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Leadership and 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

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

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.