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St. Anthony CEO, Gary Riedmann, To Retire

Monday, 19 December 2011

Riedmann’s 20 years as CEO of St. Anthony has seen a period of significant growth in community healthcare services, employees, physicians, and financial stability.  The St. Anthony Cancer Center, Dialysis Center, Surgery center, Outpatient Center, Orthopedics Unit, and Alzheimer’s program have been developed during Riedmann’s leadership.  Employees have increased from 260 to 630 full and part-time employees.  Full-time physicians in the community have increased specialty providers including OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Ear, Nose & Throat, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology, Psychiatry, and Family Practice.  St. Anthony has been recognized nationally for quality services as a model rural healthcare provider, as well as being recognized in the lowest cost 10% of hospitals nationwide.

Riedmann’s final day as CEO will be January 20, 2012.  Riedmann will continue as President of St. Anthony through December 31, 2012.  He will continue to represent St. Anthony on Boards including the Iowa Hospital Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, Prairie Health Ventures, the Mid-American Health Alliance, and the St. Anthony/Alegent Cancer Center, as well as organization planning on a part-time basis through December 31, 2012.

The Board will conduct a formal search process for the CEO position.  During the recruitment process, the Board has appointed Ed Smith, Senior Vice President as Interim CEO effective January 21, 2012.  Smith will be responsible for day-to-day executive management responsibilities for St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home.  It is expected that Smith will also be a candidate for the permanent CEO position.

The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA) in La Crosse, Wisconsin, founders and sponsors of St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home, have participated in the Retirement Transition Plan of Gary Riedmann.  Sr. Linda Mershon, President of FSPA said, “We sincerely thank Gary for 20 years of dedicated service to the mission of St. Anthony Regional Hospital and the Franciscan Sisters.  We commend him on the ongoing success and development of healthcare in Iowa.  Although we are sorry to see Gary go, we honor his decision to retire and wish him well.  We support the interim term of Ed Smith while a search is conducted.  Our faith remains in the commitment to quality healthcare of the entire St. Anthony Hospital staff.” 

Art Neu, St. Anthony Hospital Board Chairman added, “St Anthony Regional Hospital has become a regional center for health care in western Iowa and at the same time has become an economic engine for Carroll and west central Iowa.  The health care available here because of the hospital and the 30+ physicians in the community draw people from the region to Carroll.   We are now entering into a new phase for the hospital with the retirement of Gary Riedmann.  The change in the hospital since Gary came has been remarkable and with his retirement we enter a new phase.  The future looks difficult for health care but the board and the FSPA are determined to keep St. Anthony on the cutting edge of health care in western Iowa.”

Last updated ( Tuesday, 20 December 2011 )

St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401