HaysMed Administrative Team
President/Chief Executive Officer
Edward Herrman serves as President/Chief Executive Officer of Hays Medical Center. Previously, he served as the president of INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, Oklahoma. Mr. Herrman received a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Oklahoma City University and a master of business administration/healthcare administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
He served on the board of directors for numerous community organizations in Enid, including United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma, Northwest Oklahoma Blood Institute, Denny Price YMCA, Vance Development Authority and Enid High Education Council. Mr. Herrman is past-president of the Oklahoma Organization for Nurse Executives, and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Harms is responsible for the Finance, Materials Management and Health Information Management departments. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado and a Masters of Business Administration in Operations Management and E-Commerce from Regis University in Denver. Involvement in both professional and community activities include the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American Institute for Certified Public Accounts, Boy Scouts and local arts councils.
Mr. Harms has 27 years experience in healthcare with a broad background in healthcare finance that lends in-depth insight and expertise to our organization.
Chief Legal Officer/Corporate Compliance Officer
As Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Applequist is responsible for providing and directing legal services for the Corporation. As the Corporate Compliance Officer, she is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the Corporation’s Compliance Program.
Prior to joining the Corporation in January of 1996, Ms. Applequist was an attorney in private practice. She graduated from Fort Hays State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a minor in French, and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law. Ms. Applequist is a member of the American Health Lawyers’ Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, Health Care Compliance Association, Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys, Kansas Bar Association, and the Ellis County Bar Association (Past Treasurer).
Terry J. Siek
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care
Terry J. Siek, MSN, RN is the Chief Nursing Officer at Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS. In 24 years at HMC, he has been a staff nurse, charge nurse, house supervisor, nursing orientation instructor, director of special projects, and director of education. In his role Mr. Siek is responsible for all aspects of nursing care at the medical center including inpatient, outpatient and clinics. He also works with the pastoral care department and Hospice.
He graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1991 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2002. He is board certified in Nursing Administration and a member of the Kansas Organization of Nurse Leaders.
Shae C. Veach
Vice President Regional Operations & Marketing
Shae C. Veach, is the Vice President of Regional Operations at Hays Medical Center. He also serves as the Network Director for the Northwest Kansas Critical Access Hospital Health Alliance. Mr. Veach will oversee the outreach strategies for the Northwest Kansas Health Alliance, the 23 Critical Access Hospitals. He will also be responsible for the Marketing and Communications departments at Hays Med.
Shae comes to Hays Med from the Stanton County Hospital and Long Term Care Unit in Johnson, Kansas where he has served as the CEO/Administrator since 2003. He comes to HaysMed with vast experience in strategic planning, staff development, hospital service line expansion and enhancement, quality oversight and marketing and community relations. Shae earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Emporia State University in Emporia. He has served as the President, Vice President and Secretary for the Pioneer Health Network; Chair/Vice Chair of the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) District Representative Committee; and President, Vice President and Member of the Stanton County Recreation. He is currently the Chairperson for the KHA Policy and Advocacy Group, Committee Member of the KHA Strategic Planning Committee and Board Member for Associated Purchasing Service.
Heather Harris is the Medical Director at Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS. She was born and raised in Garden City, KS and completed her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University. She attended osteopathic medical school in Des Moines, IA and completed her family practice residency in Botsford, MI. She relocated to Hays in 2003 with her husband to become closer to family, the K-State wildcats, and to begin working at Hays Family Medicine. Her free time is spent with her family.
Dr. Harris’s special interests in her practice are women’ health and child and adolescent medicine.