EL CENTRO, Calif. – December 15, 2010 – Kathleen (Kathy) Farmer, chief financial officer for ECRMC has announced her retirement effective December 16th.

Farmer has been with ECRMC for 24 years, having held the positions of accounting manager, controller and chief financial officer. She has also served as interim CEO on several occasions. The hospital will be holding a retirement party on Thursday, December 16, 2010 in the North Lobby from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

“I’m sad to see my time with ECRMC end,” said Farmer, “But I’m ready to move on to a new venture in my life. My husband and I are enjoying golf lessons right now and we look forward to spending much more time together.”
Born in Minnesota, Kathy grew up in Wyoming and Montana. She holds a BA from University of Montana – Missoula and an MBA from University of Dallas’ Braniff Graduate School. She and her husband Jerry, have recently purchased a home in Chandler, AZ and will now have much more time to enjoy their many hobbies including traveling, hiking, painting and golf.

“Kathy, has been an integral part of this hospital,” said David Green, CEO of ECRMC. “She leaves big shoes to fill, but we are all happy for her. Those of us who were lucky enough to work with her are truly going to miss her.”

About ECRMC

El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) is a licensed 165-bed general acute care facility located in El Centro, Calif. ECRMC is committed to providing the community with high quality healthcare as reflected in its mission statement: “To Provide Healthcare Excellence For The Imperial Valley.”

ECRMC is moving forward with the planning and development of the hospital expansion project that will replace the older portion of the hospital. In addition, the hospital is developing a new facility to meet the needs of the Imperial Valley and provide an advanced healthcare facility and service.

ECRMC has recently announced a collaboration with the Oncology and Hematology Center of Imperial Valley to create the El Centro Regional Medical Center Oncology and Hematology Center. Maintaining its commitment to medical technology advancement, the hospital has invested in the da Vinci Si HD Surgical System. The surgery system allows for safe and less intrusive procedures in various surgical fields, including urology, cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology and more.

Effective August 2010, ECRMC partnered with TeamHealth, one of the nation’s leading healthcare staffing organizations, to provide high quality emergency department management and staffing, elevating the hospital’s ER department.

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