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Hocking Valley Community Hospital President and CEO announces 2018 retirement

Julie Cameron Stuck, President and CEO, announced today her plan to begin steps for retirement from Hocking Valley Community Hospital in 2018.  She has held the position of CEO since 2015, and was interim CEO for two years prior.  Additionally, she has served as Vice President of Patient Services from 2004-2013, Director of Nursing from 2002-2004, and Emergency Department Director from 1998-2002.

“I have spent time over the past year doing some personal reflection following the illness and subsequent passing of my father, and made the decision it was now time to announce my retirement so that I may spend more time with my family and exploring the many places our vast world has to see.

I will spend the coming months laying the groundwork for the transition of leadership to my successor, and will assist and support the board and senior leadership team however needed until a new CEO has been selected.”

Lead by Board Chairperson, Roger Hinerman, and board members of HVCH, the duty of identifying and securing a new CEO to continue building on the many successes of Stuck’s leadership will begin immediately.

During her years as President and CEO, Stuck has lead many key projects, including the most recent completion of a $2.1 million energy conservation project, installation of a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) referred to as Epic, transition to all digital radiological equipment, affiliation agreement with Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, HVCH 50th anniversary, and development of a hospital-wide strategic plan.

A native of Pughtown, West Virginia, Stuck has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to Hocking County.  She began her career in healthcare as staff nurse at Weirton Hospital in Weirton, West Virginia, later transitioning to staff nurse in the Emergency Department at Wheeling Hospital Medical Park in Wheeling, West Virginia.  Stuck continued her career at The Ohio State University Medical Center as staff nurse in the Emergency Department/Trauma Center and was promoted to Assistant Nurse Manager and later to Director.

She is a graduate of West Virginia Northern Community College where she received her Associate Degree in Nursing, and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Liberty State College.  More recently she received her Masters in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University.

Stuck currently holds membership in Logan, Ohio, Rotary Club, National Rural Health Association, and Ohio Hospital Association’s Small and Rural Hospital Committee.

Under her leadership as President and CEO of HVCH the following awards and recognitions have been received: The Ohio Hospital Association Melvin Creeley Award recognizing hospitals that promote sound environmental practices through implementation of waste reduction programs, recycling initiatives and other activities to preserve the planet for future generations – 2017; The Encouraging Environmental Excellence Award recognizing those who reduce waste, improve efficiency and work to continuously improve as an environmental steward – 2017; The Auditor of State Award presented to local governments upon the completion of a “clean” financial audit – 2017; Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work recognition identifying and recognizing the top workplaces in healthcare, those that go above and beyond to support their staff, empowering them to provide patients and other customers with the best possible care, products and services – 2017; and the iVantage Health analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health Award recognizing hospitals for overall excellence in Quality and Patient Satisfaction – 2017.

During her service as Vice President of Patient Services, HVCH was awarded the David Hendershot Rural Health Promotion Award; Studer Group Fire Starter of the Month – 2012; American Cancer Society Mission Delivery Award – 2012; Excellence in Patient Care – Studer Group – 2011; Studer Group Fire Starter of the Month – 2007; HealthStream Research Excellence through Insight Award – 2006; and the Logan-Hocking Chamber of Commerce Large Business Award – 2005.

Additionally, Stuck has received personal accolades during her career including the Clinical Excellence Award presented by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and the request to present in Nashville, Tennessee, at the National Annual HealthStream Summitt on Customer Excellence at a Critical Access Hospital.

Stuck says “It is the perfect time for both the hospital and me to announce my retirement.  I am excited for not only this new era in my life, but for the opportunity for someone new to continue moving Hocking Valley Community Hospital forward.”

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Hocking Valley is a community non-profit hospital with an emergency department, urgent care and a wide variety of clinical, specialty and outpatient services. For more information, contact the Community Relations office at (740) 380-8336.