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Hammond Henry Hospital District Hires New CEO


Hammond-Henry Hospital’s Board of Trustees is proud to announce that Jeff Lingerfelt has accepted the Hammond-Henry Hospital (HHH) CEO position beginning in the fall of 2015. Lingerfelt will succeed HHH Interim CEO Flo Spyrow who has been in that role since January, 2015. Spyrow assumed that Interim CEO role to allow a seamless transition with a new CEO after HHH CEO Brad Solberg accepted another CEO position at a larger Illinois hospital in December, 2014.

In his new role, Lingerfelt will be accountable for providing leadership, support, and direction to continue and improve upon the successful fulfillment of the organization’s mission “To improve the quality of life within our communities through the excellence of healthcare.”  Recent hospital awards include:

  • 2015 Most Wired Hospital
  • 2015 “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” List by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • 2015 “HealthStrong” Top Critical Access Hospitals by iVantage
  • 2014 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals by iVantage
  • 2014 Top 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • 2014 Long Term Care CMS 5-Star Quality Rating (three + years in a row)
  • 2014 Most Wired Hospital

“Jeff is an excellent leader and a great fit for our team of employees, medical staff and volunteers. Jeff’s successful career experience will help strengthen HHH’s strategic position as an outstanding community healthcare provider for those in and around Henry County” said HHH Board Chair James Mickley.  Lingerfelt is currently the CEO of Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, ND. He was recently recognized as “Outstanding Healthcare Professional of the Year 2015” by the University of North Dakota. He said “I was attracted to HHH due to its strong track record, empowering values, and outstanding employees, physicians and volunteers. My wife Jenny and I look forward to becoming a part of the warm and friendly community around Geneseo.” The executive search was coordinated by HealthTech Management Services.

HHH Medical Staff President Dr. Julie Brown, MD said: “Several physicians took part in this interview process. We are pleased that a physician friendly leader who is committed and capable for promoting and improving high quality care has been chosen.”