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Barry Jacobsen name to “50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know”

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Becker’s Hospital Review recently recognized Myrtue Medical Center’s CEO as one of its “50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know.”

CEO Barry JacobsenHARLAN – Myrtue Medical Center’s CEO Barry Jacobsen has been named one of the top “50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know 2016” in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review. According to Becker’s Review, under the guidance of the leaders on this list, “their hospitals have been recognized nationally for their quality of care and patient satisfaction.” Mr. Jacobsen was appointed CEO of Myrtue Medical Center in 2009 after dedicating more than a decade to the hospital. Prior to his current role as hospital CEO, he served as Myrtue’s CFO for 11 years.

“This recognition is really a reflection on all of our staff, doctors, nurses, trustees and auxiliary. Their dedication and commitment to quality patient care, satisfaction, and safety provide our community with exceptional healthcare service,” Jacobsen said. “I am grateful to be a part of this team and all the tremendous work being performed at Myrtue Medical Center.”

This is the second year Becker’s Hospital Review has published a version of this list. Jacobsen has been on the list both years. He is one of five Iowa hospital leaders named to the list.

“This recognition is very deserving for Barry and his leadership of Myrtue Medical Center,” said Allan Hjelle, Myrtue Medical Center’s Board of Trustee Chair. “We are extremely pleased with Barry’s administration of the hospital and his ability to lead a highly-trained, caring and talented healthcare team. He is a dedicated leader who is committed to quality healthcare for our community.”

To learn more and see the complete list of the top “50 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know” from Becker’s Hospital Review, go to