Public reception for new Washington County Hospital president

Washington County residents are cordially invited to a “meet and greet” social gathering for Brian Monsma, the new Washington County Hospital (WCH) president, on Friday, October 12, from 11:30am-1:30pm at The Studio (153 South Kaskaskia Street) in Nashville.

Attendees can enjoy food, refreshments, and an opportunity to get to know Brian and welcome him to the community.

This event is free and open to the general public.

Monsma began his tenure as president at WCH on Monday, September 17, and brings a progressive 23-year health care executive leadership career encompassing acute care, medical group, and accountable care organization settings.

Most notably, Monsma’s background includes executive leadership positions in rural/municipal hospitals within the Mercy Medical Center (Sioux City, IA) network:

  • From 2001-2005, he served as Administrator/CEO, Hawarden Community Hospital (Hawarden, IA) – a 25-bed hospital and Provider Based Rural Health Clinic.
  • And since early 2018, he has served as Interim CEO, Pender Community Hospital (Pender, NE) – providing executive oversight that encompasses a critical access hospital (similar to Washington County Hospital), long term care facilities and medical clinics.


Monsma holds two graduate degrees from the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA): a Master of Arts, Hospital and Health Administration; and a Master of Business Administration. Monsma also received a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, from Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO). Additionally, he holds memberships in the Medical Group Management Association and in the American College of Healthcare Executives.