(12-16-20) Joint Township District Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Cynthia Berning as President and Chief Executive Officer effective December 16, 2020.  Cynthia had been serving as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since the retirement of Kevin Harlan on September 4, 2020.

Cynthia and her husband Chris are lifelong residents of Maria Stein.  They have three grown children and two grandchildren, with a third expected in March.  Cynthia has over 20 years of healthcare management experience, with the past 13 as a member of the senior executive leadership team.  Cynthia most recently served as Vice President of Operations for the Grand Lake Health System. 

Cynthia states:

‘It is a true honor and privilege to be chosen to lead the Grand Lake Health System, an organization that has been a part of my heart for the past 20 years.  I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue, and grow upon, the strong foundation that had been built under Kevin Harlan’s leadership as President and CEO. We, as a health system, are committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the community by continuing to provide the high-quality services our community deserves, expects, and has come to rely on.’