Joyce Heismeyer RN, BS, MNSc
Chief Operating Officer, 2011-Present
With the retirement of Mr. Lynn Jeane who served as COO from 1999 to October, 2011, Ms. Joyce Heismeyer was appointed COO on October 3rd, 2011. A native of Hutchinson, Kansas, she began her career in nursing as a surgical RN and nurse manager of surgery ultimately rising to Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at Northwest Health System, 1995-2005, in Springdale, Arkansas. She assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer at Northwest Health System in October, 2005 until she accepted the position of CEO at Allen County Hospital, Iola, Kansas in April, 2008 through September, 2011 where she lead the development campaign, planning and funding for the new Allen County Hospital. She and her husband, Fred, reside in northwest Wichita.