Lake Regional Health System is pleased to announce the start of two new clinic managers. Amy Prater, R.N., oversees Lake Regional Clinic – Osage Beach, and Katherine Hawatmeh, MHA, MBA, oversees Lake Regional Clinic – Laurie.
“We are pleased to welcome Amy and Katherine to Lake Regional,” said Lindsay Bentley, director of Lake Regional Primary Care Clinics. “Our clinic managers work closely with our doctors, nurses and support staff and collaborate with other Lake Regional clinics and hospital departments to provide patient-focused health care.”
Prater earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is close to completing a Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in leadership and management, from the same university. She has more than 20 years of experience in nursing and has spent the last 10 years working in a military hospital and managing its primary care and specialty care clinics. She is originally from Dixon, Missouri.
Hawatmeh earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, and both a Master of Health Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis. Her experience includes serving as an office manager for a doctor of internal medicine and as an administrative assistant at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, a role that included scheduling and coordinating patient appointments and training new staff. She is originally from St. Louis.
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.