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K.C. DeBoer

K.C. DeBoer was selected Tuesday to be the president and CEO of Jamestown Regional Medical Center. DeBoer will start April 21.

Connie Krapp, chairwoman of the board, said DeBoer is a “great fit” for JRMC with his experience in rural health care and his focus on patient satisfaction.

“We are very excited to have Mr. DeBoer on board to support the implementation of the new medical record system (Epic Systems Corp.) and to help manage partnerships that are bringing additional specialties to the community, including wound care and cancer care,” Krapp said.

As CEO, DeBoer will oversee strategic, operational and clinical activities for JRMC. DeBoer received an AA degree in nursing from the University of South Dakota, a Bachelor of Science in health services administration from the University of South Dakota and a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Kansas.

DeBoer was previously employed by Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen, S.D., as the vice president of the hospital division. He was responsible for the administrative direction of all clinical services and several support services.

DeBoer has a strong background in both implementing new services as well as several facility construction projects, Krapp said. Among other accomplishments, DeBoer is responsible for advancing Avera St. Luke’s to a Level III trauma designation and developing an interventional cardiology program, a cancer care facility, an outpatient rehab facility and expanded sleep center.

The DeBoers have three sons — Daniel, a sophomore at the University of South Dakota, Matthew, who will graduate from Aberdeen Central High School in May and plans to attend North Dakota State University this fall, and Eric, a freshman at Aberdeen Central High School.

DeBoer will relocate to Jamestown as he starts his new role and his family will follow later in the summer.

 “I welcome this opportunity to work with the board, medical staff and the employees of Jamestown Regional Medical Center,” he said. “It is a great organization with a very bright, growing future. I look forward to getting involved in the community and getting to know more of the fine people of Jamestown and the region.”