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Lake Regional Names 4 New Directors

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce the promotion of four individuals to director positions.

Courtney Hulett, P.T., has been named director of Rehab Therapy. In this role, he coordinates the operations of Physical, Occupational and Speech Rehabilitation Therapies for Lake Regional Health System.

A Camdenton native, Hulett joined Lake Regional in 1999. He became the director of Lake Regional Rehab in Camdenton in 2001 and director of all Lake Regional Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Therapies in 2014.

Amy Kempf, R.N., was named Critical Care director. She now oversees the Intensive Care Unit, the Progressive Care Unit and Dialysis. She works closely with the physicians, nurses and support staff in these areas while collaborating with other health system leaders.

Kempf joined Lake Regional in 1996 as a tech in the Emergency Department. She completed nursing school in 1997 and worked on Med/Surg for two years before transferring to the ICU, where she worked for 17 years. Most recently, she served two years as lead nurse for Critical Care. She lives in Lake Ozark.

Toni Stidham, R.N., was named director of House Supervisors. House supervisors are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital. They focus on patient flow, quality initiatives, and encouraging staff and physician collaboration. The house supervisors work closely with the clinical staff to ensure exceptional patient outcomes and experiences.

Stidham, a nearly lifelong resident of Camdenton, has been in nursing for 20 years. She joined Lake Regional in 2006 as a tech on Stepdown and shortly thereafter became an LPN team lead. Once she graduated as an R.N. in 2007, she worked in Stepdown and ICU. In 2010, she became Stepdown’s nursing educator, and in 2012, she became the physician liaison, training and supporting providers on the electronic health record.

Judy Zickefoose was named director of Business Operations for Lake Regional Primary and Specialty Clinics. She is responsible for the overall planning, implementation and operations of the clerical team, along with creating a culture of service excellence to enhance the patient experience at all Lake Regional clinics.

Zickefoose joined Lake Regional in 1995. She has managed Dr. Michael Ledbetter’s practice, served as director of Admissions for Lake Regional Hospital, worked in Administration and, most recently, served as the manager for Camdenton and Macks Creek clinics. She lives in Camdenton.

Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to residents and visitors throughout the mid-Missouri region. The hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center and Level III Trauma Center. Lake Regional also provides a wide range of specialties, including cancer care, heart care, orthopedics and women’s health. Plus, Lake Regional operates primary care clinics, Express Care clinics, rehab therapy clinics, programs for home health and hospice, and retail pharmacies.