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King’s Daughters Medical Center has announced several leadership changes affecting its Ashland operations.

Autumn McFann has been named chief financial officer for the Health System, a role she has held on an interim basis since February. McFann earned her bachelor of business administration from Marshall University in 1999 and received her master’s in business administration from Morehead State University in 2010. A certified public accountant (CPA), McFann has held multiple roles at King’s Daughters, including director of internal audit; director of financial operations; and controller. Prior to joining King’s Daughters, McFann was an audit manager at Kelley, Galloway and Co. PSC.

Mona Thompson has been named vice president and chief compliance officer. Thompson earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Ashland Community and Technical College; her bachelor of science in nursing from Morehead State University and her master’s of business administration with a concentration in healthcare management from the University of Phoenix. A certified healthcare quality professional, Thompson has served as director of quality management; quality reviewer; nurse administrator for continuing education; educator; diabetes program coordinator; and as a staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Chief Compliance Officer role is new for the Health System.

Additional changes announced last week by KDMC President & CEO Kristie Whitlatch represent a restructuring to balance operations based on volumes and reimbursement.

Shawn Boggs has been named executive director of Diagnostic Services, with responsibility for the clinical laboratory, radiology and cardiac imaging and non-invasive cardiac labs. Prior to assuming his new role, Boggs served as director of the clinical lab for nearly four years. Boggs has worked at King’s Daughters since 1994, serving as a phlebotomist, medical technologist and laboratory operations manager. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Morehead State University and a bachelor’s in clinical laboratory science from the University of Kentucky. Boggs is a certified laboratory accreditation surveyor for the College of American Pathologists.

Tom Heck has been named executive director of Support Services. His new role combines responsibility for Facilities/Plant Operations with Food Services. Heck has been employed at King’s Daughters since 1999, serving as director of plant operations and director of life safety. Heck is currently working toward a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree in pre-engineering from Marshall University and healthcare administration from Florida Tech.

Scott Hill has been named the director of Environmental Safety. Previously, Hill served as director of Safety and Security for King’s Daughters. His new role includes responsibility for Environmental Services and housekeeping functions at KDMC. Hill earned his associate of science degree in criminal justice from Ashland Community and Technical College and his master’s degree in loss prevention and safety from Eastern Kentucky University. During his 20-year career at KDMC, he has served in multiple roles, including director of safety/security and transportation and chief privacy officer. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at ACTC, adjunct professor at EKU and senior pastor at Wurtland Church of the Nazarene.

Brian Abel has been named director of Project and Process Management. In his new role, Abel will lead KDMC’s project management teams utilizing Lean and Six Sigma principles. Abel has been employed at King’s Daughters for five years, serving as manager of strategy, manager of information security, and project support manager for the outpatient electronic medical record project. He earned his bachelor of business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to joining King’s Daughters, he was employed as a systems analyst at Memorial Health System in Indiana.

“These high-performing leaders will have a positive impact in their new areas,” Whitlatch noted in announcing the changes.

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