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Cherokee Regional Medical Center appoints new CEO


March 28, 2019

Gary W. Jordon

(Cherokee, Iowa – March 20, 2019) The Board of Directors at Cherokee Regional Medical Center and UnityPoint Health® announce the appointment of Gary W. Jordan, FACHE, as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) effective March 18, 2019.

Jordan began his career at Carroll Regional Medical Center in Berryville, Arkansas, as the vice-president of support services. From 1999 to 2010, he served in president and CEO roles with Mercy Health System in Missouri. Most recently, Jordan has been serving as the CEO of Saint Luke's Health System/Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, Missouri. He brings with him 28 years of senior management and healthcare administration experience.

Jordan holds the credential of Fellow, with the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition, he earned his Bachelor of Science from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and his Master of Business Administration from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

He is active in the communities he has lived and has volunteered with a number of organizations including the YMCA, Little League, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, the Missouri Hospital association and has served as a board member for North Missouri Community College Foundation. Jordan and his wife, Janet, have four children.

Les Todd, Board Chair for CRMC, says "The CRMC Board is pleased that Gary has accepted the position of CEO. We look forward to working with him in establishing the strategic direction to further position CRMC as a leader in rural health care well into the future."

"We are extremely excited for Gary on his appointment as CEO of CRMC. We want to welcome him to the UnityPoint Health executive leadership team here at St. Luke's," says Lynn Wold, President and CEO at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's. "Gary's solid experience with healthcare delivery operations will benefit the CRMC organization and the community of Cherokee."

UnityPoint Health – Sioux City and CRMC entered into a Hospital Management Agreement in October 2013.


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