Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, was recently recognized by Becker’s as one of the “60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know” in 2019 for the 8th year in a row.
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Many CEOs have served their institutions for decades, recruiting physicians, expanding services and implementing technology platforms to ensure the best care possible for their communities.
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Dr. Bunting-Williams has been FMH CEO for the past 21 years.
Additionally, Bunting-Williams was a speaker at the 10thAnnual Becker’s Hospital Review meeting in Chicago, Illinois in April. There were more than 3,000 attendees from hospitals and health systems across the nation.
Dr. Bunting-Williams presented on the top challenges that rural facilities face and what to do about them.
“I am proud to be a part of this organization. We have a progressive thinking Board of Directors, who help support our efforts to bring new services to our community and to make sure we continue to prosper. To be asked to speak about our successes at FMH at a national conference is quite an honor, and it further validates the quality of care we provide. None of this would be possible without the support of our Medical Staff and the more than 330 employees that work at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. We are truly blessed here at FMH and cannot wait to see what the future holds for our great organization!” stated Katherine Bunting-Williams, Ph.D., FMH Chief Executive Officer.