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McElyea Honored As Trustee Of The Year


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Dave Dillon

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Charles E. McElyea, member of the Lake Regional Health System Board of Trustees in Osage Beach, Mo., has been honored by the Missouri Hospital Association as Trustee of the Year. McElyea was presented the award on Nov. 2 at MHA’s 101st Annual Convention in St. Louis.

“Charles’ leadership at Lake Regional Health System is apparent at the hospital and in communities throughout the lake area,” said Jon D. Doolittle, MHA President and CEO. “During his long tenure on the board, he has focused the health system’s growth on ensuring area residents can access the care they need, locally. Moreover, as a Trustee Member of MHA’s Board of Trustees, his wisdom helped influenced policy statewide.”

Charles E. McElyea, member of the Lake Regional Health System Board of Trustees in Osage Beach, Mo.

McElyea has served on the Lake Regional Health System Board of Directors since 1992. During his 31 years of continuous board leadership, he has served as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. He currently serves as assistant secretary.

Throughout his board service, he championed the value of the hospital and its service expansion, both locally and regionally. Within the community, he works to build consensus for hospital projects by engaging stakeholders.

“Clearly, Lake Regional and the entire community has benefited from Charlie’s sound judgment, integrity and civic-mindedness,” said Kevin McRoberts, FACHE, CEO of Lake Regional Health System. “His leadership and service have been essential to the success of our organization and to improving the health of our community.”

A video honoring McElyea is available here.



The Missouri Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association in Jefferson City that represents 140 Missouri hospitals. In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of its membership, the association offers continuing education programs on current health care topics and seeks to educate the public about health care issues.

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