Regional Medical Center CEO Lon Butikofer, RN, PhD, has spent the majority of his career in healthcare in the form of nursing, education, and executive leadership. On October 20, Dr. Butikofer was inducted into Northeast Iowa Community College’s Hall of Fame based on his honors, career and community achievements, volunteerism, and dedication to the College and northeast Iowa.
Dr. Butikofer’ s education degrees include NICC Practical Nursing, 1976; NICC Associate Degree of Nursing, 1978; Upper Iowa University Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1983; University of Dubuque Master of Science in Nursing Administration, 1987; and Century University Doctorate of Philosophy – Health Services Administration, 1990.
Dr. Butikofer has led Regional Medical Center with vision, dedication, and passion since 1993. His responsibility as Chief Executive Officer demands strong healthcare knowledge and complex management ability. In his role he manages the direction of every hospital function and all levels of leadership while always looking toward the future needs of the communities RMC serves.
“To me, leadership is like putting paint on the palette so others can create the masterpieces,” stated Lon Butikofer, RN, PhD.
Dr. Butikofer’ s honors include receiving the American Hospital Association’s Iowa Grassroots Champion in 2012 and Iowa Hospital Association’s Excellence in Leadership Award in 2013. In addition to his role at RMC, Dr. Butikofer sits on the Governing Board for Hospital Lumiere in Bonne Fin, Haiti, where he provides clinical expertise and administrative skills of strategic planning.
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