The River’s Edge Hospital Commission approved the selection of Joseph Stratton as the new Chief Executive Officer of the hospital at its November 27, 2019 meeting. The St. Peter City Council concurred with the selection at the December 9, 2019 meeting. Stratton will assume the role on March 2, 2020. Lori Zook, Chief Financial Officer, will serve as interim CEO until that time.
Joseph Stratton most recently served as CEO at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, Kansas from 2013 to September 2019. During his tenure, Stratton developed several strategic partnerships in the Junction City area to enhance pediatric services, organize educational opportunities for students at the University of Kansas Medical school and Manhattan Area Technical School, and developed new service lines. Stratton led a team of approximately 300 employees at Geary to improve patient experience, employee engagement, community relations and strategic planning.