Ray Brownsworth

Chief Executive Officer


Ray Brownsworth began serving as CEO at Van Buren County Hospital in July 2014. He started in healthcare in 1987 and most recently served as CEO of the George E. Weems Memorial Hospital in Apalachicola, Florida and the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney, Iowa.

Ray has also served on the Iowa Task Force on Disaster Surge Capacity, Iowa’s Early Access Council for Children, the Iowa Hospital Association, District F Chairperson and the Iowa Regional Alliance Sustainability Committee.

Ray has 6 children of which his daughter, Sarah (14), and his 2 stepsons, Adam (17) and Luke Hames (16), live at home. His other children Chris (34), Victoria (21) and Courtney (20) live in Iowa. Ray enjoys the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.