The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Tara P. McVay, RN, MSN, CNO, has been appointed as the President/CEO of Logansport Memorial Hospital effective August 7, 2023. Official action was taken at a special session of the LMH Board of Trustees meeting on August 1, 2023.
The board chose McVay following a search that gave consideration to more than 30 candidates. She will be the first female president in the nearly 100-year history of the organization.
“I am happy to announce that Tara has accepted the position as President/CEO. Through our search and interview process, I’ve learned that Tara possesses a deep respect for the Logansport Memorial mission and team, a heart for healthcare, and for the people and communities we are privileged to serve,” said Scott Stebbins, chair of the Logansport Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. “I also want to thank David Ameen as our interim CEO for the past four months, the CEO search committee and every team member for their commitment to caring for our patients and serving our community.”
McVay joined Logansport Memorial Hospital in 1997 and has served in a variety of nursing roles throughout the organization. She joined the Executive Leadership team in 2013 and was named as the Chief Nursing Officer in 2015. Throughout her career, she has focused on quality, achieving the CMS 5-Star designation; strategy development leading to increased retention and recruitment in the nursing areas; as well as partnerships with local universities to provide opportunities for professional growth of the workforce.
“I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead a place and a group of people that have meant so much to me for the last twenty-six years,” said McVay. “I look forward to collaborating closely with LMH’s dedicated and talented providers, nurses, and staff to ensure a high-quality and rewarding health care experience for all patients.”
Tara holds a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management from Western Governors University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Purdue University. She serves as the chairman of the West Central Indiana Patient Safety Coalition and is a member of the Midwest Indiana Organization of Nursing Leaders. She also serves on the 4C Board of Directors, as well as holds a seat on the Indiana University Kokomo and Ivy Tech Advisory Boards. Tara and her husband Randy reside in Miami County and have two children.