Kingman, Arizona, March 25, 2020 – The Kingman Healthcare Inc. (KHI) Board of Directors announced today that C. William (Will) McConnell has been named Kingman Regional Medical Center’s next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Starting June 1, 2020, McConnell will succeed current KRMC President and CEO, Brian Turney.
McConnell joins KRMC following ten years at Mercy Hospital in Durango, Colorado – with three of those years as CEO. His extensive healthcare background also includes senior management positions in hospital operations, finance, human resources, and quality management.
McConnell holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Wake Forest University. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Manufacturing Technology and a Master’s Certificate of Finance― both from Colorado State University.
Additionally, he holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in organizational performance, change management, human resource development, and statistics― also from Colorado State University.
While pursuing his education, McConnell worked as a certified nursing assistant. He states that the experience will always stay with him: “It gave me extremely valuable insight into what good healthcare is all about, which is the relationship between patients and their medical providers.”
McConnell says he wasn’t particularly looking to leave Mercy Hospital, but realized the “great opportunity” available in Kingman. He says he was initially drawn to KRMC because it is an independent locally-owned healthcare system. But, once he visited, he was even more impressed by the professionalism and expertise of KRMC’s staff.
“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 adds.
According to David French, KHI Board Chairman, “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. 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 will reside in Kingman with his wife, Jenn and three of their children.