The Board of Commissioners of Grundy County Memorial Hospital has appointed longtime Chief Financial Officer Lisa Zinkula as Interim CEO of the hospital, effective January 1, 2013. Zinkula will serve in the role while a search is conducted to fill the CEO position left open as Pam Delagardelle begins her new position as CEO of Allen Health System.
Zinkula began working for Grundy County Memorial Hospital ten years ago. Her experience in hospital financial administration began at Allen Hospital, where she worked for six years before joining GCMH. She is a graduate of Luther College, and is active in a variety of community leadership roles. She was a 2010 recipient of the Twenty Under Forty Leadership recognition for young leaders in the Cedar Valley.
"We have every confidence in Lisa's experience and ability," remarks Board Chair Brenda Davis. "Lisa is equipped with in-depth knowledge of the hospital after serving as CFO for the past ten years."
Lisa Zinkula, GCMH CFO, appointed Interim CEO of Grundy County Memorial Hospital.
While the Board of Commissioners has not yet approved a search process to locate Delagardelle's permanent replacement, Davis says board members are comfortable with the present administrative staff and want to take time to find the right person to fill the top GCMH position.