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.
Meeker County Commissioner Retired Banker, Eden Valley area resident, appointed to the Meeker Memorial Hospital Board in 2005. Newly appointed as a Meeker County Commissioner on the hospital board. Mike attended the Willmar Community College. He was the Executive Vice President for the State Bank of Eden Valley for 26 years until recently retiring in 2010. He is a resident of Eden Valley. He has served as amember of the Eden Valley Lions Club, Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and Parish Council for the past 30 years. With his financial expertise, he values his contributions on the hospital board to help expand and enhance services for area residents through the recent hospital expansion/renovation project.
CPA Owner, Greg Brock Consulting, appointed to the Meeker Memorial Hospital Board in 2005. Greg graduated from St. Olaf College with bachelors of arts degree in Economics, and concentration in Accounting/Finance. He is an Independent Consultant in healthcare finance, reimbursement and regulatory compliance. He brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare through management consulting, revenue analysis, strategic planning, cost report review/preparation and was previously an auditor for the Minnesota Medicare fiscal intermediary. His contributions have been valuable with assistanceon the Finance and Executive Committees helping to focus general facility planning and financing of the expansion/renovation project and physician relations/integration.
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 Cityof 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 includes all aspects of marketing, public relations, personnel, food service, Board relations and most importantly serving the needs of the membersof 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.
Meeker Memorial Hospital, appointed as Ex Officio to the Meeker Memorial Hospital Board in Sept., 2009. Kyle holds a Bachelors of Arts from Concordia College in Hospital Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas. He has over 30 plus years of experience leading hospitals and clinics, both as independent organizations or connected through health systems including the Mayo Health System and Aurora Health System in Sheboygen,WI. He serves in the community and is a supporter through Kiwanis, Litchfield Golf Club and the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce. His hospital and clinic experience is helping Meeker Memorial to build a stronger health care setting to provide a quality patient experience.
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 in Litchfield. Al has been active in community work, and received training with the Blandin Community Leadership Development Program. He is an active Litchfield Lions Club member, 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