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GMC Welcomes New Executive Director of the Foundation!

Girard Medical Center announces the appointment of Ronda Ison as Executive Director of the Foundation.

The Girard Medical Center Foundation serves to encourage ongoing community support in financing the hospital as well as strengthen their communications and provide long-term leadership. Ison’s position is responsible for generating revenue from individuals and corporations for the betterment of the hospital as well as providing coordination and leadership for the Foundation Board and other volunteers.

“We are excited to have Ronda Ison as our Director and strongly feel that she is a great fit to fulfill our needs.  We look forward to watching the Foundation prosper and grow to new levels under her direction,” said Greg Sullivan, Foundation Board President.

Ison previously was the Director of Resource Development for the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas.  She has her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Pittsburg State University.  She is currently a member of Sunrise Rotary, P.E.O. Chapter AQ, St. Mary’s PTO and participates in various church activities.  A Pittsburg native, Ison and her husband John have three children Nicholas, Greta, and Anthony. 

“I am honored and excited to join the Foundation which is a vital part in helping the hospital grow,” Ison said. “My job is to ensure that we remain strong and competitive in the healthcare industry through support from our community, our leadership, and our staff.”

Girard Medical Center has served the people of Crawford County and rural Southeastern Kansas since 1910, providing comprehensive healthcare to residents. Reaching out into the communities through clinics in Cherokee, Frontenac, Girard and Arma, in addition to numerous outreach programs and opportunities are just a few of the ways that GMC serves the residents of Southeastern Kansas. Providing a strong hospital facility with state-of-the-art technological capabilities and a strong professional staff enables GMC to continue to provide the quality care that residents deserve, and enforces their commitment to the health and well being of all residents in Southeastern Kansas, now and in the future.