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Lake Regional Health System Board Elects Judas as President

Monday, June 11, 2018
Jim Judas, newly elected president of the Lake Regional Health System Board of Directors Jim Judas, newly elected president of the Lake Regional Health System Board of Directors

Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce Jim Judas has been elected to serve as president of its 15-member board of directors. The uncompensated board provides governance and oversight of the health system’s strategic initiatives. Judas has been a board member of Lake Regional Health System since 2013 and has served on several committees, including finance; building and development; and medical staff development.

“Jim is dedicated to Lake Regional’s mission to provide exceptional health care,” said Dane W. Henry, chief executive officer of Lake Regional Health System. “As board president, he will lead us as we aggressively invest in the future of our health system and our community.”

Judas said it’s an honor to serve on the health system’s board of directors.

“During my time as board president, I look forward to expanding Lake Regional’s services and facilities to better and more fully meet the lake area’s health care needs,” he said. “I’ve seen so much growth and positive change in the lake area in my 35 years here, and Lake Regional Health System is a leading factor in that development.”

Judas has served as president and chief executive officer of Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks since 2013 and has been with the bank for 35 years. He earned a bachelor’s in finance and banking from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, and is a graduate of the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, ABA National Commercial Lending Graduate School, and the Missouri School of Lending. He and his wife, Carrie, live in Osage Beach and have three children.

Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to the residents and visitors of the lake area. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a three-time recipient of the Missouri Quality Award. Lake Regional also operates primary care, walk-in care, specialty care and rehab therapy clinics; retail pharmacies; and home health and hospice services throughout the lake area.