VDMC CEO to be named

The Van Diest Medical Center Board of Trustees will announce its choice for the hospital chief executive officer Wednesday morning in a special meeting.

The search for the CEO began after Palmer Schneider, longtime administrator decided to step down when a new management contract with Mercy Network required the CEO to be employed by the network. During his tenure with the hospital, Schneider served as director of finance, interim administrator, corporate compliance officer, chief financial officer and was administrator since 2003.

Robert Mason, MBA, FACMPE, was been named as the interim CEO

The board is also expected to appoint a chairman and review a slate of board officers.