JCHC Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Jefferson County Health Center (JCHC) has welcomed Brent Feickert, MBA as their new Chief Financial Officer. He follows Larry Peach, who retired in December 2022.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Brent will provide fiscal leadership for JCHC including financial services, general accounting, financial and statistical reporting activities, and reimbursement matters. He will oversee several departments at JCHC Including the Business Office, main hospital registration, Materials Management, Environmental Services, and payroll accounting staff.

Brent has over 22 years working in various healthcare organizations including 16 years in healthcare leadership roles in Iowa and Minnesota. Brent holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from University of Iowa, is a retired member of the Army National Guard, former Firefighter in both Postville and Webster City, Iowa, and is a current member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

 “My joining the exceptional team at JCHC allows me to be closer to the mission and engaged with the patients we have the honor of serving. At JCHC, our mission is to optimize the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve through patient-centered, high quality, and compassionate services. That mission is why I have stayed in healthcare. The ability to connect with it is why I am proud to be part of the Jefferson County community and JCHC Team,” said Brent.

Bryan Hunger, JCHC CEO, said that he knew Brent would be a great fit. “When we selected a new Chief Financial Officer, we wanted to make sure that this leader would be good fit for our community and organization, and that there was alignment with our mission, vision, and values. We want the CFO to be just as excited and passionate about healthcare services in a rural community as we are,” said Hunger.

When asked about his vision and goals for JCHC, Brent stated, “Healthcare is a very personal experience and one where there is an increasing number of choices. My vision is to support the patient-centered approach in all we do. Most immediate, we will continue to mature in how we take thousands of variables of data and use it to create meaningful information that our physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, support staff, and leaders can use to make decisions quickly which advance our mission. This includes harnessing the voice of our community to understand the needs and wants of the healthcare consumer and prepare for the future healthcare needs of our community.”