The CEO at the Guthrie County Hospital has been chosen as the new CEO at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.
Todd Hudspeth was named as the BVRMC CEO yesterday. He will begin his work Jan. 13, 2003.
In selecting Hudspeth, BVRMC Board of Trustees chair Mike Sharar and Iowa Health System VP for Public Affairs Barry Spear described him as "a visionary leader, with a proven track record of advancing physician, patient and employee satisfaction as well as meeting clinical and financial objectives."
The BVRMC Board of Trustees cited Hudspeth's "commitment to excellence and his experience with providing quality leadership."
"Todd is the person who can lead Buena Vista Regional Medical Center on our continuing mission to provide premier healthcare services to everyone in our region," Sharar said.
For the past four years, Hudspeth has been the CEO at the Guthrie County Hospital. Previously he was director of the Storz Cancer Institute at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, and business manager and oncology manager for Radiation Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Hudspeth is a native of Wesley, east of Algona. He has a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from ISU and a masters of business administration from the University of Nebraska, Omaha.
He and his wife, Mary Kay, have two children.
His whole career has been in healthcare, an interest that developed while in an internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Hudspeth told the Pilot-Tribune yesterday.
Hudspeth said he looks forward to a larger hospital and community. Guthrie County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital.
"I was very impressed by the hospital and by the community," he said of Storm Lake. "I think (BVRMC) has made tremendous strides in the last several years in terms of growth and I hope to continue with the growth they've started and build upon that."
Hudspeth said it will take a little time to familiarize himself with both the medical center and the larger community that it serves.
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is a 54-bed facility and employs more than 350 people. The medical center is in the midst of a $5.8 million building project to create a new Center for Women's Health, and expanded and improved facilities for laboratory, emergency, cardiology and physical therapy departments.