Tracy named CEO of Sioux Valley Vermillion

Tracy named CEO of Sioux Valley Vermillion Ed Weiland, President of Sioux Valley Regional Health Services, has named Timothy J. Tracy as the new chief executive officer at Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center in Vermillion. Tracy will begin his duties on April 1. He replaces Steve Smith who recently moved to Mesa, AZ.

Tracy brings with him over 20 years of leadership experience in rural healthcare. He currently serves as chief executive officer at Towner County Medical Center in Cando, ND, a position he has held since 1992. He was responsible for the operational management and strategic guidance for the comprehensive medical facility.

The medical campus includes a 20 bed hospital, 60 bed skilled nursing facility, 10 bed basic care unit, a rural health clinic with satellite clinics, 12 bed substance abuse partial hospitalization treatment facility, elderly housing, child day care program, public health agency and home health agency. Prior to that, Tracy served as the CEO at the Gettysburg Medical Center in Gettysburg from 1983 to 1992.

"I have great confidence in Tim's ability to lead the Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center that includes a hospital, clinic, student health, congregate living and long-term care," said Weiland. "Tim has a solid background and experience in serving the needs of rural healthcare and has demonstrated proven leadership and management skills."

According to John Gors, president of the Board of Directors of the Dakota Hospital Association and Foundation, following the interview process, the entire executive board was confident that Tracy would take the local medical center to the next level in providing the best healthcare available close to home.

A native of Watertown, Tracy and his family had a strong desire to re-establish ties and return to his South Dakota roots. While attending USD in pursuit of his business administration degree, Tracy and his wife met and were married. Currently, Tracy is pursuing a masters of science in administra- tion Degree.

They have three adult children. Gerry, 26, is activated in the National Guard with the 147th Field Artillery Unit. He graduated from USD with an MBA in 2003. His wife, Lexi, is also a USD graduate and is currently attending the USD School of Law. Their daughter, Kim, 25, is also a USD graduate. She is serving as administrator of the Howard Good Samaritan Center. Their daughter, Michelle, 23, is attending Michigan State University � Detroit College of Law.

Tracy's father, Gerald Tracy, MD, is a retired Watertown physician who serves as the physician medical director for the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care.

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