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MainSource announces new chief credit officer

DAYTON — Archie Brown Jr., president and CEO for MainSource Bank, is pleased to announce that Chris Bower has been named chief credit officer for the bank effective Nov. 1.

The current chief credit officer, Bill Goodwin, has communicated his plans to retire from MainSource Bank effective April 30, 2017. Brower will work with Goodwin, gradually transitioning duties from Goodwin until his retirement next year. Brower is currently a Commercial Banking regional president for the company.

With more than 23 years of banking experience, Brower provides expertise in commercial banking, mortgage lending, retail branch management, and business banking leadership. Chris joined MainSource Bank in 2009 and has served in several commercial banking and management roles. He has also played a significant role in the company’s growth and expansion into the Cincinnati area, offering ideas and strategies that have been very important to the continued success of the strategy there.

Brower stated, “I am honored to take on this prominent role at MainSource. To be part of such a strong, community-focused financial institution is truly rewarding.”

“I am very pleased to have Chris take on this very important role in our company. I have been able to work with Chris for the last seven years and I value his leadership, wisdom and judgment,” Brown said. “Chris’s temperament, experience and deep industry knowledge will serve him well in his new role as our next chief credit officer.”

MVH honored for services

DAYTON — For the 21st consecutive year, Miami Valley Hospital has earned a Consumer Choice Award for excellence in health care. The honor was announced by National Research Corporation, an independent research firm based in Lincoln, Neb. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that health care consumers believe have the highest quality and reputation, as well as the best doctors and nurses.

The Consumer Choice Award was first awarded in 1996. MVH has earned the honor each year since and is only one of 32 hospitals across the country to hold this esteemed record.

“It’s humbling to receive this vote of confidence for 21 years in a row. To have it come from our neighbors makes it that much more meaningful to all of us — doctors, nurses, employees and volunteers,” said Mark Shaker, president of Miami Valley Hospital.

National Research surveys more than 300,000 households in the contiguous 48 states and the District of Columbia. Hospitals named by consumers are analyzed and ranked based on geographic areas defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. A complete list of winners can be found at