Becker's Hospital Review Names 60 Hospital CEOs to Know

CAH CEOs 2017 logo 60Becker's Healthcare is pleased to recognize the following 60 CEOs, presidents and administrators of critical access hospitals.

West River Health Services | 60 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know 2017

The men and women included on this list are at the helm of organizations regularly recognized for safety and quality. Many led their hospitals through expansions, mergers and EHR implementations. The individuals on this list are also key members of the community, serving on corporate boards and state-level initiatives to improve access to care.

This list highlights individuals who lead the hospitals featured on the Becker's Healthcare 60 Critical Access Hospitals to Know list, published in July.

Please contact Laura Dyrda at with questions or comments on this list.

Note: Leaders are presented in alphabetical order. Individuals and institutions cannot pay for inclusion on this list. The full list can be read here:

mattshahan1Mr. Shahan oversees the 25-bed West River Health Services hospital, West River Health Services Foundation and Western Horizons Living Center. He assumed the CEO role in April 2016 after serving as director of IT, clinic administrator and the head of strategic planning at Glendive (Mont.) Medical Center, where he oversaw the hospital's EMR implementation. He also spent two years in the information systems department at West River Health Services early in his career.