Meeker Memorial’s mission and vision are to provide high quality health care services responsive to the residents of the Meeker County area. And, to be known as an organization that provides state-of-the-art health care services accompanied by outstanding care. Hospital leadership is provided by the Meeker Memorial Hospital (MMH) Board of Directors comprised of five community at-large members, two County Commissioners and the Chief of the Hospital’s Medical Staff with the Chief Executive Officer serving as an Ex Officio.
The Hospital Board of Directors is subject to the supervisory authority of the County Board. Hospital Board membership is formed to draw on the expertise, background, experience and ability to contribute towards mission, purpose of the hospital, district residency and interest. Responsibilities include: strategic planning, budget expenditure plan, establishing the Hospital’s mission, vision, goals and objectives, approval of policies, ensure conformance with competitive bidding processes, appointment of medical staff, evaluation and structure of the organization, medical staff accountability for quality care and maintaining high standards of professional and ethical practice.
John grew up locally. He was a Litchfield High School graduate in 1980 and went on to get his Bachelors of Arts degree in Finance from the University of MN-Duluth in 1985.
His professional experience and banking career began in 1985 with the First State Bank of Cosmos. In 1996, the First State Bank of Cosmos was sold to Home State Bank in Kandiyohi, MN. He continued as a loan officer in Cosmos and in 2001, Home State Bank opened a branch in Litchfield. He is now the Sr. Vice President with Home State Bank in Lichfield spending most of his time in Litchfield with one day a week in Cosmos. In June of 2015, it will mark his 30th year as a commercial lender.
As a hospital board member, John brings a wealth of experience in finance serving our Meeker County area. “I don’t represent any specific district or organization, but I feel I can provide good representation for the South West part of Meeker County as well as the Litchfield area,” says Spreiter.
He is a current board member of Litchfield Industries/Litchfield Development and a board member for the Meeker County Economic Development Authority (EDA) Finance Committee. In his free time he enjoys, hunting, fishing, golfing, running and biking.
Meeker County Commissioner MMH Board member effective 2013. Beth serves as one of two appointed Meeker County Commissioners on the Hospital Board. Beth represents Meeker County District #1 which includes Wards 2,3 and 4 in the City of Litchfield as well as Darwin and Darwin township. Beth graduated from Granite Falls high school and attended Southwest State University in Marshall. Beth has extensive experience in business as an owner and manager. She has served as the general manager of American Legion Post #104 in Litchfield for over 25 years. Her experiences include all aspects of marketing, public relations, personnel, food service, Board relations and most importantly serving the needs of the members of Post # 104. She has also been involved in numerous expansions and renovations of the Post. Past President of the American Legion Auxiliary Serves on the Pact for Families Board; Board Member, Humane Society; Joint Powers Board of Supporting Hands Nurse-Family Partnership. Quote: I am a big believer in common sense solutions. MMH is a wonderful asset to the City of Litchfield and Meeker County and surrounding areas. The previous Board has been instrumental in positioning MMH for a strong, successful future.
Al Liestman is the President/CEO for Center National Bank. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from St. Johns University and Graduate School of Banking degree from the University of Madison, Wisconsin. In addition, he received training from the Minnesota Bankers Commercial Lending School and American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending School. Al has 30+ years experience as a community banker in the communities of Montevideo, Bemidji, Victoria, Grand Rapids and now Litchfield. Al has been active in the community and received training with the Blandin Community Leadership Development Program (BCLP). He is an active member of the Litchfield Lions Club, American Bankers Association Professional Development Council Member of the Minnesota Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota. He enjoys spending time with family, golf, hunting, and fishing.
Favorite quote: “Your abilities will get you to the top, but it is your character that will keep you there.” – John Wooden
New hospital board member in 2013, William (Bill) Ward will represent the Dassel area. He has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Work and Long Term Care Administration. He has extensive experience in long term healthcare as an Administrator at Lakeside Health Care Center of 32 years. In addition, his work experience includes being a police officer in Spencer, Iowa and a columnist on aging issues for six years. In his spare time he is a musician, enjoys fishing and writing.
New hospital board member in 2018, Kiza Olson will represent the Litchfield area. Kiza has a Bachelors of Science degree in Public Health and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration degree from University of St. Thomas in Healthcare Administration. She is the Executive Director at Ecumen and has worked for Renville and Kandiyohi Public Health as a Health with experience in community programming, health education and grant writing. Kiza is a patient and family advocate as a member of the GEM® Council at Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics. She is also on the Senior Providers of McLeod County committee. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family, supporting the sport of hockey and baking pie! We welcome Kiza to the hospital board.
A favorite quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
William Dolan, J.D. is currently an attorney at Dolan & Besser. He received his Associate of Arts Degree at Liberal Education Sierra College in Rocklin, CA. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree, Political Science at the University of Utah and Juris Doctor Degree at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul. He previously was the Assistant Meeker County Attorney prior to serving as the Meeker County Attorney. He joined the law firm of Henretta, Cross Ness and Dolan. Following this, he founded the law firm of Dolan & Besser in Litchfield, MN. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, 12th District Bar Association, past board member of the Minnesota County Attorney’s Association, past president of the 12th District Bar Association Ethics Committee, past vice president of Meeker County Development Corporation, past president of the 12th District Bar Association, co-chair of the Litchfield Watercade, past Commodore of the Litchfield Watercade, recognized by the Minnesota Supreme Court as the 2001 Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility Volunteer of the Year, member 8th District Early Neutral Evaluation Steering Committee, past president First Lutheran Church Council and current Board Member First Lutheran Church Council.
In his free time, he enjoys downhill skiing, golfing, reading, hunting and physical conditioning.
Favorite quote: “Hard work and perseverance have no equals.”