Lake Regional Health System has named five directors to oversee newly organized service lines. The service lines include Ancillary Services; Cancer Services; Cardiac Services; Orthopedic Services; and Women’s and Children’s Services.
“Organizing our leadership around these service lines better matches the paths our patients take when interacting with Lake Regional,” said Lake Regional CEO Dane W. Henry, FACHE. “Having directors over these service lines will improve efficiency and help us find ways to streamline and improve the patient experience.”
All of the new directors have been promoted from within Lake Regional Health System.
“We are pleased to have current Lake Regional leaders taking on these new roles,” said Kevin McRoberts, FACHE, senior vice president, Operations. “Their knowledge and experience will be invaluable as we move forward.”
John Appleby has been named Orthopedic Services director and oversees areas involved in bone and joint health, including Orthopedics, Podiatry and Rheumatology. He joined Lake Regional in 2015 as the practice administrator for General Surgery and ENT and was promoted to director of Lake Regional Medical Group Specialty Clinics – Surgery Division. He has a Master of Business Administration and previously managed a family practice and worked as a systems analyst.
Mike Dow, PharmD, has been named director of Ancillary Services. Previously the director of Pharmacy, Dow continues to manage Pharmacy and Retail Pharmacies and now also oversees Radiology/Imaging and Laboratory Services. Dow has worked at Lake Regional since 2005. Before being named director of Pharmacy in 2016, he served as clinical coordinator for Pharmacy Services and as assistant director of Pharmacy. He previously worked at Fort Leonard Wood as an Army pharmacist in charge of Inpatient and Clinical services.
Mary Lou Gamm, RNC-OB, has been named director of Women’s and Children’s Services. Previously the nurse manager for the Family Birth Center and Women’s and Children’s Unit, Gamm continues to manage these areas and now also oversees the Eldon and Osage Beach OB-GYN clinics. Gamm began working at Lake Regional in1989 as a labor and delivery nurse. In 2004, she was promoted to Family Birth Center nurse manager.
Marcy Maxwell, R.N., continues to serve as director of Lake Regional Cancer Center while now also serving as director of Cancer Services. Her responsibilities include managing Oncology, Chemotherapy and Radiation Oncology Services. Maxwell has worked at Lake Regional since 1997. Before being named director of the Cancer Center in 2007, she served as a cardiac intensive care/stepdown nurse, nurse manager of the Observation unit and manager of Radiation Therapy. Earlier in her career, she served as a registered nurse at a skilled nursing facility and cardiac stepdown nurse.
Jennifer Newman, R.N., BSN, cPT, has been named director of Cardiac Services. Previously the director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Newman is now responsible for all cardiology-related services, including Cardiology physician practices, Cath Lab and Cardiac Rehab. She also has a strong working relationship with Nuclear Medicine, Vascular Lab and Cardiac Stress Lab. Newman has worked at Lake Regional since 2010. She began in the Intensive Care Unit as a cardiovascular intensive care unit registered nurse and moved to cardiopulmonary rehab in 2013 to be a nurse educator. She was named director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation in 2016. Before coming to Lake Regional, she served as a Staff for Life flight nurse and as an emergency department nurse. Newman is also a certified fitness trainer and yoga instructor.
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.