The Lake Regional Health System Board of Directors is pleased to announce its election of two new officers and one new member. The board has elected Karen Faiferlick as president, Jason Hulett as vice president and John Patton, D.O., FACOS, as a board member. The uncompensated, 16-member board provides governance and oversight of the health system’s strategic initiatives.
“Our new officers, Karen and Jason, are lake-area natives, who have a deep commitment to our community, our team and our patients,” said Jim Judas, who served as board president the last four years. “They will lead us with insight and dedication as we continue to expand and advance local health care.
“We’re also excited to have Dr. Patton joining the board,” Judas continued. “His perspective as a longtime Lake Regional physician is invaluable to this leadership team.”
Faiferlick has been a Lake Regional Health System board member since 2016. She served as vice president from June 2019 to June 2022 and has served on several committees, including Executive, Finance & Audit, Strategic Planning, Quality and as chair of Fund Development.
A Camdenton High School graduate, Faiferlick moved back to the Lake of the Ozarks area in 2010 after 27 years in corporate marketing at Hallmark Cards and Sprint Corporation. She and her husband, David, own Missouri Furniture. Her community involvement includes serving on the boards for Citizens Against Domestic Violence and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Hulett joined the Lake Regional Health System Board of Directors in 2020. He has served on Compensation, Finance & Audit, Nominating & Governance and Strategic Planning committees. He also has served on the Lake Regional Medical Group board, a subsidiary of Lake Regional Health System, since 2012.
Hulett is a lifelong resident of Camden County. His professional experience includes 30 years at his family business, Hulett Chevrolet Buick GMC in Camdenton, where he is the company’s president and dealer principal. In addition, Hulett serves on various committees of the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association. His community involvement includes serving on the board of Citizens Against Domestic Violence and as president of the Camdenton Laker Athletics Boosters Club.
Hulett succeeds Faiferlick as vice president.
Dr. Patton joined the Lake Regional medical staff as a general surgeon in 2010. He served as chief of staff from October 2016 through September 2020 and currently serves as the medical director of Lake Regional’s Trauma program.
Dr. Patton joins the board following the retirement of Grant Barnum, D.O. Learn more about Dr. Barnum’s service at lakeregional.com/Barnum.