senior LEADERSHIP

The Senior Management of Floyd Valley Healthcare is responsible for ensuring that our mission, vision and beliefs are integrated into our day-to-day operations.

 

Dustin Wright, CEO

Dustin is the Chief Executive Officer and has been with Floyd Valley Healthcare since December 2018. Dustin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa and earned his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Missouri.  Dustin started his healthcare career at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics before moving to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa. From there Dustin served as CEO at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner, IA and next VP of Operations at UnityPoint Health -  Marshalltown, IA where he was prior to his transfer to Floyd Valley Healthcare.

 

A native of Primghar, Iowa, Dustin and his fiancée, Andrea, enjoy staying physically active golfing, bike riding and running. Dustin also enjoys the outdoors hunting, fishing and watching sports. Dustin is an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan! In addition to being involved in numerous outside activities, Dustin is also a member of the local Kiwanis Club, he’s a Big Brother in the Big Brother Big Sisters of Siouxland program, and also serves as President of the Le Mars Area Betterment Foundation.  Dustin is a Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives and is involved in various levels of the Iowa Hospital Association.

 

Daryl Friedenbach, Director of Finance

Daryl is the Director of Finance at Floyd Valley Healthcare having served in this position since May of 1991. He began his career with Floyd Valley Hospital in 1988 as the Director of Materials Management prior to his promotion in 1991. In his current role, he is responsible for managing the financial systems and financial planning of operations associated with the hospital and related entities.

 

Daryl earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota in May of 1998. His undergraduate work includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Westmar College of Le Mars, Iowa and an Associate Degree in Business Management from Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.

 

A native of Bloomfield, Nebraska, Daryl is married to LeAnn and has three children Brian, Adam and Megan. In addition to being involved with numerous family activities, Daryl is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Chamber Ambassadors, the Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation and other community volunteer activities.

 

Lorrie Mortensen, RN, BS, MSN, MBA, Director of Patient Care

Lorrie is the Director of Patient Care and has been with Floyd Valley Healthcare in this capacity since the fall of 2016. In her current role, she is responsible for managing and directing the nursing care services.

 

Lorrie began her nearly 40-year nursing career after graduating from WITCC with her Associates Degree in Nursing. 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 from1986 - 1995 as a nursing supervisor. Lorrie and her family relocated to Ketchikan, Alaska where she was the Vice President of Patient Care and Risk Manager when she left in 2007. Since then, Lorrie served as the chief nursing officer in a number of facilities across the U.S. until most recently as the Chief of Patient Care Services in Slayton, Minnesota.

 

Both Lorrie and her late husband, Ron, grew up in Le Mars and have many family members still in the area. Lorrie has three boys (Ryan in Des Moines, Aaron and Jessica in Sioux Falls and Tyler and Rena in Alaska) and is also a proud grandmother to Isaiah.

 

In addition to traveling to see her boys and their families, she also enjoys gardening, reading and walking.

 

Susan George, Director of Human Resources

Susan George, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the Director of Human Resources and has been with Floyd Valley Healthcare since November of 2019.

 

Susan has dedicated her career to the Human Resources field with the last 7 ½ years in healthcare. Prior to joining Floyd Valley Healthcare, Susan held the Director of Human Resources at Siouxland Community Health Center in Sioux City, IA. As part of her dedication to the Human Resources field, Susan has served on the Siouxland SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Board of Directors for the past three years and as the 2020 Board President.

 

Susan lives with her husband Keith and stepdaughter Kaitlyn in Sioux City, IA. Susan and her family are actively involved with animal rescue as a foster home for dogs.

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