Hospital Administration

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    Brady Dubois

    Chief Executive Officer

    Brady Dubois has over 16 years of healthcare leadership experience at the executive level. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Detroit Medical Center’s Adult Central Campus, a subsidiary of Tenet Health made up of three hospitals. Prior to that, Dubois served as CEO of Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was the President of Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri. Dubois also spent seven years serving at healthcare facilities with the United States Navy. He began his career as a recreational therapist.

    Brady received his bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University, and his MBA from the University of Houston-Victoria.

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    Monica Smith

    Chief Operations Officer

    Monica is a registered professional nurse and senior executive responsible for overseeing the daily operational functions of Boone Health.

    She graduated in 1991 from the Sinclair School of Nursing at University of Missouri in Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Her practice of nursing was focused in adult critical care and management.  In 1998, she received a Master of Science in nursing from the Sinclair School of Nursing.  

    Monica practiced as an advanced practice nurse in trauma services, coordinating patients throughout the continuum of care and providing clinical services.  

    She re-entered the field of nursing leadership and was recruited to Boone Hospital Center in 2006 as the director of patient care services.  During her tenure, she has held multiple nursing leadership positions and was the first service line director for cardiac services until she was promoted to vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer in 2015.

    In 2017 she took on responsibility as VP Ancillary Operations until she was promoted in 2020 to Chief Operations Officer in addition to Chief Nursing Officer.

    Monica is a member of the Missouri Organization for Nurse Leaders, American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Leaders, is board-certified as a Nurse Executive, and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

    She currently serves as a board member for Boone Hospital, Visiting Nurses, Inc. and other community boards.

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    Ed Clayton

    Chief Financial Officer

    Edward J. Clayton, CPA, MBA joined Boone Health in August of 2022 as the Chief Financial Officer.

    Prior to joining Boone, Ed served as the President and CEO of Phelps Health in Rolla, Mo., where he had previously served as Phelps Health Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Ed received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Southern Illinois University and his Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University in Rolla.

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    Robin Blount, MD

    Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Blount has been Boone Hospital Center’s chief medical officer since July 2015.

    Dr. Blount holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Blount also completed her internal medicine residency and one year of an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Missouri.

    Dr. Blount worked in private practice in internal medicine in Columbia for 28 years and has been an active member of the Hospital’s medical staff for over 30 years. She has served on many committees throughout her career and served as chief of medicine and secretary treasurer of the Boone Hospital’s medical staff before assuming her current position as chief medical officer.

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    Shannon Kuczynski

    Chief Nursing Officer

    Shannon Kuczynski, MSN-A, MHSA, RN, NE-BC joined Boone Health in August of 2022 as the Chief Nursing Officer.

    Shannon grew up in Columbia, attending David. H. Hickman High School before earning her degrees at the University of Kansas – Kansas City.

    Shannon brings 28-years of nursing experience, 25 in leadership, having most recently served as Division Vice President, Service Lines and Division Chief Nursing Informatics Officer for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in Overland Park, Kansas. While there, Shannon specialized in workflow optimization and transforming data into usable knowledge.

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    Peter Gloggner

    Chief People Officer

    Peter Gloggner, SHRM-SCP returned to Boone Health in 2023 as the Chief People Officer.

    Previously, Peter served as the Vice President of Human Resources at Calvert Health in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Prior to his time in Maryland, Peter served as the Chief Human Resource Officer at Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida.  Peter received his Bachelor of Health Science in Health Services Management from the University of Missouri and his Master’s in Business Administration from William Woods University. Peter started his career as a Communications Supervisor and then Manager of Human Resources & Training at Boone Hospital Center.

    Peter holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration for William Woods University and is a Senior Certified Professional – Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).

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    Ken Woodward

    Chief Information Officer

    Ken began his career at Boone Hospital Center in 1993, leading the implementation for the hospital’s first Electronic Medical Record (EMR). In 1999 he expanded his role to include management of desktop ​support, IT help desk, system integration, clinical applications and data center operations.

    Ken has over 30 years of IT experience, the majority of which is in the health care industry. In addition to his work at Boone Hospital Center, Mr. Woodward has supported the installation of technology and clinical application solutions for multiple hospitals throughout the BJC HealthCare system. Most recently, Ken was selected to help lead the Epic EMR implementation for 14 hospitals and two medical groups within BJC.

    Ken has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri.

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    Rhonda Parton

    Interim Executive Director, Provider and Ambulatory Services

    Rhonda is a native of Boone County, growing up in Harrisburg and has been with Boone Health for 41 years.

    Most recently, Rhonda was the Executive Director of Operations with responsibility for Ancillary Services including the Emergency Department and Emergency Medical Services, Lab, Radiology, GI Lab, Pain Clinic, Wound Clinic, Therapies, Infusion Center, EEG/Sleep Lab, Inpatient Rehab Unit and Food Services. During her tenure, Rhonda has also held various roles in Revenue Management including Patient Access, Scheduling, Patient Registration, Medical Records, Patient Accounting, Managed Care and Utilization Management/Case Management/Social Work. Rhonda served as the Transition Executive in 2020-2021, assisting in the preparations for Boone Health becoming an independent organization.

    Rhonda has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Columbia College and an MBA from William Woods University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and traveling.

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    Kate Pitzer

    Director of Legal Services

    Kate Pitzer serves as Boone Hospital’s head of Legal Services and has been with the organization since 2011. Her responsibilities include physician and other strategic agreements and transactions; physician relationships, including Stark and anti-kickback issues; medical staff matters; corporate governance; and regulatory issues.

    Prior to joining Boone Hospital, Kate was a partner in the Van Matre Law Firm and worked for Robins Kaplan in Washington, D.C. and Spencer Fane in St. Louis. She holds a double degree in Music and Business from DePaul University in Chicago, 1998, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law, 2001.

    She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, Missouri Bar Association and Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys, and was a Columbia Business Times “Top 20 Under 40” award winner, Class of 2009.