Vance Jackson will serve as Interim Administrator at Palo Alto County Health System (PACHS) while a search for a new administrator for the health system is conducted. He is also the current administrator/CEO at Hancock County Memorial Hospital in Britt. Jackson plans to divide his time between both hospitals during this transition.
Mercy Medical Center- North Iowa in Mason City is leading the process to find a new administrator at PACHS. They will be working closely with the Palo Alto County Board of Trustees who will interview candidates for the position. The process of finding a new administrator typically takes two to six months.
Jackson has worked in the healthcare industry for over 25 years.He has held the position of CEO at Hancock County Memorial Hospital (HCMH) since June of 2006.
Before joining HCMH, he served as the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Assistant Administrator for Danville Regional Medical Center, a 350-bed community hospital, from 1996 to 2006. Prior to that he served as Director of Management and Physician Services with Lanier Park Regional Hospital in Gainesville, GA.
Jackson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Science degree in Management and Quantitative Analysis from Wayland Baptist University. He completed a Healthcare Executive Fellowship at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Jackson is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Medical Quality and is Board Certified and a Fellow of: The American College of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Medical Practice Executives.