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Liberty Hospital President and CEO David Feess announces retirement

Corporate news | Wednesday, June 1, 2022

After 34 years of dedicated service to Liberty Hospital, President and Chief Executive Officer David Feess will retire in July 2022.

During the 11 years of his executive tenure, Mr. Feess has directed the growth of the organization from a single hospital to a health system that today includes 15 primary and specialty care clinics as well as affiliations with MU Health Care, Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute and Children’s Mercy Hospital. Recently, he managed the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on the health and wellbeing of staff and high-quality healthcare services for the community. He also built a strong, experienced executive leadership team to carry forward the organization’s strategic plan and shared vision.

“While David’s retirement is bittersweet, his guidance and leadership have positioned the organization well for the future, and for that we are truly grateful,” Dennis Carter, chairperson of the Liberty Hospital Board of Trustees, said. “His tremendous achievements and dedicated career at Liberty Hospital are unparalleled. We will greatly miss David’s servant leadership and wish him well in his retirement.”

Mr. Feess will serve as chief executive through at least June. The hospital’s Board of Trustees will announce an interim executive by June 10, and that person will serve while the search for a new chief executive moves forward.

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