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Joel Beiswenger, President & CEO
What is the role of the President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO)?
The President/CEO has responsibility for working with the TCHC Board of Directors, medical staff, and internal and external constituents to develop the long-term vision of the organization. This includes strategic planning and implementation, operations and financial management at Tri-County Health Care. Joel leads the senior leadership team managing all aspects of the organization’s operation and has direct oversight of the Foundation, and the Quality/Compliance departments.
A little more about Joel…
Joel received his Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of North Dakota in 1986, and his Master of Health Care Administration degree from the University of Minnesota in 2010. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. He has been in the health care management field since 1986. Joel has been a part of the Tri-County Health Care family since 1998. He served as Chief Financial Officer prior to his appointment as President/CEO in 2008. Joel is married to Kim. Together they have three children and three grandsons. In his free time, Joel enjoys spending time biking, golfing, watching sports (especially hockey), traveling and searching for “great food spots” with Kim, and spending time with his children and the grandsons.
What does a "Culture of Ownership" mean to Joel…
To me, a Culture of Ownership is indicative of everything we do and how we do it as we work to achieve our mission, vision and to live our values. In the past, this has mostly been by our provision of great care and service for our friends, neighbors and relatives when sick, injured, and seeking care with us. More recently, we have been able to focus more on the wellness aspects of providing health and healing services in an environment of “accountable care” by reaching out to the community through events and by providing new services. We are all “owners” of the organization and thereby self-accountable to meet the standards articulated in the mission, vision and values of TCHC.
Kim Aagard, Chief Financial Officer
What is the role of the chief financial officer (CFO)?
As the CFO, Kim is responsible for the financial integrity of Tri-County Health Care, the preparation of the budget and management of the patient financial services arena. Kim is a member of the administrative team and has direct management of the business office, patient financial services, finance, health information management, materials management and registration departments.
A little more about Kim…
Kim Aagard has been with Tri-County Health Care for over 36 years in a variety of roles such as receptionist, billing, patient financial services, materials management, EMS, accounting and now the chief financial officer. Kim graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Kim and her husband, Tom, have three children and six grandchildren. In her free time, Kim enjoys quilting, camping, spending time with grandbabies, gardening and canning.
What does a "Culture of Ownership" mean to Kim...
To me, a Culture of Ownership consists of extraordinary quality with that personal hometown touch provided by people who truly care and are committed to caring and watching over others in such a manner that is consistent with how they care for their own family. A Culture of Ownership is an outcome where the accomplishment is much greater than the task itself.
Teresa Johnson, Chief Human Resources Officer
What is the role of the Chief Human Resources Officer?
As the CHRO, my official role in the organization is to participate as a member of the administrative council in overall Tri-County Health Care strategic development and implementation, focusing on the design and delivery of workforce strategies and organizational development.
I like to think my job is directing and leading all the people-related functions of the organization. One focus includes building a culture of accountability and evidence-based leadership, leading to an environment in which employees can thrive. The success of a business is ultimately linked to an engaged and successful workforce.
A little more about Teresa…
Teresa spent the first 21 years of her professional life in long-term care and worked as an NREMT for approximately 10 of those years. She has been in human resources for about 17 years.
She received an AAS in human resource management from MSCTC and BS in management from the University of Mary in Bismarck.
Teresa and her husband live outside of Vergas, MN and love spending time with their two children and five grandchildren. She has two horses, and loves to ride. It is a happy day when she can get out for a walk or a run. Teresa also has many flower beds that take up a lot of her time. She has several outdoor toys but uses the Harley the most.
What does a "Culture of Ownership" mean to Teresa...
To me, a Culture of Ownershipis providing the best possible outcome for our customers. Compassion, listening, a helping hand, a kind word. Doing this not because it is a requirement of the job or an expectation in life, but because it is the right thing to do. The need to do whatever it takes to make our customers feel safe and special.
Tom Pint, Chief Nursing Officer
What is the role of the chief nursing officer (CNO)?
As the CNO, Tom is directly responsible for all inpatient care areas, lab, diagnostic imaging, emergency department/ready care, EMS, surgery, anesthesia, and pharmacy. He is part of Tri-County Health Care’s administrative leadership team and provides clinical and administrative leadership for planning, organizing, directing, monitoring and evaluating safe, high-quality patient care.
A little more about Tom…
Tom has over 26 years of nursing and progressive leadership experience in healthcare and nursing. He joined Tri-County Health Care in 2018 after serving in a variety of capacities with Allina Health and Hennepin County Medical Center.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Master of Nursing Leadership and Management from Metropolitan State University.
Tom is married to his wife, Jenny, and has three adult children and a grandson, and enjoys spending time outdoors, boating, hunting, and relaxing by a bonfire.
What does a “Culture of Ownership” mean to Tom?
I believe a Culture of Ownership is delivering the best care possible to our patients, our communities, and to each other. It’s an internal drive and empowerment that motivates us to be our best and do our best in every situation. It also means to partner with people, wherever they are in their journey, and provide them with the encouragement, support, tools, and resources they need to reach their health and wellness goals and ultimately achieve the best quality of life possible. We do this not because it’s our job, but because we are driven and inspired to make a positive difference in the lives of others.