The mission of Jefferson County Health Center, governed by a 7-member board, is to oversee the health care needs of its public by making available high quality services in quantity consistent with economic and regulatory considerations. To improve delivery, organization and management of health care services, the Jefferson County Health Center will:
"Bob's hard work and dedication have provided immeasureable support to the hospital's mission, vision and values. His strong sense of commitment is evidenced by the countless hours he spends working on behalf of the hospital, it's staff and the community. But above everything else, Bob is a man of character and personal integrity who exemplifies the qualities of leadership, diplomacy and strategic thinking we all desire amoung our board members." Deb Cardin, CEO.
Pictured (L) Bob Keller Trustee, Deb Cardin CEO, Rene Rebling Board President
Other Trustees who completed the course were Tom Kunkle and Merlikn Miller.
Renee has been a Trustee since 2009. She was elected as board chair in 2013. She is the Branch Manager of Community 1st Credit Union.
Bob has been a Trustee since 1993. Bob was the chairman of the board from 2005 - 2012.
October 2013 awarded Iowa Hospital Association "Excellence in Governance Award" for his hard work and dedication on the JCHC Board of Trustees
Merlin has been a Trustee since 2007.
Merlin is a self-employed farmer at Miller & Son Farms and is the co-owner of Southeast Iowa Diesel Services. Merlin’s wife is proprietor of Kim's Kottage in Fairfield.
Tom has been a Trustee since 2005. Tom served as Vice Chair from 2011 - 2012.
Tom has a Bachelor's of Business Administration and Industrial Relations from the University of Iowa.
Julie has been a Trustee since 2011. Julie is the owner of Flirt, a women’s store, located on the square in Fairfield.
Greg has been a trustee since 2011. He is the Human Resource Manager of Community 1st Credit Union and has served on numerous boards and committees in Fairfield and Jefferson County.
Joan has been a trustee since 2012. She is a retired nurse who worked at JCHC for 41 years. Her last position was as Director of Nursing.
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