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C. William McConnell to succeed Turney as Kingman Regional Medical Center CEO

C. William McConnell will succeed Brian Turney as CEO of Kingman Regional Medical Center starting June 1.

C. William McConnell will succeed Brian Turney as CEO of Kingman Regional Medical Center starting June 1.

KINGMAN – C. William McConnell will succeed Brian Turney as CEO of Kingman Regional Medical Center starting June 1.

McConnell comes to KRMC following 10 years at Mercy Hospital in Durango, Colorado. Three of those years were spent as CEO, KRMC noted in a news release. Turney is retiring.

“His extensive healthcare background also includes senior management positions in hospital operations, finance, human resources and quality management,” KRMC wrote about the new CEO.

McConnell got his start as a certified nursing assistant.

“It gave me extremely valuable insight into what good healthcare is all about, which is the relationship between patients and their medical providers,” he said.

The release notes that McConnell wasn’t necessarily looking to leave Mercy Hospital, but that he realized the “great opportunity” in Kingman.

He said he was initially drawn to KRMC because it is an independent, locally owned healthcare system, and noted he was impressed after witnessing the professionalism and expertise of KRMC staff during a visit.

“I firmly believe that it is very important for communities of this size to keep their healthcare local so that large corporate interests don’t come between the patient and their provider,” he said.

McConnell will reside in Kingman with his wife, Jenn, and three of their children.

“We’re thrilled that Will has chosen to lead KRMC. After evaluating hundreds of potential candidates, he was our first choice because of his proven success as a healthcare leader,” David French, Kingman Healthcare Incorporated board chairman, said in the release. “But, most of all, he is a truly caring human being who will carry out our mission of serving our community with compassion and commitment.”

McConnell holds a Master’s in business administration from Wake Forest University, along with a Master’s of Science in manufacturing technology and a Master’s certificate of finance, both from Colorado State University.

McConnell also has a PhD in interdisciplinary studies from Colorado State University with a focus in organizational performance, change management, human resource development and statistics.

Information provided by KRMC

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