Litchfield, MN – Excitement is the order of business as Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics’ (MMHC) Board of Directors enters the next phase in its search for a new chief executive officer. The future of the organization has never looked brighter and its commitment to providing access to state-of-the-art healthcare, accompanied by personalized care continues to be the driving force in every decision made by Meeker Memorial’s leaders.
“For more than 60 years, local leaders have made every decision based on what’s best for our patients,” said Mike Huberty, chair of the board of directors. MMHC has a proven record when it comes to putting the needs of our patients first and that has served the residents of Meeker County well. “The patients we serve come first and our new chief executive will have a clear mandate to build on this great legacy,” affirmed Huberty.
As sweeping changes in healthcare delivery begin to take effect, access to quality, state-of-the-art healthcare close to home, will continue to be a priority for patients and their families. For that reason, MMHC is well positioned – both financially and strategically – to meet the growing challenges ahead. Remaining independent, a cornerstone to MMHC’s success, has made it easier for us to make the right decisions when it comes to our patients. “Being independent does not prevent us from entering into partnerships with other healthcare organizations,” says Ann Lien, Chief Quality Officer and Co-Interim CEO, “it allows us the opportunity to forge the partnerships that best enable us to deliver on the promise of our mission.” Strategic partnerships, driven by local leaders focused on serving our community, has led to an increase in local access to specialty services including orthopedics, high-end imaging, general and specialty surgeries, oncology, urology and wound, ostomy, continence services. “When decisions are made locally, by leaders completely vested in the community we serve, we ensure nothing but the best outcomes for our patients,” added Lien.
Over the next few weeks, members of the Search Committee will be narrowing down the list of candidates for CEO and begin a series of conversations and interviews that will ultimately lead to the selection of a new leader. “There’s been great interest in the position and it’s the responsibility of MMHC’s board of directors to select the candidate that best reflects our culture, our needs and has the proven skills and experience to lead this great, financially strong and patient-focused organization into the future,” said Huberty. The organization expects to have its new chief executive in place by mid-summer. “As we move through this leadership transition, one thing remains constant – Meeker Memorial staff continue to do what they’ve always done with pride and professionalism. Every day, they bring to life our mission and provide Care as it should be to every patient,” added Huberty.
About Meeker Memorial Hospital
Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics (MMHC), is a county-owned, not-for-profit, 35-bed healthcare facility in Litchfield, Minnesota. As a community hospital it’s at the forefront of medical technology, service and care and offers sophisticated diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitation, behavioral health and specialty services with the personal attention and respect that patients deserve. In addition to being an acute care, critical access hospital, MMHC offers 24-hour emergency (more than 5,000 visits per year), inpatient services and outpatient services (more than 30,000 encounters per year) designed to bring specialty care close to home by offering physicians and program specialists for consultation, diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services. For more information, please visit http://www.meekermemorial.org.
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