Mike Payne Formally Approved as Hospital CEO
The Girard Medical Center Board of Trustees is pleased to announce they have formally appointed Michael Payne as the hospital Chief Executive Officer.
Payne, who has been serving as the interim CEO since July 2011, is a Pittsburg State alumnus and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. He has several years of experience in the CEO position, most recently with North Ottawa Community Hospital in Grand Haven, Mich.
“The Board, physicians and staff of Girard Medical Center all agree Mike has been well received and is a great fit or our hospital,” said Robert Tersinar, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “His credibility, experience and leadership will assist us in providing our communities with ongoing, high-quality and personalized healthcare close to home. We feel very fortunate to have him as part of our team.”
“I accepted the permanent CEO role because the community, employees and medical staff made me feel welcome and at home,” Payne said. “Also, I am excited about the future of Girard Medical Center as we all strive for clinical and fiscal excellence through superior customer service.”
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