Jamestown Regional Medical Center CEO Todd Hudspeth has informed the JRMC Board of Directors of his resignation, effective January 14, 2014.
has accepted a hospital CEO position at Cass County Health System
in Atlantic, Iowa.
stated that his
fiancé, children, siblings and parents all live in Iowa and that he
has struggled to stay connected to them with the distance.
"This was an incredibly difficult decision for me because I work with a very talented and dedicated team of healthcare professionals-the administrative team, managers, employees, board and physicians are all dedicated to helping JRMC
become the best rural hospital in the country," said Hudspeth
, "I leave JRMC
knowing that the hospital has a very bright future ahead of it and I am confident that JRMC will continue to excel in achieving its goals that have been set for the coming years."
Hudspeth became JRMC's President and CEO in August 2011, the same time that the new facility opened.
is credited with helping to open and fine-tune the new building as well as leading the effort to construct the 45,000 square foot medical office building attached to the west side of JRMC
was a key leader in bringing new services to JRMC
, like the addition of orthopedics and technology like 3D mammography-North Dakota's first.
also initiated the hospital's current effort to add oncology services to the community.
"Two-and-a-half years ago Todd was hired as the CEO because he conveyed big-picture thinking.
provided the leadership and vision that made that and other endeavors a reality."
Prior to joining JRMC, Hudspeth was CEO of Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Hudspeth has held other leadership positions, including CEO at Guthrie County Hospital in Guthrie Center, Iowa, director of the Storz Cancer Institute at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, NE and manager of Radiation Oncology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
I wish Todd
family the very best and a bright future.