Edward Clayton

Ed-Clayton_CompressedEdward J. Clayton is the Chief Executive Officer at Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC). Clayton began his career at PCRMC in 2001 as the Controller of the accounting department. In 2006, he was promoted to the Administrative Director of Finance, and in 2010 he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Clayton was appointed to Chief Operating Officer in 2015. On January 1, 2016 Clayton assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Clayton holds a BS degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a MBA from Webster University. Clayton is also registered with the state of Illinois as a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to his career at PCRMC, Clayton worked with Olive LLP, a consulting and accounting services firm in Indiana, with clients in various healthcare specialties including hospitals, homecare agencies and nursing facilities.

Clayton is an active member of Healthcare Finance Management Association, a board member of the Rolla Regional Economic Commission, a board member for Your Community Health Center, and serves on various committees associated with the Missouri Hospital Association.