Joe Lammers has over thirty five years of experience in hospital administration and health care delivery systems.
His educational background consists of a B.S. in Administration from Central Missouri State University, a
graduate degree in Hospital Administration from St. Louis University and the completion of various health
related courses from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His career has consisted of managing both large
and rural hospitals as well as doing turnarounds in several midwest hospitals.
Joe's professional and community involvement's include the following: Aetna Health Plans (Local Coordinating
Committee), Missouri Hospital Association (Board-Council on Aging and Long-Term Care-Council on Human
Resources-Managed Care Committee-Budget and Finance Committee), Missouri Chamber of Commerce (Leadership
Development Council), American Hospital Association (Council on Aging from 1984-1991-House of delegate
representatives from 1990-1992), VHA Mid-America, Inc. (Board of Directors), Kansas City Area Hospital Association,
Resources Center Advisory Council, Mid-American Health Network (Board of Directors), Heritage Health Care Board,
Health Care Systems, Inc. (President and Board of Directors), Medical Diagnostic Center Association, Blue
Cross/Blue Shield of Missouri (Board of Trustees) and the State of Missouri Bureau of Hospital Licensing and Credentialing.
In addition, Joe has had leadership roles in the following professional activities: Missouri Hospital
Association (1987), Kansas City Area Hospital Association (1986), Mid-America Health Network (1991-93), VHA
Mid-America (1991-94), Independence Chamber of Commerce (1986), Independence Kiwanis Club (1978), American Cancer
Society of Independence (1980) and Chamber of Development & Fundraising Committee (1994). In the community, he
has been a part of the Chamber of Commerce, Community Betterment Council, Boatmen's Bank Board of Easter Jackson
County, Hope House Advisory Board, Up Town Independence Board, Cities 21st Century Committee, Mayor's Christmas
Concert Committee (Treasurer) and Truman Anniversary Concert Board (Treasurer).