World-Class Staff 

Tom Hood

Tom Hood, Chief Executive Officer

Wilson Medical Center welcomed Tom Hood as Chief Executive Officer on Monday, May 22, 2023. Tom comes to Wilson County from Brookhaven, Mississippi, where he served as Chief Operating Officer at King’s Daughters Medical Center. Hood served in that capacity for ten years and was primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital and seven clinics. In addition, he served on various committees in the local community as well as the Mississippi Hospital Association.

Mr. Hood comes to WMC with extensive executive and administrative management experience. His career in healthcare spans 37 years and includes previous positions as Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Assistant Administrator of Operations, Vice President Support Services, and Executive Director of Heart and Vascular Program. He is also a veteran and served ten years as an officer in the Army Medical Service Corps.

Hood is married to Rev. Susan Hood, who is an Ordained Deacon in Full Connection of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Hood currently serves as pastor of two churches in the Mississippi Conference, Church Hill UMC and Washington UMC. The Hoods have two adult daughters. Sarah teaches primary school internationally, currently in Singapore. Mary Claire is an Occupational therapist in Houston, Texas.

Wilson Medical Center staff

Lori Smith, Chief Financial Officer

Lori Smith is the Chief Financial Officer for Wilson Medical Center. As CFO, Lori leads and oversees finance strategy, planning, and financial reporting, among other duties. She works collaboratively with the CEO, board of trustees, senior leaders, and the entire Wilson Medical Center team to create a continuously improving atmosphere of safety, innovation, and financial stability while maintaining integrity and finding new ways to enhance financial performance and operations efficiency.

She has over 25 years of financial experience in the healthcare industry and has served in executive positions in various organizations. Smith earned her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Fort Hays State University. 

Lori is married and has three children and three grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. 

Wilson Medical Center staff

Sheila Mitchell, Administrative Assistant to the CEO

Sheila Mitchell, Administrative Assistant to the CEO, joined the Wilson Medical Center (WMC) family in April 2018. She was hired as the Marketing/Foundation Assistant, then was appointed to her current position in August 2022. Sheila has had 36 years of assistant/administrative experience in the healthcare industry, working for three different medical practices before joining WMC. She loves the variety, continual learning, and opportunities to offer support where needed that her position brings.

Sheila belongs to the Independence Toastmasters club as well as the WMC Employee Morale Group. Over the years, she has enjoyed volunteering for a variety of local organizations including Home Sweet Home Ministries, Community Missions for Improved Housing, Hannah's House Ministries, and the Moving Forward with Momentum program.

Sheila is an Independence, Kansas, native. She is married to Chris Mitchell, who serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Home Sweet Home Ministry in Independence, as well as the Director of the Community Access Center. He is very active in the community, is a performer/songwriter, and is one of the organizers of the Independence Museum's Meadow Lark Lounge Songwriters Round. Sheila and Chris have four adult sons: Ryan, Chance, Collin, and Brantley. Sheila enjoys spending time with her loved ones (including her two chihuahuas, Boo and Bootsie), going to the lake in the summer, dancing, watching movies, going to concerts, gardening, photography, and reading.

Francie Currie

Francie Currie, Director of Rural Health Clinic Operations 

Francie Currie began her career as a medical office manager for the private practice of Bert Chronister, M.D. In 2017 Dr. Chronister joined Wilson Medical Center as a provider with Neodesha Family Medicine and Francie joined the hospital as manager of the practice. In 2020, she added the title of Director of Rural Health Clinics Operations for Cherryvale Family Medicine, Independence Family Medicine, and Neodesha Family Medicine.

Francie is a Kansas native and she and her husband call Neodesha home. Francie is an active civic member in the Neodesha community. She has held a variety of leadership roles as a volunteer with local organizations, including the Neodesha Arts Center, Neodesha Chamber of Commerce, and currently is the President of the Neodesha Community Foundation.

Wilson Medical Center staff

Kevin Myers, Director of Business Services

Kevin answered his calling to healthcare as a dietary aide at the age of 16. He has gained much knowledge throughout his career serving in multiple capacities including direct patient care, pharmacy, supply chain, Revenue Cycle, Information Technology and Business Services. He began his career at Wilson Medical Center in 2016 and is currently the Administrative Director of Business Services.

Kevin is married to Sara, and they are proud parents of four children and two grandchildren. Kevin and Sara are active volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House in Joplin, Missouri, where they have been volunteering for over 20 years. Kevin is currently pursuing his master’s degree in healthcare administration.

