Crawford County Memorial Hospital Hires New Vice President, Clinical Services & CNO

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After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, has hired Erin Muck as Chief Nursing Officer. A skilled nurse executive with almost 20 years of healthcare experience, Muck will assume her new duties on June 22.

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Erin is a high-performing nurse executive who brings a hands-on leadership approach and proven experience within critical access hospitals.

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, has hired Erin Muck as Chief Nursing Officer. A skilled nurse executive with almost 20 years of healthcare experience, Muck will assume her new duties on June 22.

“Erin is a high-performing nurse executive who brings a hands-on leadership approach and proven experience within critical access hospitals,” said Bill Bruce, chief executive officer at Crawford County Memorial Hospital. “The hospital and community will benefit from Erin’s strong communication skills and dedicated focus on delivering high-quality patient care.”

Formerly, Muck served as chief nursing officer at Grand River Health in Rifle, Colo. In this role, she managed and provided leadership for all direct patient care as well as the emergency department, operating room, respiratory therapy, medical surgical and case management.

“Crawford County Memorial Hospital was seeking an ambitious nurse executive to provide strategic leadership and build strong relationships with physicians,” said Terri Houchen, associate vice president of executive search for B. E. Smith, the healthcare executive search firm who conducted the nationwide CNO search for Crawford County Memorial Hospital. “Erin’s leadership style was the perfect fit.”

Muck is currently earning a Master of Business Administration. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Crawford County Memorial Hospital:
Crawford County Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Denison, Iowa. Opened to the public in 1951, CCMH has undergone many transformations during the last six decades. The biggest transformation was the construction of a new, state-of-the-art facility which opened in 2011. The hospital offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic services. It also includes CCMH Medical Clinic, a provider-based rural health clinic that features family medicine, counseling, general surgery, orthopedic surgery and OB/GYN services. In addition, 20 specialists provide services on a regular basis in CCMH sponsored specialty clinics. For more information about Crawford County Memorial Hospital, visit http://www.ccmhia.com.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare executive search firm and one of the top-ranked providers of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Advisory Services. Veteran healthcare recruiters and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 1,000 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and one of the largest databases of skilled senior-level nurse executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit BESmith.com or call 855-254-8261.

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