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Daniel Michael Couch, American healthcare executive.


Couch, Daniel Michael was born on July 1, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Arthur Daniel and Helen Margret (Kreamer) Couch.


Bachelor of Science in Business, Indiana University, 1958. Master of Business Administration, Butler University, 1977.


Field examiner Indiana State Board Accounts, Indianapolis, 1959-1961. Controller Community Hospital, Anderson, 1961-1967. Field representative American Hospital Association, Chicago, 1967-1968.

Treasurer/controller Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indianapolis, 1968-1971. Associate administrator Winona Memorial Hospital, 1971-1978. President Huntington (Indiana) Memorial Hospital, 1978-1980.

Deputy executive director Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, 1980-1999. Chief Financial Officer Health Care Foundation Greater Kansas City, 2005—2007. Board directors National Public Health and Hospital Institute, Washington, 1987-1990, chairman, 1989.

1st lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1958-1967.


Board dirs, member executive committee Labor-Management Council, Kansas City, Missouri, 1982—2006, co-Chairman, 1991—1997. Board directors Greater Kansas City Mental Health Foundation, 1984—1993, president, 1992—1993. Board directors Kansas City Care Center, since 1990, treasurer, 1999—2008.

Board directors Resource Development Institute, Kansas City, 1998—2005, president, 2002—2004. Board directors Visiting Nurse Home Care Services, 1991—1998, chairman, 1993—1998. Board directors The Greater Kansas City Healthcare Foundation, 2003—2005, since 2009, Support Knights of Columbus, 2008—2009.

Fellow American College Healthcare Executives (life fellow, nominating committee 1995-1999). Member American Hospital Association (house of deals and Regional Policy Board 7 1989-1992, governing council section metropolitan hospitals 1990-1993, chairman 1993), National Association Public Hospitals (board directors 1981-1999, chairman 1989), Kansas City Area Hospital Association (board directors 1990-1996), Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (various committees 1985-1999), Healthcare Finance Management Association (advanced), Kansas City Care Network (board directors 1995-1999, president 1995-1999), Family Health Partners (board directors 1995-1999), Masons, Rotary.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, bowling, reading.


Married Marilee Hermon, September 12, 1958. Children: Laura Ann, Mark Allen, Kristina Lynn, Michelle Louise, Daniel Michael Junior.