Eric Barber to Leave NEMO Medical Center

The CEO at Northeast Missouri Regional Medical Center will be stepping down to take a new job. Eric Barber will head to Hastings, Nebraska, where he will be president and CEO of the Mary Lanning Healthcare system. Barber will oversee all clinical and fiscal operations of Mary Lanning, the acute-care hospital and medical clinics, including Hastings Family Practice, Moscati Health Center, the Community Health Center, Hastings Imaging Center, the Blue Hill and Edgar Medical Clinics and The Lanning Center for Behavioral Services.

Barber is known for his success in establishing collaborative relationships with physicians leading to strong satisfaction and retention. He also has extensive experience in quality and safety improvement.

Becker’s Hospital Review named Barber as one of the “291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” in 2011 and recognized NEMO as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2011 while under Barber’s leadership. Barber will begin his new position on August 19.