Emmett C. Schuster
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Schuster joined Gibson General Hospital in 2007 as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Before coming to Gibson General, he served as interim CEO at Weiser Memorial Hospital in Weiser, Idaho. With more than 20 years experience in healthcare executive management, Mr. Schuster has led hospitals and nursing homes in Indiana, Idaho, Kansas, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.
In addition to his healthcare leadership experience, Mr. Schuster served 32 years in the U.S. Army, in active and reserve duty, retiring in 2009 as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves.
He holds a bachelor's degree in entomology from Texas Tech University and a master's in health services administration from the University of Kansas. Mr. Schuster is a CEO Circle Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
James R. Childers, FHFMA
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Jim joined Gibson General Hospital as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in May 2016. With more than 32 years of experience in senior leadership in healthcare finance, Mr. Childers has been a senior manager in hospitals in Tennessee, Washington, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.
He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of New Mexico, and is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, where he also holds distinction as a Certified Healthcare Professional.