Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Chief Information Officer.

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) is a leading not-for-profit, healthcare organization, offering a full range of the finest professional healthcare services available in west-central Missouri.

Ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals in Missouri by the Lown Institute, GVMH has a high-tech 56-bed hospital, 24/7 emergency department, and four multi-specialty clinics located in Clinton, Osceola, Warsaw, and Windsor. 

GVMH also has an outpatient clinic and cancer center, as well as home health services, hospice services, and therapy services. 

GVMH provides convenient access to highly trained medical specialists that provide a full range of services, including specialized areas such as obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, urology, and more.

The organization is dedicated to providing its patients with the Golden Standard of Care. This begins with knowing the people they serve, both inside and outside their facilities. GVMH’s patients are not just patients. They are members of their community—their families, friends, and neighbors. 

The Golden Standard of Care is understanding how to best care for their patients and treating them with the highest level of personal care, compassion, and friendliness. 

Mission: To provide exceptional healthcare with friendliness and compassion.

Vision: Great people committed to innovative healthcare; recognized by their families, friends, and neighbors as the provider and employer of choice.

Values: Quality, Professionalism, Accountability, Compassion, and Excellence

Chief Information Officer Position Overview

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, one of the Top Ten hospitals in Missouri, is a bit different from other hospital systems, according to CEO Craig Thompson.

We are independent,” he says. “We make all decisions within our four walls, we don’t answer to a corporate office in another city, and we have been profitable 24 of the past 25 years.”

It’s now time, according to Craig, for the organization to hire its first CIO to provide technology vision and leadership initiatives for the future.

The CIO will direct the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and business development.

The CIO will lead a staff of twenty IT team members, reports to the Executive Director of Service and Experience, and is a member of the Executive Team.

The system is on Meditech Expanse.

Initial projects will include:

  • Assessing and improving electronic security
  • Developing plans to optimize applications and technology
  • Creating strategies to identify grant opportunities
  • Growing telemedicine
  • Directing development and execution of enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plans



  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science or business administration
  • 3+ years of experience managing and/or directing an IT operation
  • 5+ years of experience working in the healthcare IT industry
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution
  • Proven leadership ability


  • Master’s degree
  • Experience with Meditech EMR
  • Strong background in community/rural health

Please note, residency in or relocation to the Clinton, Missouri area is required.

Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this job opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters. If you have questions about this position, please email Steve Bennett.