August 6, 2014 - Jon Ness
Chief Executive Officer, Kootenai Health
Jon Ness has served as CEO of Kootenai Health since 2010. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer of Billings Clinic—the largest healthcare system in Montana. Jon has nearly 30 years’ experience as a healthcare executive and has led organizations in Virginia, North Dakota, Montana and Idaho. He serves on several local and regional boards, including VHA Pacific Northwest, North Idaho Rural Health Consortium, Jobs Plus, Idaho Hospital Association and the Idaho Hospital Association’s Legislative Affairs Committee. Jon is also a member of the Coeur d’Alene 2030 Community Advisory Committee. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Dakota State University and spent two years in the Peace Corps in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific.