Knoxville Hospital & Clinics CEO Receives Iowa Hospital Association Leadership Award

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) CEO Kevin Kincaid was awarded the 2023 Iowa Hospital Association’s Excellence in Leadership Award at the association’s annual meeting on October 10. This award is presented annually to an outstanding Iowa hospital or health system executive who shows achievement in local, state, and national health care affairs, leadership among peers, and contributions to the community.

Kincaid has been the CEO at KHC since 2012 and is noted for his advocacy for Critical Access Hospitals in Iowa and rural hospitals at the national level. In more than one nominating letter, Kincaid is described as a visionary who is driven by his desire for innovation and excellence. He excels at identifying strategies, initiatives, and administrative practices to improve quality of care, growth, service excellence, and employee/communication relations.

In addition to being described as an asset at the state and federal levels in health care advocacy efforts, Kincaid is also a credit to KHC and the Knoxville community. In his 11-year tenure, Kincaid has directed the facility to two transformative renovations, including the current $21 million expansion that will construct the new Don & Margaret Long Infusion Center and Weiler Foundation Specialty Clinic, renovate the Emergency Department, and add a new surgical suite. During the pandemic, Kincaid’s leadership was a steady and comforting voice. As he balanced the enormous task of sifting through state, federal, and health care mandates during an unprecedented time, his focus was always on his staff and community.

Kincaid’s commitment to excellence shows through his work at KHC, as well as his involvement in a variety of regional, state, and national boards and committees, all dedicated to preserving and advancing the quality and access to health care for rural Iowans in Marion County and beyond. His guidance within the health care industry makes him a leader on many health care issues.

“Kevin is an advocate for and leader on many health care issues, including mental health care and the recent passing of the Tort reform bill,” stated Kelly Garcia, Director, Iowa Department of Health Human Services. “As HHS continues to transform the way we deliver services and partner with agencies throughout the state, I know Kevin will continue to be a collaborative and innovative leader. I look forward to working with Kevin in the future.”

In addition to the IHA leadership award, Kincaid was recently recognized as one of Becker’s Hospital Review, a medical industry trade magazine, 2023 CEOs to Know.  Sixty-seven CEOs and top leaders of Critical Access Hospitals from across the U.S. were selected. Kincaid joins 10 other Iowa CEOs of Critical Access Hospitals being lauded for their dedication to innovation, safety, quality, and devotion to the continuous improvement of their organizations. Under Kincaid’s leadership, he has transformed KHC to a successful, high-quality facility that has been recognized as a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” by the National Rural Health Association for two consecutive years.

Photo caption: KHC CEO Kevin Kincaid was recently awarded the 2023 Iowa Hospital Association’s Excellence in Leadership Award. He is pictured with wife Tricia, daughter Kenzie, and son Kale.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is a non-profit community hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area. Named a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” and Voted as Best of Red Rock Area’s “Best Place to Work” and “Best Hospitality”, KHC’s highly skilled medical staff and specialists provide personal, compassionate, and innovative quality health care to patients. For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call Public Relations at (641) 842-1418.