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SMDH Leadership


CEO Kasey Lucas, M.B.A., Chief Executive Officer, Hospital Administrator
Kasey graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Business Administration from Drury University. He began his career in healthcare in 1999 as the Controller for Salem Memorial District Hospital (SMDH). In 2006, he accepted a position with Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) in Rolla, MO, where he served as the Controller for four years. During his time at PCRMC, he pursued and received his Masters of Business Administration. Kasey returned to SMDH as the Assistant Administrator in June of 2010, overseeing the implementation of Meaningful Use for the facility. In January of 2016, he accepted the position of Administrator at SMDH, where he collaborates with the employees, Medical Staff, and the Board of Directors to ensure SMDH provides quality, patient-centered healthcare, with compassion and professional excellence.


Jason Edwards, M.B.A., R.D., Chief Operating Officer
Jason was born and raised in Salem, MO graduating from College of the Ozarks (C of O) in May 2002. With his Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics, he began his career in public health as a WIC Coordinator for Gasconade/Osage County Health Department in Hermann, Missouri. In June 2003 he returned to his hometown and began practicing as the Clinical Dietitian and Director of Nutrition Services here at Salem Memorial District Hospital (SMDH). During that transition, he was able to complete his internship and registration through the University of Delaware in 2004. After more than 15 years as a Clinical Dietitian and Director, Jason's passion to see SMDH grow and succeed took over. He then advanced his healthcare administrative education by achieving his Masters of Business Administration in 2010 and has been gaining experience ever since. In September 2019, he accepted the position as Chief Operating Officer, taking the next step in promoting our superior health care practices. Jason is committed to ensuring all the staff at SMDH provide quality, patient centered healthcare first and foremost, with compassion and professional excellence to every patient, every encounter, every time...


Douglas M Hoban, M.B.A., Chief Financial Officer
Newest to the SMDH Leadership team, Doug has worked in healthcare for over thirty years. He relocated his family from the Chicagoland area back in the 90's, working in various hospitals and health systems throughout southwest Missouri since 1995. His commitment to rural health has allowed him to work in hospitals in Aurora, Cassville, Lebanon, Springfield, and even assisted in an interim role in Hermann, Missouri.
Doug obtained his MBA from Webster University in December 2007, after earning his Bachelor of Science in Economics several years earlier at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Doug is committed to working with all the providers and staff here at SMDH to ensure financial stability, along with great outcomes to every patient, every encounter, ever time...

Board of Directors

Ray Bruno - Chairman
Mike Swyers - Vice Chairman
Willie Strader - Secretary

Judy Thompson, Board member for District #1
Mike Swyers, Board member for District #2
Dennis Fiebelman, Board member for District #3
Willie Strader, Board member for District #4
Ray Bruno, Board member for District #5
A.J. Seay, Board member for District #6

Starting from left:
back row: AJ Seay, Dennis Fiebelman, Ray Bruno, Willie Strader
front row: Judy Thompson, Mike Swyers

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall direction of the hospital. Its duties include:
     Overseeing and supporting the Hospital Administrator
     Assuring responsible fiscal management
     Developing strategy and setting goals
     Ensuring healthcare regulations and laws are followed
     Identifying and responding to the community's needs and advocating on its behalf
     Assessing and demonstrating the hospital's benefit to the community

Candidates for Board of Director of the hospital district shall be citizens of the United States, voters of the district of which they are a candidate, and who have resided within the state for one (1) year next preceding the election and who are at least thirty years of age.

There are six (6) districts within the hospital district and one (1) director from each district serves a six (6) year term.

Election filing dates are announced by Missouri Ethics Commission and dates are published each year in local newspapers for the district whose term is expiring.

During election filing, candidates are required to file in person at the Hospital Administrative office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Office closing dates are announced in the public notice each year. For district information, candidates need to come to SMDH Administrative office to pick up a Board packet.

Meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Tuesday of every month. Call Administration for further information at 573-729-6626.