Mary Beck Joins the Boone Health Board of Directors

Mary Beck, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer MU Health Care.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mary Beck, DNP, RN, FAONL, has joined the Boone Health Board of Directors, effective immediately. The Board of Directors is comprised of the Boone Hospital Board of Trustees and six community members. Dr. Beck is replacing Judy Starr who transitioned to the Boone Health Board of Trustees when Greg Steinhoff stepped down.

Dr. Beck began her career as a staff nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. She has held positions as Director of Patient Care and the Vice President of Patient Care Services at Boone Hospital Center, and Chief Nursing Officer at University of Missouri Health Care. Dr. Beck has served as adjunct faculty at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing and is a Fellow with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. Dr. Beck is also a member of the Columbia College Board of Trustees and the UMC-Sinclair School of Nursing Alumni Organization Board.

“It’s wonderful to have Dr. Beck back at Boone Health,” says Jerry Kennett, MD, Chair of the Boone Health Board of Trustees. “Not only does Dr. Beck bring a familiarity and historical knowledge of Boone, but an incredible amount of experience in nursing leadership and hospital administration from other organizations.”

“I’m very excited to be a part of the Boone Health Board of Directors,” says Dr. Beck. “I will be joining some remarkable individuals, and I look forward to working with them to help Boone Health continue in its mission to improve the health of mid-Missouri.”

Other Boone Health Board of Directors include Jerry Kennett, MD; Bob McDavid, MD; Jan Beckett; William “Barry” Orscheln; Charles P. Bondurant, MD; Dianne Lynch, PhD; Randy Morrow; Stacye Smith; Judy Starr and Gary W. Thompson.