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(Denison, IA) – The Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) Board of Trustees has named Erin Muck as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization effective August 1, 2019. Muck has served as the Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at CCMH since 2015. Muck succeeds Bill Bruce as CEO. Bruce will continue as the President of CCMH and Foundation through December 31.

Muck said she is excited to assume her new duties as CEO of the health care team at CCMH.

“We have a great team of people supporting the health needs of the communities we serve at CCMH. I’m honored to be able to work with our Board, physicians, nurses, technicians, and all support staff to bring the best care possible to each patient and family we serve. ” Muck said.

With more than 20 years of healthcare experience, Muck received her RN from Marshalltown Community College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, UT. Before coming to CCMH, Muck served as the Chief Nursing Officer at Grand River Health in Rifle, CO, and in a variety of leadership roles at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall, MN. Muck began her registered nursing career in health care in Slayton, MN.

Muck and her husband, Rob, have two children and live in Denison.

The Board of Trustees also directed that Bill Bruce continue as President of CCMH, and of the Hospital Foundation of Crawford County (HFCC), until December 31, 2019. During this time Bruce will represent CCMH and the Foundation in work on Board directed initiatives to further develop the services, clinical capabilities and community growth of the communities served by CCMH along with any support needed for the orientation of Muck in her new role as CEO.

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Our Medical Staff

Attached to the hospital is the CCMH Medical Clinic – Main Campus, which is a provider-based rural health clinic. The Main Campus clinic currently has three family medical physicians, John Ingram, MD; Todd Woollen, MD, FAAFP; and John Lothrop, MD; and Dr. Elizabeth Brandt, a board –certified pediatrician. In addition, three advanced practitioners, Kathy Berens-Brownmiller, PA-C; Julie Graeve, ARNP; and Jill Kierscht, ARNP, are available to ensure the best care for patients of all ages. Drs. Ingram and Woollen also provide obstetrics services for their patients.

The CCMH Medical Clinic – City Center is located at 115 North 14th Street in uptown Denison. The City Center clinic is staffed by two advanced practitioners, Erin Schechinger, DNP and MacKenzi Smith, PA-C. The City Center clinic also houses Jim Greenwood and Jill Wonder. Both are licensed mental health counselors who provide child, family and adult counseling services. The CCMH Emergency Department is headed up by Craig Simons, DO. Dr. Simons is the Medical Director of CCMH Emergency Services.

Our Specialty Staff

CCMH Medical Clinic – Main Campus provides 24-hour coverage for community-based services for orthopaedics, obstetrics/gynecology and general surgery. A recent 6,000 square foot addition provides ample space to accommodate the needs of patients requiring these specialty services. Bradley Lister, MD, orthopaedic surgeon; Lori Johannsen, PA-C, orthopaedics; Douglas Bolda, MD, orthopaedic surgeon; Karl Hasik, MD, OB-GYN; Sarah Lundin, DO, OB-GYN; David Wright, DO, general surgeon; and Michael Thorstenson, MD, general surgeon, staff these services for CCMH.