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Ringgold County Hospital CEO, Joe Mangiameli has officially announced he will be leaving his position February 28 and returning to Omaha, Nebraska
Mangiameli stated, “It has been a difficult decision. I have never had a job I have ever loved asmuch as this one.”
Mangiameli began as CEO with RCH/Mount Ayr Medical Clinic in July 2021, and hit the ground running. Mangiameli arrived with clear goals and a vision in his new role.
He centered his vision around a list of facility goals which included: stewardship (everyone cares about being good stewards in spending); service excellence (making sure there is excellent customer satisfaction); and engagement (employee engagement in all aspects of work).
Building on these ideas, Mangiameli additionally stressed his desire to continue to provide quality care.
He also pushed to make relationships the heart of all services and to ensure interactions with patients and with co-workers be done with genuine care.
He sought to build on a culture of trust, accountability, transparency and as part of his vision, he created collaborative leadership teams.
Using this collaborative leadership model and drawing from his military background, he envisioned a facility that could run effectively and smoothly even in the absence of a team member.
This collaborative leadership included engagement with all employees and an opportunity for staff to see the workplace as a place employees are vested in.
He sought to create an environment “where everyone cares about everyone and everyone cares about goals and the outcomes.” He wanted “going the extra mile” to be more than just a quote.
Leading by example, as CEO, Mangiameli was often seen about the building interacting with employees and patients in the waiting area.
He made himself accessible by phone and his office had an open door policy.
He frequently reminded staff and community that “this is your facility” and built a true team/family within RCH and MAMC.
Explaining his decision to leave, Mangiameli stated, “I needed to be readily available for my family and physically available full time for this facility and community.
My family, this community and these facilities and the employees deserve nothing less.”
Mangiameli balanced and managed well the commute and both responsibilities, in his time heading up RCH/MAMC, but ultimately, considering the needs of both, he chose to return full time to Omaha where the rest of his family resides.
No successor has been named for this position at this time but Mangiameli concluded, “Creating trust and providing the best care possible is a big responsibility and one this facility takes seriously. I feel confident the path we have built and the team leadership we have created together and that remains will continue. I am excited to see ongoing growth for RCH/MAMC and look forward to seeing where they will go from here. I extend my gratitude to the community, the board of trustees and the staff for welcoming me and entrusting me with their healthcare in my role as CEO. You are truly a community with heart.”
In his words, this description fits perfectly for RCH and MAMC: “Best place to work, best place to get care, best place to learn.”