Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s (MCMC) new leadership team is beginning
to take shape with CEO Dennis Knox’s hiring of a well-experienced
executive Larry Kahl, who will take over as MCMC’s new Chief Operating
Officer (COO) on April 9, 2018.
Kahl succeeds Dianne Storby, who is retiring after serving as the previous
COO and interim CEO.
“I am excited about the caliber of individual we are adding to our
team and I know that he will greatly contribute to our continued success.
Larry will help carry MCMC into a new era of care and positive patient
outcomes,” stated MCMC President and CEO Dennis Knox.
Kahl comes to MCMC from Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash.,
where he was Chief Operating Officer for seven of his 11 years. During
his career at Grays Harbor he reduced costs while also overseeing an expansion.
He also helped the hospital negotiate the highest Medicaid HMO reimbursement
in the state.
“My career has been progressing towards an institution like MCMC,”
Kahl said. “I’m sure there will be plenty of positive changes
in store for staff and patients as MCMC plans for a sustainable future.”
Kahl’s 32-year career includes leadership positions at hospitals
in Washington and Wisconsin. He has also served on eight boards and has
been a faculty member at three universities around the country.
Kahl graduated Iowa State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration
degree then went on to the University of Wisconsin for a Masters of Science.
Kahl is the first executive leadership hire for MCMC’s newest CEO