Medical center appoints administrator to lead hospital

| November 15, 2016


COSHOCTON – Coshocton Regional Medical Center announced the appointment of Stephanie Conn, RN, BSN, MSN, to lead the hospital as administrator/chief nursing officer. She has previously served as the chief nursing officer for Coshocton County Memorial Hospital since November 2012. On Nov. 1, 2016, the hospital was acquired by Prime Healthcare Foundation. Conn will now assume the role of administrator in addition to her responsibilities of providing oversight of all nursing functions. The announcement was made by Regional CEO Rick Wright at an employee meeting held on Monday, Nov. 14.

“As a highly trained nurse whose experience has included involvement in strategic initiatives as well as management of all nursing functions, emergency services, quality, and physician recruitment, Stephanie brings her analytical skills, leadership skills and enthusiasm for Coshocton Regional Medical Center to her new role as administrator,” said Rick Wright, Regional CEO for Prime Healthcare Foundation. “Stephanie brings experience in both healthcare management and as a Masters-trained nurse, making her an excellent choice as the hospital’s top executive. She will guide the implementation of patient care and quality initiatives as well as manage capital equipment and infrastructure improvements made possible by Prime Healthcare’s investments.”

Conn earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Malone College in Canton, and her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind. She has over 16 years of progressive nursing leadership experience, with expertise in evidence-based nursing practice/scope and standards of practice; nurse staffing and productivity; program planning and implementation; accreditation and regulatory compliance; trends in health care and nursing practice; continuous quality improvement; strategic planning and leadership; employee training and development; and physician recruitment.

“This is an exciting time for healthcare in the Coshocton County region with our affiliation with Prime Healthcare Foundation and the opportunities that relationship brings,” said Conn. “I have been honored to be a part of Coshocton healthcare for the past four years and I am pleased to continue my work with our talented team of physicians, nurses and employees in service to our communities as Coshocton Regional Medical Center.”

Interim CEO Ruben Garza will work with Conn to facilitate a smooth transition into her new role as hospital administrator.

Prime Healthcare Services is an award-winning national hospital system with 44 hospitals providing nearly 43,500 jobs in 14 states. Twelve of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. The mission of the Prime Healthcare Foundation is to provide quality, compassionate healthcare for all, and serve communities through various charitable and educational initiatives. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. It has been recognized as among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 36 times and among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times. Numerous hospitals have been recognized by The Joint Commission as among the “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.” For more information, visit

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