President & Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
VP, General Counsel
VP, Ancillary & Support Services
VP, Practice Management
CEO, Community Hospital & Northwest Surgical Hospital
Chief Accounting Officer
Debbie Kearns, RN, serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Community Hospital and Northwest Surgical Hospital at Healthcare Partners, LLC. Kearns responsibilities include overall operations, leadership and direction of strategy and growth. She is a member of the Executive Management Team of Healthcare Partners Investments, LLC. With more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare nursing and hospital administration, Kearns has led organizations to achieve clinical and financial success throughout her career. She is experienced in financial and clinical operational performance, strategic planning and program development. As CEO, Kearns was instrumental in planning, design, development and opening Healthcare Partners newest hospital location.
Prior to joining HPI, she served as the Chief Nursing Officer of Oklahoma Heart Hospital, opening Oklahoma’s first all-digital heart hospital. Additionally, she served as the Cardiac Clinical Director of critical care for Integris Health. Kearns has served as a part time professor at Southern Nazarene University, where she shared her expertise in hospital leadership and healthcare finance to students in the Healthcare MBA program. Kearns has led organizations to achieve national recognition for clinical outcomes and quality care. Organizations under her leadership have achieved the Guardian Award for customer satisfaction and the Beacon Award for Clinical Excellence. Kearns was instrumental in Community Hospital’s achievement as Oklahoma’s only Blue Distinction Center for Spine and Total Joint Surgery awarded to hospitals with proven expertise in delivering specialty care. Recently Community Hospital achieved recognition as one of only four hospitals in the state to receive a five star rating from CMS.
Kearns holds a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare degree and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Southern Nazarene University and an Associate Degree in Nursing from Oklahoma City Community College. She is a member of American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of Operating Room Nurses and Oklahoma Organization of Nurse Executives.
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Stacy Scheffler serves as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Healthcare Partners Investments, LLC . His experience includes over 25 years in public accounting and healthcare financial management. He has spent much of his career focused on healthcare auditing, financial consulting, and strategic healthcare financial management. Mr. Scheffler oversees the financial operations of HPI and its consolidated subsidiaries and managed companies.
Prior to Joining HPI, Mr. Scheffler spent numerous years with public accounting firms providing healthcare auditing and financial advisory services. He also served in various financial roles with Mercy Health System Oklahoma. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for a 277 licensed bed subsidiary hospital of the publicly traded Universal Health Services, Inc.
Mr. Scheffler is a native of Oklahoma and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as a board member of CASA of Oklahoma County that provides court appointed representation for abused and neglected children.