madras and Prineville, Ore., for five years. [READ MORE]

Martin W. Guthmiller. CEO of Orange City (Iowa) Area Health System. Mr. Guthemiller has been CEO of Orange City Area Health System since 1994 and has dedicated more than 30 years to service in the healthcare industry. [READ MORE] 

Hank Hanigan. CEO of Whitman Hospital and Medical Center (Colfax, Wash.). Mr. Hanigan left his post as COO of Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville, Wash., to serve as Whitman Hospital CEO in October 2014. [READ MORE] 

Tim Herrmann. Chief Administrative Officer of PeaceHealth Cottage Grove (Ore.) Community Medical Center. Mr. Herrmann joined PeaceHealth in 1986 as the trauma program coordinator at Sacred Heart Medical Facility in Spokane, Wash. [READ MORE]

Dale Hustedt. CEO of Avera Holy Family Hospital (Estherville, Iowa). Mr. Hustedt was named hospital administrator of Avera Holy Family Hospital in 2014, prior to which he served 18 years as chief administrative officer of Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minn. [READ MORE]

Barry Jacobsen. CEO of Myrtue Medical Center (Harlan, Iowa). Mr. Jacobsen was appointed CEO of Myrtue Medical Center in 2009 after dedicating more than a decade to the Harlan-based institution. [READ MORE]

M. Steven Jones. President of University Hospitals Geneva (Ohio) Medical Center. Mr. Jones currently serves as president for three University Hospitals facilities in Ohio: UH Geneva Medical Center, UH Geauga Medical Center in Chardon and UH Conneaut (Ohio) Medical Center. [READ MORE] 

Ben Koppelman. President of CHI St. Joseph's Health (Park Rapids, Minn.). Mr. Koppelman joined CHI St. Joseph's Health as CEO in 2007. [READ MORE] 

Catherin Landis, RN. President and CNO of Transylvania Regional Hospital (Brevard, N.C.). Ms. Landis was named president and CNO of Transylvania Regional Hospital in August 2014. [READ MORE] 

Victor Lee. President and CEO of Boone County Health Center (Albion, Neb.). Mr. Lee has served as president and CEO of Boone County Health Center since June 2000. [READ MORE] 

Jeff Lingerfelt. CEO of Hammond-Henry Hospital (Geneseo, Ill.). Mr. Lingerfelt was appointed CEO of Hammond-Henry Hospital in September 2015, following a brief tenure as interim CEO. [READ MORE]

Lenny Lyons. Administrator and CEO of Delta (Utah) Community Hospital. Mr. Lyons has served as the administrator of Delta Community Hospital and Fillmore Community Medical Center for the last three years. [READ MORE]

Michelle McEwan. President and CEO of Speare Memorial Hospital (Plymouth, N.H.). Ms. McEwan has led Speare Memorial Hospital as CEO for more than 16 years. [READ MORE] 

David R. Miller. President of River Falls (Wis.) Area Hospital. Mr. Miller has an extensive career in healthcare administration. [READ MORE] 

Tamara Miller. CEO of Madison (S.D.) Community Hospital. Ms. Miller is a decorated healthcare professional with more than 22 years of service in the hospital industry. [READ MORE] 

Kim Monjesky. CEO of Pikes Peak Regional Hospital (Woodland Park, Colo.). Following her tenure as CFO, then interim CEO, of Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, Ms. Monjesky was appointed CEO in December 2015. [READ MORE] 

Gregg Olson. President and CEO of Aspirus Medford (Wis.) Hospital. Mr. Olson joined Aspirus Medford, formerly Memorial Health Center, in 2007. [READ MORE] 

Bob Peterson. CEO of Millinocket (Maine) Regional Hospital. Millinocket Regional Hospital appointed Mr. Peterson as CEO in June 2014, prior to which he worked as administrator for surgery and women and children's services at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. [READ MORE]

Julie Petersen. CEO of Kittitas Valley Healthcare Hospital (Ellensburg, Wash.). Julie Petersen joined Kittitas Valley Healthcare in June 2016 as interim CEO. [READ MORE]

