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Franklin County Medical Center names new CEO

Franklin County Medical Center in Preston has named a new CEO.

The hospital’s board of trustees has appointed Darin Dransfield as the new CEO. He will officially start in mid-October.

According to FCMC, Dransfield has more than 20 years experience in working in rural healthcare.

Dransfield most recently comes from Twin Falls, where he was executive director of a rehabilitation and long-term care facility. Before that, Dransfield spent 20 years at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital. He held several positions there, including Rehabilitation Director, administrator of a long-term care facility and as a member of the hospital executive team.

Dransfield has an MBA in Health Care Management from Western Governor’s University, a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma, a certification from the Sports Center in Austin, TX, and a Nursing Home Administration license from the State of Idaho.

“We are excited to introduce Darin to our community,” said Thane Winward, trustee chairman of FCMC. “His leadership, rural healthcare experience and commitment to patient care make him a natural fit for the position. We look forward to working closely with him to further advance our mission to strengthen relationships with physicians, employees and the community.”

“Rural healthcare and this corner of Idaho are in my DNA. My family is excited to make Preston our permanent home,” shared Dransfield in a statement to FCMC. “I look forward to working with the incredible medical staff and Franklin County community to deliver first-rate, convenient healthcare in an environment that is more caring than any urban setting.”

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