Mary Lanning Healthcare Welcomes New President


      Mary Lanning Healthcare of Hastings has finally welcomed in its new president and CEO.

      After months without a permanent president, Mary Lanning is eager to have their new leader on board.

      Eric Barber made his official entrance on Monday as the new president and CEO, and with the absence of a permanent executive for roughly a year now, he says there are some challenges ahead.

      "I think the great thing is, the two days I spent here interviewing and the being here now, really confirms that we have a very good team here and a lot of good things happening. We just need a little push in the right direction and I think the sky is the limit," Barber said.

      The Kansas native has twelve years experience in health care and extensive experience in quality safety and improvement, and feels patient safety is the number one focus and concern.