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Hedrick Medical Center, City of Chillicothe, honor Sipes for years of influence and oversight

Don Sipes, FACHE, Vice President, Regional Services, Saint Luke’s Health System, was recently honored during a Hedrick Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting by Hedrick Medical Center and the City of Chillicothe. Sipes, who recently stepped down from his position on the Hedrick Medical Center Board of Trustees, has served on the board since 2003, the year Hedrick joined Saint Luke’s Health System. 

“All that Hedrick Medical Center has become, and all that we have to look forward to in the future, would not have been possible without the influence and oversight of Don Sipes,” said Steve Schieber, CEO, Hedrick Medical Center. “Don has touched everyone in the room, both personally and professionally, and as he transitions to other roles within the system, he will leave a striking legacy.”   

The City of Chillicothe presented Sipes with a key to the city. “I don’t just hand out keys to the city to anyone who comes through town,” remarked Chuck Haney, Mayor, City of Chillicothe. “These are very special to me, and Don is a special person. This is my sixth term as mayor and so I’ve been involved with Saint Luke’s and Mr. Sipes for a long time. On behalf of the City, I want to thank Don for all the things he’s done for Hedrick, the City of Chillicothe, and for everyone in the region.”

Sipes, who grew up in Trenton, has experienced an illustrious career in health care, including stints at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton as the Assistant Administrator, and at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, as the Chief Executive Officer. From 1995-2014, Sipes served as the Chief Executive Officer at Saint Luke’s North-Smithville Campus in Smithville, Mo. Currently, Sipes is the Vice President over Regional Services for Saint Luke’s Health System.

Sipes has served on various professional boards over the years including most recently the Metropolitan Community College Foundation Board of Directors, and the American College of Healthcare Executives Board of Regents. Sipes has also been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career, including the Missouri Hospital Association Distinguished Service Award, the North Central Missouri College Distinguished Alumni Award, and the American College of Healthcare Executives Service Award. 

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(Left) Don Sipes, FACHE, Vice President, Regional Services, Saint Luke’s Health System receives an ‘appreciation of service’ plaque from Hedrick Medical Center CEO, Steve Schieber, on behalf of the Hedrick Medical Center Board of Trustees.  (Right) Sipes receives a key to the City of Chillicothe from Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney, on behalf of the City of Chillicothe.