Wilson Medical Center staff

Michelle Bohannon, Director of Quality, Risk & Compliance

Michelle Bohannon began her career with Wilson Medical Center as a registration and billing clerk in 1984. She then went to Mary Grimes School of Nursing and obtained her registered nurse degree in 1992. After a one-year period of working at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville as an ICU nurse, she returned to Wilson Medical Center. After her return ,she became a staff nurse on the geriatric psych unit, which quickly evolved into a Program Director/Nurse Manager position which she held for 8 years, until the closing of the unit. Michelle transferred to the position of Risk/Quality Manager later adding Director of Compliance as part of her job description. She has continued in that same position to date. Other roles that Michelle has filled during her employment with Wilson Medical Center have been Director of Nursing as well as Education and Safety Director. Michelle has continued to work with the geriatric population throughout her nursing career by working part-time at other facilities.

Michelle was born and raised in Neodesha along with her husband Jamie. Family is priority and she enjoys spending any time she can with their two sons, two daughters-in-law and grandson.

Becky Lewis

Becky Lewis, MBA, Director of Human Resources

Becky Lewis is the Human Resources Director here at Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha, Kansas. She has strong leadership skills and focuses on improving employee morale, organizational development, talent management, and process improvement. She has been here at Wilson Medical Center since March of 2023, with over 10 years of experience in the human resources field. Becky is involved in many organizations, one being the Kansas Hospital Human Resources Association. A few other organizations include the Southeast Kansas Society of Human Resources Association, and a member of the Neodesha Chamber of commerce. Becky has her MBA with an Emphasis in Human Resources from Pittsburg State University. 

In her free time, she enjoys being involved in the Neodesha community and hanging out with her family. Her family includes her husband Quincey Lewis, and her two kids Melanie and Ezra. She graduated high school in Fredonia, Kansas and was a cheerleader in College at Neosho Community College.

Erica Johnson, Director of Marketing 

Erica Johnson is a “marketing guru” who is passionate and committed to helping Kansans live healthy, happy lives. Erica began working at Wilson Medical Center in 2015 as a part-time fitness instructor. She soon added the role of Manager of Community Health and Wellness, where she developed strategies to improve the health and well-being of Wilson County residents, while also promoting the critical access hospital. Erica now serves as the Director of Marketing for Wilson Medical Center. She executes marketing campaigns driven by data collection, enriched collaborations, and effective storytelling. Erica has a deep understanding of the healthcare needs of the county’s residents and brings that experience to many other organizations, civic groups, and coalitions that she is involved with. She also currently serves as the chairwoman of the Neodesha Active Transportation Advisory Board and is a member of the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition, as well as various other civic organizations. She resides in Neodesha with her husband, Devin, and two sons, Tripp, and Krew.

Wilson Medical Center logo

Kristian Toms, Director of Nursing 

Kristian Toms, RN, began her nursing career as a float nurse and ICU nurse before coming to Wilson Medical in 2018. She was the hospital's house supervisor, with a focus on nurse management. In December 2019, Kristian was promoted to Director of MedSurg. Kristian then took over as the Director of the Emergency Department in February 2022. She now oversees the Hospitalist Program and leads the community outreach program that provides flu vaccinations to local businesses. Most recently, Kristian was promoted to Director of Nursing Services and oversees several clinical departments at Wilson Medical Center. Kristian is a long-time resident of Neodesha, where she resides with her three children, Peyton, Trenton, and Claire.

Wilson Medical Care Provides Local Healthcare Focused on You

Your Hometown Hospital with a Heart

We offer innovative medical services at convenient locations throughout Wilson & Montgomery Counties.

hospital illustration
Wilson Medical Center
Neodesha Family Medicine
Cherryvale Family Medicine
Independence Family Medicine
Wilson Medical Rehabilitation Center
Get Fit 24/7 Wellness Center

Wilson Medical Center

Our 15-bed critical access hospital is located at the junction of Highways 75 and 400 in Neodesha, Kansas.

Neodesha Family Medicine

Conveniently located in Wilson Medical Center, Neodesha Family Medicine provides a variety of general and specialty care services.

Cherryvale Family Medicine

Cherryvale Family Medicine offers a variety of medical services, including preventative care, wellness exams, and more.

Independence Family Medicine

Where compassion meets community, Independence Family Medicine provides a variety of medical services - with heart.

Wilson Medical Rehabilitation Center

Located next door to Get Fit 24/7, our rehab center provides physical, occupational, and speech therapies as well as athletic training services.

Get Fit 24/7 Wellness Center

Located in downtown Neodesha, our state-of-the-art fitness facility is open 24/7365 to its members and houses a variety of cardiovascular and strength training equipment.