Geddes Named Chief Nursing Officer

(Le Mars, IA)  Dustin Wright, Floyd Valley Healthcare CEO, is pleased to announce that Tara Geddes, RN, MHA, has been named Floyd Valley Healthcare’s Chief Nursing Officer.   She will begin her duties on January 3, 2022.   In her position, Tara will be part of the senior leadership team managing and directing many clinical and nursing care services.

Tara graduated from WITCC with her Associates Degree in Nursing in 2001 and began her nursing career caring for surgical and oncology patients.  She has held several leadership roles throughout her career including quality management and patient services at a federally qualified health center, hospice team manager and a medical manager.  Since 2014, Tara has led Floyd Valley Community Health.  In 2017 she received her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Briar Cliff University.  Tara is also an adjunct faculty at WITCC in Sioux City.

Tara and her husband, Scott, reside in Hinton with their five children (Delaney, Brooklyn, Addyson, Chloey and Easton).  In addition to enjoying their children’s numerous activities, Tara enjoys reading, baking and traveling. 

“We are excited to have Tara join the leadership team.  Her expertise in leading not only our organization, but all of Plymouth County during the pandemic was outstanding.  We are confident she will bring that same enthusiasm and knowledge to all of our clinical services.”

We would also like to wish Lorrie Mortensen, our current CNO, well as she will be retiring after an amazing 43 year nursing career.  Her first position was with Floyd Valley Hospital from 1978 – 1983 as a staff nurse.  She then spent three years with Medical Associates as a clinic nurse and returned to Floyd Valley from 1986 – 1995 as a nursing supervisor.  She held various nursing management positions throughout the US.  Seems fitting that Lorrie would return to Floyd Valley Healthcare in 2016 as Director of Patient Care, concluding her successful nursing career at the end of 2021.  She is looking forward to spending more time at the lake, traveling and visiting her children and grandchildren.

Dustin adds, “We are sad to see Lorrie leave our Floyd Valley team, but know she will always be a “family member.”  We wish her all the best in retirement!”