Leadership & Mission

The mission of Liberty Hospital is to work in partnership with our community to improve the health, safety and well-being of those we serve.


To be the leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered care.


We take PRIDE in the work that we do, and it is based upon the values of:

  • Partnership—with each other and our customers.
  • Responsibility—the effective use of our resources in order to maintain financial viability.
  • Integrity—in business and human relationships.
  • Dignity—treating every person with compassion and respect.
  • Excellence—in clinical and customer service results.

Liberty Hospital is a public hospital created for the benefit of the community as a political subdivision district hospital under Chapter 206 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. It is governed by a six-member, publicly elected board of trustees who serve six-year terms.

Current board members

  • Dennis L. Carter
  • Jim Streu
  • Randy L. Baker
  • William Christian "Chris" Sizemore
  • Anna Marie Martin
  • Frank Albani, M.D.

Executive leadership

Chief Officers:

David Feess, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Birkner, Chief Operating Officer

Raghu Adiga, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Joanie Peterson, Chief Nursing Officer

Michael Leone, Chief Financial Officer

Paul Klehn, Chief Information Officer

Vice Presidents:

John Owen, M.D., Vice President, Emergency Medicine Services

Valerie Pounders, Vice President, Human Resources

John Henrichs, Vice President, Physician Services

John Maschger, Vice President, Revenue Cycle

Nanette Houck, Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety

Tamera Evans, Vice President, Facilities & Real Estate

Pat Flannery, Vice President, Medical Staff Development

Liberty Hospital is a uniquely independent health care facility, led by the community to serve the community.

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Liberty Hospital | 2525 Glenn Hendren Drive | Liberty, MO 64068 | 816.781.7200