Board of Trustees

Governing Management, Direction and Long-Range Planning

Kearney County Health Services Leadership & Responsibilities

Kearney County Health Services is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Kearney County Board of Supervisors, in accordance with the Bylaws of the Kearney County Board of Trustees and the Laws of the State of Nebraska. The KCHS Board of Trustees are primarily responsible for the management, direction and long-range planning; approval of operating and capital improvement budgets and expenditures; appointment of qualified medical staff; and ensuring the quality of patient care.

The KCHS Board of Trustees is responsible for selecting a qualified healthcare administrator (Chief Executive Officer) who shall be its direct executive representative in the management of KCHS. The administrator shall have authority and responsibility for the management of KCHS, subject to such limitations as may be imposed by the Board of Trustees.

The KCHS Board of Trustees meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at Noon in the Functional Health Center Conference Room.

KCHS Board of Trustees

  • AJ Dahlgren, Chairman
  • Stephen Olson, Secretary
  • Jeff Hanson, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
  • Dick McBride
  • Sam Stadler
  • Brent Stewart, County Board of Supervisors Representative

AJ Dahlgren, Chairman

Career:
Business Owner, Integrity Construction, LLC

How long have you been on the Board?
I joined the Board in April 2022

What made you want to be a part of the KCHS Board?
As a lifelong resident and longtime area business owner, I see the value KCHS adds to our community in both health services and employment. I am joining at a time when healthcare providers are rapidly expanding their services and facilities. I am hopeful my experience in the industry will provide a positive impact for the organization.

Stephen Olson, Secretary

Career:
Agriculturist

How long have you been on the Board?
I joined the Board of Trustees in 2017.

What made you want to be a part of the KCHS Board?
KCHS has served me and my family for several generations. I know how important it is to our community.  I want to see that KCHS continues to serve the community and the surrounding area.

Dick McBride

Career:
Former owner of the John Deere Dealership in Minden, NE.

How long have you been on the Board?
I joined the Board of Trustees in 2015.

What made you want to be a part of the KCHS Board?
Kearney County Health Services is important to the residents of Kearney County. My goal is to support KCHS’s mission of providing essential healthcare to its community by serving on the Board of Trustees.

 

 

Jeffrey Hanson, Pharm.D, RP

Career:
I have held various positions within the industry, including Home Health, Specialty Compounding Pharmacy, Long Term Care Pharmacy, Pharmacy Consulting, and Industry research. Currently, my wife, Tami, and I are owner and operators of L.T. Pedley Drug in Minden. We have owned Pedley’s and lived in Minden since 1999.

How long have you been on the Board?
I have been on Kearney County Health Services Board of Trustees since 2009.

What made you want to be a part of the KCHS Board?
When I was asked to consider being on KCHS Board of Trustees it was at a time of much flux in the healthcare community of Kearney County. Many challenges faced the facility and Kearney County as a whole. With my experience and knowledge of healthcare along with affection for my community, I decided to accept a position as a board member in 2009. I have not regretted it. I have learned much and contributed where I could to the many obstacles, decisions, and celebrations along the way. I am very proud of KCHS and the facility it has become. Every single employee, board member, citizen, patient and patron should be proud and feel ownership. I look forward to our future.

Sam Stadler

Career:
Agriculturist

How long have you been on the Board?
I joined the Board of Trustees in 2018.

What made you want to be a part of the KCHS Board?
I was honored to be asked to be on the Board of Trustees. I feel the people who work at Kearney County Health Services are all phenomenal . We have always had the finest doctors, nurses, staff, and administrators at this facility. I’m proud to be a part of it.

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Contact

Address: 727 East 1st Street
Minden, NE 68959

Phone: 308-832-3400

Email: info@kchs.org

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