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Fred is a Kansas native and graduated from Fort Hays State University with a BA in Communications and moved to Hays in “1972” after working in retail and the insurance industry he entered health care in “1980” as the Vice President of Human Resources at St. Anthony Hospital which later became known as Hays Medical Center at which time Fred was promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations. In “1994” Fred moved to Hill City, Kansas where he began working as the Chief Executive Officer for Graham County Hospital and completed his Masters in Healthcare Management through Century University..  After serving in the capacity of CEO for 12 years Fred moved to Minden and became the Chief Executive Officer for Kearney County Health Services.

Fred enjoys playing tennis and he and his wife Jean enjoy visiting their four children, two of which live in Nebraska. He also likes to visit his two sisters also living in Nebraska.  Fred has also become a real Husker football fan.   


As the Chief Executive Officer , Fred has the primary responsibility for administration, planning and operations of Kearney County Health Services  including Kearney County Hospital, Minden Medical Clinic, Long Term Care and HinterLong Living. Fred also serves as a board member of the Kearney County Medical Foundation.


Our mission is to support and improve the health of the community, provide high quality healthcare services in a cost effective manner that recognizes the psychosocial, spiritual, physical, and cultural values of the individual.


Our vision is to be the health care provider of choice, the employer of choice, and a leader in the health and well-being of our communities.  This vision will be accomplished by recruiting and retaining team members who support the mission, values, and vision of Kearney County Health Services.  Those we serve will receive the right care at the right time in the right environment.  By utilizing our resources, both human and material, to the best of our ability, we will fulfill our vision of being the employer and provider of choice for medical, acute, long term care, and assisted living services for the residents of Kearney County and its service area.    


We value the psychosocial, spiritual, physical and cultural values of those we serve and those of our healthcare team members.  We value a culture of growth, teamwork, and respect for each other.  We value each team member’s and community member’s contribution to Kearney County Health Services as we focus on the individual needs of those we serve.