KRMC new CEO to begin Monday

Published by The Bee News

May 28, 2020

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William McConnell, MBA, PhD to assume KRMC CEO position June 1

Kingman, Arizona, May 28, 2020 – On Monday, June 1, 2020, William (Will) McConnell, MBA, PhD will begin his post as President and CEO of Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC), succeeding Brian Turney.

The Kingman Healthcare Inc. (KHI) board of directors selected McConnell from a pool of hundreds of candidates, announcing their decision in March of this year.

McConnell joins KRMC following ten years at Mercy Hospital in Durango, Colorado – with three of those years as CEO. His healthcare background also includes senior management positions in hospital operations, finance, human resources, and quality management.

Brian Turney will conclude his tenure with KRMC on May 31, 2020. He will remain available to McConnell and the KHI board for consultation on an as-needed basis for a period of time to assist with the transition.

“I believe our board of directors has chosen an excellent successor in Will McConnell,” said Turney. “I am confident in his ability to lead KRMC and build on the progress we’ve made as an organization.”

Turney’s legacy with KHI is extensive. He began his career with KRMC in 1985 and served in various leadership positions until he was named president and CEO in 1995. His 25 years as CEO make Turney one of the longest-tenured healthcare CEOs in the nation.

“I am honored to follow Brian,” says McConnell, “I have met many outstanding and dedicated people throughout the interview process and I’m very excited to begin my work at KRMC.”


About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance.

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