Administration

Bill Ermann, President & CEO

Bill returned to Southwest Medical Center in June of 2009. In addition to Southwest Medical Center, he has worked as a controller at two not-for-profit 300+ bed community hospitals in Mississippi and West Virginia. He has more than 13 years of healthcare experience in auditing, finance, and accounting of not-for-profit and for-profit hospitals. He received his Bachelors of Science in Public Accounting from Mesa State College in Colorado. He is a non-practicing CPA, a member of HFMA, and active in the local community. He and his wife Dayna have three daughters and a son.

Amber Williams, CFO & Vice-President of Finance

Amber began her career at Southwest Medical Center in 1997 as a cash posting clerk in Patient Financial Services. She then transferred to an accounting assistant position in 2008, where she was eventually promoted into controller and Director of Accounting roles. Amber was named CFO of Southwest Medical Center in October 2014. She received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Finance from Colorado Technical University in 2015.

Jo L. Harrison, RN, Vice-President of Patient Care Services

Jo came to Southwest Medical Center in June 1988. She has worked in several capacities including OB RN and Patient Care Coordinator for 10 years, Clinical Coordinator of Surgery and OB, and Director of Risk Management. She served as interim VP of Patient Care Services for 16 months prior to becoming VP of PCS in September, 2005. She also served as Interim CEO from August 2006 to June 2007. Jo received her bachelors degree from Newman University and her Master’s degree from Fort Hays State University. She and her husband Wayne have two grown sons.

Glen Porter, Vice-President of Hospital Operations & Business Development

Glen began his career at Southwest Medical Center in January 2015 as Director of Materials Management. He was promoted to Vice President of Hospital Operations and Business Development in October 2016. He has more than 30 years of healthcare administration, healthcare operations and medical logistics experience in military and not-for-profit hospitals. He received his Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Management from Southern Illinois University and his Masters in Human Resource Development from Webster University.  Glen is also a Credentialed Medical Administrator and Fellow of American Academy of Medical Administrators.  He is married to Bonnie Porter who also works at Southwest Medical Center as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.  Glen and Bonnie have 3 grown children and 5 granddaughters.

Mark Cowan, RRT, RPSGT, RST, CPM, Vice-President of Hospitalist / Clinical Operations & Business Development

Mark came to Southwest Medical Center in October 1991 as a respiratory therapy student and has filled many roles during his career at SWMC. Prior to serving as Vice-President of Hospitalist / Clinical Operations & Business Development, Mark served as Interim VP of Operations while also directing the Respiratory Therapy, Sleep Lab, and Cardiac Rehabilitation services. He has assisted in implementing and directing several successful clinical support services during his time at SWMC. He graduated from Seward County Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, and from the Kansas University Certified Public Manager program. Cowan is currently earning his B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in healthcare administration from Tabor College. Mark and his wife, Melissa, have a son and a grandson.