Darren Bass was named chief executive officer for St. Luke’s North Region, which includes the Smithville hospital location. He replaces Adele Ducharme, who retired after serving for more than a decade.

Bass joins St. Luke’s from CoxHealth in Springfield, where he served as vice president of Clinical Services. He previously served in executive leadership positions at Cox Monett Hospital and in rehabilitation leadership roles consistent with his clinical background as a physical therapist.

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