David E. Phelps. CEO of Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington, Mass.). Mr. Phelps was appointed president of Berkshire Health Systems in 1993. [READ MORE] 

Lisa M. Radtke. Chief Administrative Officer of Winneshiek Medical Center (Decorah, Iowa). Winneshiek Medical Center is part of Mayo Clinic Health System, which Ms. Radtke has been a part of for more than 30 years.[READ MORE] 

Roger J. Reamer. Administrator and CEO of Seward (Neb.) Memorial Hospital. Mr. Reamer has been CEO of Seward Memorial Hospital since 2000. [READ MORE]

Timothy Richman. President and CEO of Calumet Medical Center (Chilton, Wis.). Prior to Calumet, Mr. Richman served as regional vice president of physical medicine and rehabilitation for oncology services at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Milwaukee. [READ MORE] 

Jeremy Roberge. Interim President and CEO of Huggins Hospital (Wolfeboro, N.H.). Mr. Roberge joined the senior leadership team at Huggins Hospital as senior vice president and CFO in July 2012, and took over as interim CEO in November 2015. [READ MORE] 

Bruce Roesler. CEO of Richland Hospital (Richland Center, Wis.). The Richland Hospital board tapped Mr. Roesler as CEO in early 2015 for his breadth and depth of healthcare experience in the southwestern Wisconsin region. [READ MORE] 

Rob Santilli. CEO of Gunnison (Colo.) Valley Hospital. The Gunnison Valley Hospital board of trustees appointed Mr. Santilli CEO in October 2012. [READ MORE] 

Justin Selle. CEO of Pike County Memorial Hospital (Louisiana, Mo.). Mr. Selle has been with Pike County Memorial Hospital a little more than two years, a time during which he transitioned from hospital COO to CEO. [READ MORE] 

Hank Simpson, MD. CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar and Vice CMO of Mayo Clinic Health System (Menomonie, Wis.). Dr. Simpson has served as CEO of Red Cedar and vice CMO of Mayo Clinic Health System since 2004. [READ MORE] 

Philip J. Stuart. Administrator and CEO of Tomah (Wis.) Memorial Hospital. Mr. Stuart has served as administrator and CEO of Tomah Memorial Hospital since 1995. [READ MORE] 

Jeanie Vieira. CEO of Providence Hood River (Ore.) Memorial Hospital and the Columbia Gorge Service Area. A Hood River native, Ms. Vieira was named CEO of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and the Columbia Gorge Service Area in May. [READ MORE] 

Harry Weis. Tahoe Forest Hospital (Truckee, Calif.). Mr. Weiss took over as CEO of Tahoe Forest Health System in December 2015. [READ MORE] 

Ken Westman. CEO of Barrett Memorial Hospital (Dillon, Mont.). Mr. Westman joined Barrett Memorial Hospital as CEO in 2011. [READ MORE] 

Richard Willett. President and CEO of Redington-Fairview General Hospital (Skowhegan, Maine). Mr. Willet joined RFGH in 1972 as director of pharmacy and took over as CEO in October 1991. [READ MORE] 

Joseph Woodin. President and CEO of Martha's Vineyard Hospital (Oak Bluffs, Mass.). Mr. Woodin is a recent addition to Martha's Vineyard Hospital; he became president and CEO of the Oaks Bluffs-based facility in May. [READ MORE] 

Gerald Worrick. President and CEO of Ministry Door County Medical Center (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.). Mr. Worrick has served as president and CEO of Ministry Door County Memorial Hospital for more than 28 years. [READ MORE]

Robert Wright. CEO of Newman Regional Health (Emporia, Kan.). Mr. Wright has gained more than three decades of healthcare financial and leadership experience at a variety of organizations across the county, though his preferred healthcare setting is a smaller, community hospital environment. [READ MORE]

Correction: A previous version of this list incorrectly listed Jeff Hill as CEO of Steele Memorial Hospital. The real CEO is Jeanie Gentry. We apologize for the error.

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