Kenny Boyd Named McDonough District Hospital President

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Kenny Boyd, chief executive officer for the Girard Medical Center, has been named President/CEO of McDonough District Hospital, effective July 25, 2011.

His experience as a CEO in a comparably sized hospital with strong outreach services, his ability to build partnerships and his enthusiasm are among the many qualities he will bring to MDH.

Kenny Boyd, chief executive officer for the Girard Medical Center, has been named President/CEO of McDonough District Hospital, effective July 25, 2011.

“From an excellent group of candidates, the search committee and Board selected Kenny Boyd to lead MDH in its mission to provide outstanding healthcare services with a personal approach to the residents of our community,” said MDH Board President Donald Dexter. “His experience as a CEO in a comparably sized hospital with strong outreach services, his ability to build partnerships and his enthusiasm are among the many qualities he will bring to MDH.”

Since 2006, Boyd has been at Girard Medical Center, a 35-bed critical access facility with five outlying clinics and a home health agency located in Girard, Kansas. Boyd’s 12-year healthcare career has included leadership positions at Dickenson Community Hospital in Clintwood, Virginia, and Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia.

“My family and I are excited to be joining both MDH and the Macomb community and having the opportunity to contribute to the continued successes of each,” Boyd said.

Boyd received his master’s degree in health services management from Webster University in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and his bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in policy analysis from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

He and his wife Nakina have one son, Gavin, and a daughter, Karissa.

Boyd was named following a national search to replace President/CEO Stephen Hopper, who served in the role from 1985 until his retirement in January 2011. Current MDH Vice President of Finance Linda Dace has been serving as interim President/CEO.

The executive recruitment firm of B. E. Smith, based in Lenexa, Kan., was retained by the MDH Board and search committee to coordinate the search for a new permanent chief executive officer. The search firm met with hospital, medical staff and community representatives to assist the Board and search committee in developing the position announcement. There were more than 100 applications for the position. Interviews with final candidates were held the week of May 16-18. Candidates met with hospital staff, medical staff and a panel of community leaders in addition to the search committee.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers. B. E. Smith’s comprehensive suite of services includes Interim Healthcare Leadership, Permanent Executive Placements and Consulting Solutions. The company is comprised of veteran healthcare leaders who partner with each client to create solutions that uniquely fit their needs. B. E. Smith, the No. 1 ranked executive search firm by Modern Healthcare, maintains one of the largest databases of skilled healthcare leadership and interim executive candidates in the industry and recently placed more than 600 total leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.BESmith.com or call 877-802-4593.

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