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Robert Richard

Robert Richard has served as the administrator/chief executive officer of Buchanan County Health Center, formerly People’s Memorial Hospital of Buchanan County in Independence, Iowa, since 1976.

Richard received his nursing diploma in 1966 from the Finley School of Nursing in Dubuque, Iowa, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dubuque. He also completed the graduate program in hospital and health administration at the University of Iowa.

Richard is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the 2000 Service to the Community Award from the University of Dubuque, the Chairperson Award from the Institute for Quality Healthcare at the University of Iowa, the SHIP’s Wheel Award for Excellence in Leadership from the Iowa Hospital Association, and a special award for humanitarian service in 1981 from the Iowa Hospital Association for his volunteer work at the Khmer Refugee Camp and Hospital in Thailand in 1980.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Iowa Hospital Association, and the American Hospital Association.


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