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  Ken Johnson, President & CEO of HRHS, has been with the healthcare system for over five years. As CEO he provides leadership for the   system while creating a positive and productive culture. Johnson joined the organization in 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2013 and then became the CEO in 2015. He has over 32 years of healthcare leadership experience holding positions in both large and small healthcare organizations. This is not Johnson’s first time with Hutchinson hospital as he was an internal auditor for Hutchinson Hospital Corporation in 1983. He worked at HHC until 1989, when he moved to Wichita to pursue a Master's Degree in Healthcare, which he received in 1994. He is a member of First Church of the Nazarene and enjoys participating in charitable activities in Hutchinson. Ken and his wife Carolyn have been married 33 years and have 2 grown sons.

  Wes Hoyt, Chief Operating Officer

  Cassie Dolen, Chief Financial Officer In 2014 Cassie Dolen became the Chief Financial Officer of HRHS. She is accountable for the administrative and financial operations of the company, overseeing health information management, patient accounts and patient access. She received her undergraduate degree in accounting and business management as well as her master’s in business administration from Newman University in Wichita. Prior to joining HRHS, Dolen spent 8 years working in public accounting with BKD, LLP and Grant Thornton, LLP, both Wichita accounting firms, where she specialized in Healthcare and Not-For-Profit industries. She and her husband are both from Sedgwick and now live in Hutchinson. Dolen loves to read mystery, romance, and suspense novels and enjoys adult coloring books.

  Chris Kelly, VP of Business Development

  Darla Wilson, Executive Director of Hospice & Homecare of Reno County

  Michael Garrett, Executive Director of Horizons Mental Health Center

  Bill Giersch, Executive Director of Health-E-Quip & Chalmers Cancer Center

  Greg Meredith, VP of Compliance In 2014, Greg Meredith became the Vice president of Compliance & Ethics of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System. In his position he oversees the Corporate Compliance Program for Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System. Meredith grew up in the Wichita area, getting his undergraduate degree in psychology at Pittsburg State University. He later received his jurist doctorate from Washburn Law School. He has been a licensed attorney for more than 30 years. Meredith is married and has three children in college. In his free time, Meredith likes reading about history, especially manned space programs.

  Tom Smith, MD, VP of Medical Affairs & CMO Tom Smith was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio. Before becoming the VP of Medical Affairs and CMO, Smith practiced ENT/head and neck surgery for 33 years in Hutchinson. He received his M.D. from the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois. In his position he acts as a liaison between administration and physicians. He and his wife have been married for more than 50 years. They have three children along with eight grandchildren. Smith became an avid reader after reading “Shogun” by James Clavell. He also enjoys cooking and golf.

  Kevin Chiles, VP of Human Resources

  Peggy Tuxhorn, VP of Quality Peggy Tuxhorn became the VP of Quality for the hospital in 2013. In this position Tuxhorn is the executive managing quality, risk, care management, medical staff services, and patient experiences. Prior to this position she was the Director of Quality and Risk at HRMC for 3 years. She went to nursing school at Wesley Medical Center and later graduated from Friends University with a bachelors in organizational leadership and a masters in management. Peggy is a huge fan of WSU basketball and enjoys quilt making.

  Calvin Wright, Chief Information Officer