Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) is pleased to announce the addition of two
new leaders to its Finance Department. Nichole Cook recently joined as
Vice President of Finance, and Christopher Strick as Controller, Finance.
Cook brings extensive experience in all aspects of hospital accounting
and financial management to OMC. Prior to joining OMC, she served as Chief
Financial Officer (CFO) at the Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, Columbus;
and prior to that as CFO at the Cedar Ridge Behavioral System, and Controller
of Deaconess Health System, both of Oklahoma City. She is a graduate of
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, earning a degree in Business Administration,
with a concentration in Accounting.
A native of Oklahoma and a lifelong resident of the Midwest, she and her
family, enjoy country living and look forward to many road trips to explore
the lakes and rivers of the Ozarks. Her husband, in particular, is looking
forward to enjoying their new farm.
Strick brings 16 years of experience as a Finance and Accounting manager
to OMC. Prior to joining OMC, he served as Senior Director of Finance
at Novelle Health, and as Manager of Finance and Accounting at McKesson
Practice Management Services, both of Oldsmar, FL.
Strick has relocated from Tampa with his wife and children. After a recent
vacation to the Ozarks, they looked into career opportunities here and
were impressed with the community focus of the Board of Directors and
coworkers at OMC.
“As OMC continues to grow, so does our responsibility to manage revenue
to best benefit our patients and community,” says Tom Keller, President
and CEO, Ozarks Medical Center. “With the addition of leaders like
Nichole and Chris, we are confident that they will be strong contributors
to the steadfast growth of our organization.”
Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care
and 17 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral
healthcare, and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital
cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more
than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern
Arkansas. For more information about OMC, visit
Nichole Cook, Vice President of Finance, and Christopher Strick, Controller,
Ozarks Medical Center