A Joplin native who’s known for her work both at Mercy and within the community is being recognized once again by a national health care publication.
For the second year in a row, Shelly Hunter is one of 130 women honored by Becker's Hospital Review as an executive at a U.S. hospital or health system who has established herself as a successful leader within the continuously evolving health care industry. In addition, the publication named her to its list of “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” earlier this year.
Hunter was named chief financial officers of Mercy Health Joplin/Kansas in December 2009. She is responsible for general accounting, patient business services, financial and statistical reporting and compliance functions at five hospitals in the Southwest Missouri-Kansas region.
Hunter is a lifelong resident of Joplin and active in the community. She serves on the board of the Joplin Family Y and Bright Futures USA, as a member of the Joplin Rotary and a volunteer ally for the Circles Organization. She has an MBA from Pittsburgh State University.
“We’re pleased to see Shelly Hunter recognized for the great work she does for Mercy Joplin,” said Gary Pulsipher, president of Mercy Hospital Joplin. “She has proven to be a critical part of the Joplin team. Her work guiding us through the rebuilding process and the financial leadership she provides throughout the year is critical to our success. We’re so proud that she is part of our team.”
Leaders on the list were selected based on editorial judgment and discretion of members of the Becker's editorial team, who evaluated leaders for their management and leadership skills and career accomplishments, and also read through and considered a number of nominations.