President/Chief Executive Officer
Faith Regional Health Services
Responsible to the Board of Directors of Faith Regional Health Services (FRHS) and the patients and communities of Northeast Nebraska. FRHS includes a 200-bed acute care hospital, 100-bed long-term care and rehabilitation center and a hospital sponsored medical clinic with approximately 50 providers. Managed the successful implementation of a comprehensive electronic medical record solution throughout FRHS including computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and connectivity to the hospital sponsored medical clinic electronic medical record. Among first ten percent of hospitals nationwide to achieve comprehensive implementation and meaningful use. Successfully completed a million five-story bed tower building project on time and under budget. The project included new intensive care, medical/surgical, orthopedic, obstetrics and pediatric nursing units as well as a new kitchen, cafeteria and healing gardens. The design facilitated and supports a paperless environment and nursing at the bedside. Established physician integration as a core board strategy and successfully implemented the strategy through the restructuring and growth of Faith Regional Physician Services, a hospital sponsored medical clinic, electronic medical record integration, and the creation of a primary care network within the primary service area. Created and developed a Northeast Nebraska Hospital System through formal affiliation agreements with Tilden Community Hospital, Niobrara Valley Hospital and West Holt Medical Services; the development of system services/resources and home office cost reporting. Developed/expanded FRHS service lines to include sports medicine, occupational medicine, neuroscience services, pain management, vein ablation services, advanced wound care, retail pharmacy, and employee health and wellness.