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Kevin Gleghorn

Kevin Gleghorn

Judy Ingalsbe

Judy Ingalsbe

(West Plains) – The Missouri Hospital Association has recognized Ozarks Medical Center Board of Directors Vice President Kevin Gleghorn and Board Secretary Judy Ingalsbe with Governance Excellence certificates.

The program was launched in 2011 to enhance hospital trustees’ skills and provide them with increased knowledge of issues in hospital governance to help them make effective decisions for their organizations. Gleghorn and Ingalsbe were two of 27 hospital trustees from around the state to complete the voluntary educational program for hospital board members.

“Hospitals are complex organizations,” said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA president and CEO. “To add value to decisions about hospital operations and support a hospital’s work in the community, a trustee must have a thorough understanding of a range of responsibilities in governance practices and the integration of the hospital’s mission and values. The Governance Excellence Certificate Program is designed to expand trustees’ knowledge base and provide enhanced decision-making skills.”

To complete the certificate program, trustees were required to attend a day-long session at MHA’s annual convention in November 2012 and complete six of eight independent study modules. The certificate recipients serve as trustees at 19 Missouri hospitals.

“At Ozarks Medical Center, we are very fortunate to have an outstanding Board of Directors to guide the mission and vision of this organization,” said David Zechman, OMC President and CEO. “All of our board members have an in-depth knowledge of health care issues and hospital operations and they are continually working to enhance their understanding. We appreciate Kevin and Judy completing the program and their dedication to our community’s health care.”

For more information on OMC, call 417-257-6735.

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