This week’s guest is Dr. Tim Putnam, CEO of Margaret Mary Health. Tim began his career in healthcare in 1983 working in clinical laser and minimally invasive surgery research. For the last fifteen years he has worked exclusively in rural healthcare leadership and is currently CEO of Margaret Mary Health, a Critical Access Hospital in Batesville, Indiana.
Tim currently chairs the National Rural Health Association’s Policy Congress:
“The Rural Health Congress… (is about) making sure we get everybody’s voice heard and presented in a way that people understand… the more good people we have on Policy Congress, the more robust the policy positions are and the better we can tell our story.”
Tim also chairs the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium and the Indiana Board of Graduate Medical Education. Additionally, he serves on several other regional and national healthcare boards.
In 2015, he was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and serves in that capacity with Batesville Fire and EMS.
Tim has degrees from Vincennes University, Oakland City University, University of Southern Indiana and received his Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.