Hospital Selects Hook & Helseth as Financial Team

Corydon, Iowa, July 30, 2010:  Wayne County Hospital (WCH) announced today that  Denise A. Hook has been selected as Chief Financial Officer and Keith Helseth as Controller/Business Office Director, effective September 2010.

As CFO Hook will report directly to the CEO and will oversee the hospital’s financial affairs and be responsible for optimizing WCH’s capital structure and internal financial processes. Hook brings over 20 years experience in the medical finance field and has held a variety of positions including chief financial officer, controller and business office manager.  “Denise’s understanding and experience with the medical financial world is extremely valuable and she will be a tremendous asset to our finance arm,” commented Daren Relph, WCH CEO.

Hook is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP) and a member of the Healthcare Finance Management Association.  She is a graduate of Grand View College, Des Moines and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and business administration.

Ms. Hook and her husband, Rick, have five children and make their home in Allerton.  She is a graduate of Seymour Community High School.

Helseth has been with WCH since August 2009 in the position of Revenue Cycle and Information Systems Director. His extensive background in the banking industry and project management experience has added a new level of expertise to the WCH finance division.  “Keith has brought a renewed clarity to our financial operations and provides excellent leadership and professionalism. We are extremely fortunate to have him onboard,” stated Daren Relph, WCH CEO.

Helseth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and completed a three year training program at the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as a board member of the Corydon Community Development Corporation and of Magical Beginnings Early Childhood Center, Inc.

Mr. Helseth and his wife, Melissa, have two children and make their home in Corydon.  He is an avid pilot.

WCH is pleased to have these two outstanding individuals complete our financial division and welcome them both to their new positions.