Clive, Iowa; February 25, 2022 – MercyOne is proud to share three CEOs of MercyOne member hospitals are being recognized as 67 rural hospital CEOs to know by Becker’s Hospital Review. MercyOne CEOs earning recognition include:
- Dar Elbert of Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona has been with the hospital since 1987. As Chief Nursing Officer and CEO her leadership is focused on making patients and their families the top priority. Her engagement with providers and colleagues maximizes care coordination and personalized care for each patient.
- Veronica Fuhs of Monroe County Hospital & Clinics in Albia and Davis County Hospital & Clinics in Bloomfield has led the team at Monroe County Hospital & Clinics as CEO since March 2015 and Davis County Hospital & Clinics since 2018. She is focused on providing unparalleled service, unwavering commitment to safety and a relentless pursuit of value.
- Brooke Kensinger of MercyOne Elkader Medical Center has led the 25-bed critical access hospital for more than five years. Ms. Kensinger’s steadfast dedication and unwavering commitment to healthcare during her time leading MercyOne Elkader Medical Center earned her the Iowa Hospital Association’s 2021 Young Executive Achievement Award.
“We are extremely proud of these three leaders,” said MercyOne Mike Trachta, MercyOne Vice President of Network Affiliates. “Each CEO knows the needs of their communities deeply and is devoted to delivering that care. Their service has helped these hospitals thrive during a challenging time in health care.”
Rural hospitals are the lifeblood of communities in Iowa. Providers and colleagues work tirelessly to deliver safe, quality care to meet rural resident’s health care needs. Rural hospitals also are a key player in the economic health of their regions – providing jobs, community services and economic stability. We hope you will join us in recognizing the contributions of these leaders and dedication to the health of Iowans.