Chief Executive Officer
A native of Sesser, Illinois, Don is a health care operations executive with 25 years of progressive administrative leadership in the field. He earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and began his career as an allied health care practitioner working in clinical therapy and sports medicine as a Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer. He later earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Seton Hall University. Robbins has held many different roles in his career managing orthopedic facilities, surgical clinics and outpatient health care facilities in multiple states.
Mr. Robbins is excited about the future of Lawrence County Memorial Hospital as the hospital team focuses on achieving their strategic goals. Robbins states, “Our team's primary focus is to work diligently every day to bring new services to our patients and find new ways to improve the services offered to our patients in the Lawrence County area.”
Chief Financial Officer
Larry brought his financial skills to the health care field after eight years in the distribution industry. His first role was accounting manager at Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Illinois. He also served in the Finance Department at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, Illinois before accepting the CFO position at Clay County Hospital in Flora, Illinois. In December 2013, Larry joined the team at Lawrence County Memorial as Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Spour holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University. He also belongs to the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Chief Nursing Officer
Rita Garvey, RN, BSN
Rita began her career at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in 1977 - the same year she received her Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Vincennes University. Almost 13 years later, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Throughout her tenure, Rita has worked in numerous positions within the hospital. That includes a role as Emergency Department Supervisor before being promoted to Chief Nursing Officer in 2004.