updated: 2/13/2011 2:35:47 PM

Hospital Names New Leader

InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report

Linda Simmons has been hired as the new chief executive officer for Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. She most recently held the position of interim CEO at a hospital in Rock Springs, Wyoming and has also held leadership positions at two facilities in Texas. She will succeed William Alloy, who announced his retirement last fall.

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February 11, 2011

News Release

New Executive leadership will soon guide Decatur County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) in Greensburg. Following an extensive search, an announcement was made today by the DCMH Board of Trustees of the hiring of the new Hospital CEO. Linda V. Simmons has been selected to fill the position that will be opened by the retirement of current CEO, William Alloy. Alloy had made his retirement announcement in the fall of last year.

Simmons has most recently served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC) in Rock Springs, Wyoming. In that position she focused on areas of medical staff development/relations, financial operations, operational/clinical program development, hospital board relations and community involvement among others. Prior to the interim position she had served as the Chief Operating Officer there from 2006 to 2010. MHSC is a 99-bed, Joint Commission accredited, full

She had also served as CEO at the Kindred Hospital Walnut Hill in Dallas, Texas, and Chief Operating Officer at the Kindred Hospital-Arlington in Arlington, Texas. In addition, Simmons has years of related healthcare education and experience.

Simmons’ accomplishments in her career include serving as Director of Critical Care Services, Clinical Manager of the ICU/Dialysis/Telemetry Services and working as an ICU Staff/Charge Nurse. Her Educational attainments include a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, and a Master of Science in Nursing, with a Healthcare Administration focus, from Baylor University. She also possesses a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Messiah College.

Professionally, Simmons has been affiliated with the Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), appointed by the Governor of Wyoming to the Wyoming Workforce Taskforce Council, served on the Board of the ATI School of Respiratory Sciences, a United Way Loaned Executive, and a Stevie Award Finalist for a Woman Executive of a Not-for-Profit organization.

“Our Hospital, Medical Staff, Employees, and Community are fortunate to have attracted a CEO of Linda’s caliber,” commented Toni Collins, Chair of the DCMH Board of Trustees. “Her unique blend of clinical, organizational and operational experience is certain to serve our facility and its patients well.” Collins also expressed her thanks to the search committee, many physicians, board members, staff and community leaders who assisted in the search process.

Simmons, and her husband Charlie, have five grown children and enjoy the outdoors and collecting antiques. She is expected to begin her duties at the Hospital in early April.

Decatur County Memorial Hospital was opened in Greensburg in 1922 and serves the area with a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a patient simulation lab, 128 slice low-dose CT scanner, OB Physician Smart Phone Monitoring, 24/7 emergency services and others. The Hospital is a member of the Indiana Telehealth Network and has a mission of advancing the health and wellness of the community by providing quality care, leadership and education. More information on the facility and its offerings may be obtained at www.dcmh.net.

Source: Decatur County Memorial Hospital

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