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By Russ Green-Richmond News Staff
Earl Sheehy has hit the ground running since taking over as administrator for Ray County Memorial Hospital last Monday. The 63-year old Montana native brings plenty of experience to Richmond, having served as a hospital CEO since January 1975.
Sheehy comes to Ray County from Dr. John Warner Hospital in Clinton, Ill., a city with a population of just over 7,000, where he served as CEO since 2010. Prior to that, he was CEO at Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, Neb., with a population of more than 4,000.
Sheehy believes Ray County Memorial Hospital is a very nice facility.
“It’s in great shape,” he said. “I know the original building was built in 1956, but it doesn’t look it. It’s been well maintained. Over the years, they have done great things with this hospital.”
Sheehy’s experience with smaller community hospitals is one reason he decided to come to Richmond, but it is also close to family as well. His wife, Barbara, is from Marceline and a graduate of the University of Missouri. The two have six grown children between them.
The complete story is in the Monday, July 7, 2014 Richmond News.