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SSM Health names new regional president for Mid-Missouri

Kenneth (K.C.) DeBoer named Mid-Missouri Regional President for SSM Health.
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Kenneth (K.C.) DeBoer named Mid-Missouri Regional President for SSM Health.


SSM Health has named Kenneth (K.C.) DeBoer as Regional President for Mid-Missouri, effective August 1.

“K.C. comes to SSM Health with a strong track record of improving employee engagement and patient satisfaction, successfully recruiting physicians, and leading strategic growth,” said Steve Smoot, SSM Health’s Chief Operating Officer in a release.

DeBoer replaces George Hayes, who joined SSM Health as interim president in Mid-Missouri in October 2021. George’s steady leadership and focus on strategic opportunities provided a strong foundation for the new president.

DeBoer previously served as President and CEO of Prairie Lakes Healthcare System in South Dakota, as well as Jamestown Regional Medical Center in North Dakota.

As President and CEO of Prairie Lakes Healthcare, DeBoer led the community and staff through COVID-19, including community vaccination efforts and achieving positive operating income. He also worked with the system’s board of directors to complete a new strategic plan, mission and vision statements.

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