Faces of 417-Land

Citizens Memorial Hospital

The Face of Excellence in Health Care.

Jan 2020

Gary Fulbright and Donald J. Babb of Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar MO
Photo by Brad ZweerinkGary Fulbright, next CMH CEO/Executive Director; Donald J. Babb, founding CMH CEO/Executive Director

Opening our doors in Bolivar, Missouri, in 1982, Citizens Memorial Hospital is nationally known for our innovation and excellence, and is a shining rural health care model offering services from primary to end-of-life care. We at CMH and Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation offer hospital, clinic, long-term care, home care and pharmacy services in an eight county area in southwest Missouri.

Donald J. Babb has served as CMH’s only Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director for 39 years. His retirement in January 2020 will mark more than 50 years in health care. Gary Fulbright, our longtime Chief Financial Officer for CMH, will become Babb’s successor.

“Thank you so much for your support, encouragement and, most of all, your loyalty to Citizens Memorial. Gary is the third employee I hired at CMH and is an exceptional leader. He will continue our mission of caring for every generation through exceptional services by leading physicians and a compassionate health care team.”—Donald J. Babb, CEO/Executive Director

1500 N Oakland, Bolivar | 417-326-6000 |

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