Sioux Center Community Hospital building

Health Center hires Marketing and Foundation Directors

The Sioux Center Community Hospital & Health Center Avera has hired a new Foundation Director and a Marketing Director. These directors will be active in the community and work together on major campaigns.

"We have some major initiatives coming up, including the Capital Campaign for the replacement of the hospital and clinic," said Kayleen Lee, Chief Executive Officer of the Sioux Center Community Hospital & Health Center Avera. "They will both play instrumental roles in this project."

Ken Smit has been appointed to serve as the Foundation Director He began his work with the organization in April.  

As the Foundation Director, Ken will be active within the community and instrumental to the future success of the health ministry. His position will help ensure the visibility of the foundation and assist with raising funds that touch the lives of many in Sioux Center, Hull and surrounding communities. Ken will also work to secure grants that help support the organization financially.

Ken previously worked as an Account Manager for the Procter & Gamble Company where he led a number of sales and managerial initiatives. In addition, Ken has been an active volunteer in our community and has served with the Sioux Center Ambulance squad as a volunteer EMT since 1983. He is also an active member of the First Reformed Church of Sioux Center.

Matt Toering is the organization's new Marketing Director. Matt will oversee the overall marketing strategy of the health system and be active within the community and outreach programs. His role will help support the necessary growth of the organization in order to meet the health needs of the community.

Matt has previously worked as a Marketing Analyst in Kansas City, MO and as a Senior Marketing Assistant in Jupiter, FL. He has most recently worked as a Marketing Consultant in Des Moines, IA. Matt graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2004.

"I'm very pleased that these men have joined our health ministry," said Lee. "The knowledge and expertise these two bring with them is a welcome addition to the organization."