David Anderson, chairman of Story Medical’s Board of Trustees, announced Friday, Jan. 29 that Nathan D. Thompson has accepted the board’s offer to be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Story County Medical Center, after serving in the interim capacity since late August.

Thompson has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Iowa State University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Iowa. He spent the last four years with UnityPoint Health in positions related to provider network development and strategic growth, after serving for a time as a business manager for Alegent Health in Omaha, Neb.

The board believes Thompson brings knowledge of business planning, growth strategies and relationship development with provider partners to Story Medical at a time when the organization continues to seek advancement in its market position within the county.

"Nate’s approachable style is a great fit for Story Medical and our employees," said Anderson. "Under his leadership, we have a unique opportunity to develop an accountable culture and a highly engaged workforce and medical staff. With that solid foundation, we will do the great work that’s necessary for us to continue to provide high quality health care with better outcomes and good value to the residents of Story County."

In accepting the offer, Thompson said, "I’m very honored to be selected to lead Story Medical. In the last five months, I’ve been extremely impressed with the commitment of our employees, medical staff and communities to this organization. Story Medical is a great health care provider, and I am ready to work with every-one here to move the organization forward."

Nate and his wife, Ashley, are both Iowa natives; Nate grew up in Webster City and Ashley is from Cedar Falls. Nate enjoys Iowa State athletics, spending time with nearby family and golfing at Lake Panorama.