Loring Hospital

Loring CEO/CFO steps down to pursue teaching passion

Stacy Johnson

Stacy Johnson, chief executive officer (CEO) and chief financial officer (CFO) at Loring Hospital in Sac City, has stepped down to pursue her passion of  teaching. 

“It is with mixed emotions that I share Stacy Johnson’s plan to leave the organization,” said Leah Glasgo, president & CEO of UnityPoint Health (UPH) – Fort Dodge. “Stacy has served as Loring Hospital’s CEO for the last three years and CFO prior to filling the CEO role. I am grateful for her leadership and wish her the very best.”  

“Making the decision to leave Loring was anything but easy,” said Johnson. “The family atmosphere, the teamwork mentality, and the unwavering commitment to provide exceptional patient care are just a few of the things I will miss most. I can’t count the number of times the whole Loring team has come together to accomplish a goal.”

Johnson, who is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Public Accountant, has accepted a position at Iowa Central Community College, where she will teach a variety of accounting courses.

“Teaching was the only thing I knew growing up as both my parents were educators,” said Johnson. “I have a passion for helping others and working with numbers.”

“Rural healthcare is very important to Sac County and Loring staff and medical professionals give it their all to provide outstanding care each and every day,” added Johnson. “The Loring team has been through a lot over the past few years, most notably learning to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with such challenges have come valuable lessons. Loring is on a promising journey to sustain and improve healthcare needs. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and have every bit of confidence in the future of Loring Hospital.”

James Roetman, Pocahontas Community Hospital CEO and UPH-FD Rural Hospital Liaison, has agreed to serve as the interim CEO for Loring Hospital upon Johnson’s departure on March 1.

“We are grateful for James and his willingness to serve as CEO for two organizations,” Glasgo and Frank Richardson, Loring Hospital Board Chairperson, said in a joint statement. “We are confident that James will be of great support to the team during this interim period.”

An extensive search for Loring Hospital’s new CEO is underway, led by the Loring Hospital Board of Directors.