Pekin Hospital Board Chairman, A. Richard Kriegsman, is pleased to announce the selection of Gary L. Jepson, as the new Chief Executive Officer of Pekin Hospital. Jepson will assume his duties on Monday, June 25.
“We are pleased that Gary
and his family will be moving to Pekin and joining a strong Senior Management
Team and Medical Staff to provide excellent leadership at Pekin Hospital. He brings CEO healthcare experience and is
excited to build on the strengths of our organization. We have received nothing but positive
feedback about his performance. He has
high expectations and requires accountability by working in collaboration with
people to achieve objectives. He and his
wife are excited about becoming members of the Pekin community,” said Kriegsman.
Health Resources (QHR) wants to thank Rich Kriegsman and Pekin Hospital’s Board
of Trustees for their leadership in this time consuming selection process. Pekin Hospital has ended up with a very qualified
and deserving candidate who will continue to lead and build on the sound base
that Kevin Andrews has established,” added Gerald Parton, QHR Regional Vice
most recently served for nine years as President/Chief Executive Officer of
Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos.
Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Tahlequah City
Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He has
more than 25 years of healthcare experience, which includes serving in CEO,
COO, and CFO positions in for-profit, public, not-for-profit, and faith-based
organizations. His professional
experience has provided him with significant opportunities as a leader to
successfully address the issues that make organizations thrive including
performance in financial, clinical, operational, and strategic areas.
Jepson received a Bachelor
of Science, Business Administration degree from Walla Walla College in College
Place, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Trinity University
in San Antonio, Texas. He is a member of
the American College of Healthcare Executives.
to Jepson, “I have been impressed with the medical staff and leadership at
Pekin Hospital and the collegial relationships that exist. It is refreshing to see the board, medical
staff and leadership team working so well together. Equally impressive are Pekin Hospital’s
stellar quality, patient satisfaction and physician satisfaction scores. It’s the combination of these positive
indicators that reinforce my confidence in Pekin Hospital’s future. I look forward to continuing to build upon
all of the successes Pekin Hospital has achieved.”
and his wife Deidre are the parents of two adult children. They currently reside in San Marcos,
Texas. In his spare time, Jepson enjoys
running, domestic travel, investing in waterfront real estate, and NFL