Loring Hospital

Loring CEO/CFO Among 70 Hospital 'CEOs to Know'

Loring Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Stacy Johnson was named as one of 70 “Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.     

Each year, Becker’s Hospital Review – a leading healthcare publication – recognizes prominent critical access hospital leaders throughout the nation. Johnson was one of only seven Iowa critical access hospital CEOs named to the list.  

“I would like to thank Becker’s Hospital Review for any recognition that is directed toward me, however, I am only one individual at Loring Hospital,” says Johnson. “Each and every one of our outstanding employees is what makes Loring a truly great place to work. There is an overarching ‘family style’ presence that exists in this organization and in the community.”  

Johnson assumed her dual role as CEO and CFO of Loring Hospital in April. She started her career at Loring in 2018 as CFO. Prior to joining Loring, Johnson served as CFO of WCF Financial Bank in Webster City and was an instructor of accounting and business at Buena Vista University and Iowa Central Community College. Over the past year, Johnson has been instrumental in planning and implementing financial-related activities and policies at Loring, as well as rolling out a new financial management system.  

There are more than 1,300 critical access hospitals located throughout the U.S., with over 80 in Iowa. Critical access hospitals have 25 or fewer inpatient beds, offer 24/7 emergency care, and the average length of stay is no more than 96 hours for acute care. The program aims to offer small hospitals in rural areas to serve residents that would otherwise be a long distance from emergency care.