James J. Dickson, BA, MBA

Chief Executive Officer / Administrator
Copper Queen Community Hospital

James J. Dickson is the Chief Executive Officer of Copper Queen Community Hospital, located in rural Bisbee, Arizona. As CEO for the last 17 years, he has overseen the expansion of CQCH from a struggling facility to a profitable and nationally recognized rural health care network. Dickson has led hospitals and physician groups in Illinois, Ohio, New York and California. He has spent the past 18 years working with critical-access hospitals, including the Copper Queen Community Hospital, a 14-bed acute-care center offering a full range of services. It is a Level IV Trauma Center and is considered among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationally for its innovative use of technology and access to specialty services through its telemedicine program. Mr. Dickson is the 2011 winner of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award. Dickson also recently received honors from the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association and has been twice named the Outstanding Rural Health Professional by the Arizona Rural Health Association. Dickson has served for the past six years as a member of the Arizona Hospital Association Board of Directors and is a past President of the Arizona Rural Health Care Association.