Albia, Iowa, February 14, 2023 – Rural hospitals are critical to the success of the U.S. healthcare system to expand access to care in remote areas. CEOs at the helm of these important community institutions have many responsibilities to make sure their hospitals thrive.
Eighty executives across the United States were selected putting their heart and soul into ensuring their communities have access to the best healthcare services possible. One of those executives is our very own, Veronica Fuhs, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC). While rural hospitals across the country have faced closure in recent years, Fuhs has developed a model for not only surviving but thriving.
“Veronica’s knowledge & innovation puts MCHC ahead of the curve. MCHC has flourished under her leadership, even as we navigated COVID-19 and a $19M building expansion. And let’s add the Top Workplace Award for employee satisfaction for 6 years in a row to that list, too. She is second to none,” said Marilee Scieszinski, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Board of Trustees President.
Fuhs has led the team at MCHC as CEO since March 2015. The health system is focused on providing unparalleled service, unwavering commitment to safety and a relentless pursuit of value.
“Over the last three years, the healthcare field has continued to feel the impact of COVID-19. Those impacts are far reaching. However, through those ups and downs, Veronica has been a steadfast leader,” said Brian Teeter, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics Chief Nursing Officer. “Our patients have received the care they need in a safe and healthy environment, our workforce has expanded, and our employees are happy. This has all happened while keeping a patient’s first experience at the forefront. MCHC is thankful and proud to have Veronica as a leader through all of this.”