BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – As construction on the new Oelwein Community Healthcare Foundation (OCHF) facility begins, the OCHF Board of Directors announced Monday the hiring of Lisa Nafziger as clinic administrator.
“Lisa is the perfect choice to lead this innovation and exciting venture” said Board Chairperson Wayne Saur. “We could not be more pleased we were able to land Lisa from what was really an exceptional pool of candidates,” said Saur.
Nafziger, a native Iowan, comes to Oelwein and OCHF from West Burlington, IA, where she has been Clinic Manager and Referral Coordinator for Great River Health Systems. A seasoned community volunteer and healthcare professional, Nafziger will provide operational leadership for the new facility including oversight of business operations, human resources and facility management. Additionally, Nafziger will provide ongoing staff leadership to the Foundation Board of Directors.
“I am excited to work alongside Lisa,” said Project Manager Matt Stewart. “With dirt flying this week we knew we needed to begin the process of hiring providers, setting up electronic medical records, negotiating with insurers, and a host of other items still this fall so we are grateful she will be able to hit the ground running.”
Nafziger is a graduate of Western Illinois University and holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration from American Intercontinental University. Nafziger and her husband, Kris, will be moving to Fayette County over the next couple months. Stewart said Monday he anticipated Nafziger starting this new job before the end of October.
“To be able to have a small part in providing high-quality, local healthcare in a community as appreciative and welcoming as Oelwein is truly a dream come true,” said Nafziger. “We are so excited for this next chapter in our lives and look forward to working alongside our volunteers, donors, and stakeholders to build the healthcare system this community deserves.”