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Lynette Bonar New CEO for TCRHCC

Lynette Bonar New CEO for TCRHCC
July 17
09:59 2015

Lynette Bonar, RN, MBA, BSN, has been named the new chief executive officer for Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation.

“I am committed to providing quality care. I believe we can move into the future successfully as long we continue to communicate, collaborate, and treat each other respectfully,” she said.mdSMALL

Bonar is Holtsooi (Meadow People) and born for Tl’izil’ani (Many Goats). Her maternal grandfather is T’odich’ii’nii (Bitter Water), and paternal grandfather is T’achii’nii (Red Running into the water). Her father is Kee Yazzie June of the Kaibeto June family, and her mother is Lorraine June from Churchrock NM, of the Eskeets family. She was born in NM, but grew up in Southern California.

Bonar has more than 33 years of experience in the health care field. Her experiences include 29 years of clinical experience in Skilled Nursing, Endoscopy, Labor and Delivery, Radiology Oncology, and Case Management Coordination, Surgery, Med Surgery, Home Health Hospice, and 10 years of hospital management and operation.

“I look forward to working with the entire TCRHCC team to provide outstanding quality care, excellent customer service and strong financial results,” Bonar said.

Prior to being appointed as CEO, Bonar served as TCRHCC’s Case Management Supervisor, Interim Contract Health Supervisor, and Assistant Director of Nursing from 2003 to 2009. She was then appointed to Chief of Support Services, Chief Operating Officer, and then as Associate Executive Officer from 2010 to 2014.

Bonar said she is committed to work toward making TCRHCC the premier Health Care system in Northern Arizona.

“She is very accomplished and we are very excited to have her lead the TCRHCC team,” said Tanya Riggs, Chief Human Resources.

Bonar has been a key leader in bringing numerous new health services to the greater TCRHCC Community and the Western Navajo Nation, such as the new MRI and the opening of a new three-story, 34,000 sq. ft. Outpatient Primary Care Center to expand services in Internal Medicine, Family and Same Day Appointment, OB/GYN, Pharmacy and Diabetes treatment and other clinical services.

She was also key in the introduction of two mobile primary care and dental units in the Tuba City regional service area under the HRSA Community Health Center program. These mobile units provide primary care to the Chapter Communities within TCRHCC’s regional system.

“The TCRHCC Board of Directors is pleased to have Lynette join the executive leadership team at TCRHCC,” said Christopher Curley, president of the Board of Directors of TCHRCC.

Bonar has strong hospital leadership experience and will bring much to the team, Curley added.

“We are committed to delivering high quality, viable health care locally to the communities we serve, and she encompasses the same vision,” Curley said.

Bonar also has an honorable discharge as a sergeant from the U.S. Army and served in the US Army Reserves a total of 6 years.

She succeeds Joseph Engelken, was CEO since 2005.

“There is much work to do here. The government continues to test our abilities, but I know we can adapt and that we are all dedicated to our community,” Bonar said.

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