Saint Francis Healthcare System recently welcomed Steve Dirnberger and Joey McLane as new board members. Dirnberger was appointed to the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board and McLane was appointed to the Saint Francis Health Development Board.
“We are honored to have these two respected men as members of our boards,” says Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, Saint Francis President and Chief Executive Officer. “Thanks to the wise guidance of our boards of directors, Saint Francis is well equipped to face the challenges of the future.”
Dirnberger is not new to Saint Francis; he previously served on the Health Development Board. He is an accountant/auditor at Stanley, Dirnberger, Hopper & Associates, CPA, and brings that expertise to the board. He is also a founding member of the Notre Dame Education Foundation, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1111 and a member of the Missouri Society of CPAs. He is a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary Cathedral Parish and committed to preserving Saint Francis’ viability as a Catholic hospital. He and his wife, Charlotte, live in Cape Girardeau and have five children.
The board appoints all directors and officers of the Medical Center. Under the bylaws, members should demonstrate an interest in Catholic healthcare and community affairs, and leadership in health, welfare, education, religious and other service organizations, or should be otherwise qualified as determined by the board. Directors serve for a term of three years. Prior to their appointment, members must be approved by the Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.
McLane represents Saint Francis’ expanding services in the Poplar Bluff region. He has lived in the Poplar Bluff area for nearly 50 years and is president of First Midwest Bank. He has also served as a board member for Black River Medical Center and as an advisor for Poplar Bluff Medical Partners. He is also a member of Poplar Bluff’s United Gospel Rescue Mission, Senate Bill 40 Board, Poplar Bluff Building Corporation and Highway 67 Corporation Board. He and his wife, Angela, have one daughter.
The Health Development Board is the Healthcare System’s for-profit arm and supports the charitable purposes and activities of the Medical Center by undertaking activities that increase the scope and character of healthcare services that are delivered. Members and officers are appointed by the Healthcare System Board.