Van Diest Medical names interim CEO

WEBSTER CITY – Lori Rathbun will serve as interim chief executive officer of Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City effective immediately

The announcement was made Thursday.

Rathbun currently holds the position of Mercy Health Network finance executive for the Mercy Rural Network, based out of Des Moines.

Prior to her present role working with the Rural Network at MHN, she led many initiatives while providing progressive leadership at Mercy Medical Center – Centerville as vice president of operations and chief financial officer.

VDMC?officials said Rathbun’s expertise lies in strategic, operational and financial planning, with significant results demonstrated in all key financial indicators at Centerville coupled with development and growth in their outpatient services under her direction.

Rathbun will continue to be involved in network finance leadership projects while she duly serves the role of interim CEO for Van Diest Medical Center. Recruitment efforts for a new CEO are currently underway.