GVMH’s Wertz receives national recognition
Randy S. Wertz, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, has been named one of “50 rural hospital CEOs to know” for 2016 by Becker’s Hospital Review.
The 50 leaders included in the list “have demonstrated dedication to providing high-quality, accessible care to their communities,” according to the publication, which features business and legal news and analysis related to hospitals and health systems and is distributed nationally.
Wertz joined the staff at GVMH in 1988 and assumed his role as Chief Executive Officer a short time later. Under his leadership, GVMH has received numerous state and national awards, including the 2013 Missouri Quality Award. In addition, the facility currently is undergoing a major facility expansion that once complete will give patients improved access to care for outpatient and other needed services.
Wertz received the Missouri Hospital Association’s Visionary Leadership Award in 2000. He served on the MHA’s Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015 and was chairman in 2014. He is a past president of the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and has been actively involved in numerous community and civic organizations.
“Randy is a dedicated leader, and we have greatly benefited from his commitment to the growth and development of GVMH,” said Tim Glasscock, chairman of the GVMH Board of Directors. “His visionary leadership has made a significant impact on GVMH and our community.”