HaysMed Administrative Team
John H. Jeter, MD
President/Chief Executive Officer
About Dr. Jeter
John H. Jeter, M.D. serves as President/Chief Executive Officer of the Hays Medical Center. Previously, he served as Vice President for Medical Services and, before holding that position, was a physician in private practice. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Systematics and Ecology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and his M.D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, and completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
Dr. Jeter completed his Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado in July, 1997 and in 2003 was named its outstanding alumnus. Dr. Jeter is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Kansas Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians, the Kansas Medical Society and the American College of Physician Executives. He currently serves as a director on the University of Kansas Alumni Association national chapter, the KU Biodiversity Institute and previously was the chairperson of the Kansas Hospital Association.
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.
Bryce A. Young
Chief Operating Officer
Bryce Young serves as Chief Operating Officer. He has held this position since June, 2004 and is responsible for the nursing, pastoral care, pulmonary medicine, hospice, pharmacy and inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy departments. Prior to assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer, he served as the Vice President of Cardiovascular Services where his primary responsibilities included the formalization, growth, and development of the Michael E. DeBakey Heart Institute of Kansas, the Corporation’s cardiovascular program.
He coordinates the efforts of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and cardiovascular-related departments. Before joining the Corporation, Mr. Young served on the executive management staff of Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, Kansas as Director of Managed Care and Reimbursement. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and his Masters of Science in Health Administration from the University of Colorado. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Kansas Association of Healthcare Executives.
Vice President of Human Resources
D. Bruce Whittington serves as Vice President of Human Resources. He has been employed by the Corporation since October 1996. His management responsibilities include benefits, salary and compensation, payroll processing, employee relations, and human resource policies and procedures.
Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Whittington was a human resource professional in for-profit healthcare. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters degree in Human Resources in December 1992. He is a member of the Society of Human Resource Managers and the Kansas Healthcare Human Resource Association.
Terry J. Siek
Chief Nursing Officer
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.
In House Counsel/Corporate Compliance Officer
As In-House Counsel, 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 (Board Member), Kansas Bar Association, and the Ellis County Bar Association (Past Treasurer).