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

  • Dick McBride, President
  • Clark Abrahamson, Secretary
  • Jeff Hanson, R.Ph.
  • Steve Olson
  • Sam Stadler
  • Brent Stewart, County Board of Supervisors Representative

Dick McBride, President

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.

 

 

Clark Abrahamson, Secretary

Career:
Retired Agriculturist

How long have you been on the Board?
I joined the Board of Trustees in 1998.

What made you want to be a part of the KCHS Board?
I was previously on the Rural Fire Board and during that time all patients were taken to larger hospitals. I joined the Board of Trustees because I wanted to better Kearney County Health Services while supporting our community.

 

 

Jeff Hanson, Pharm.D, RP

Career
Owner and operator of L.T. Pedley Drug in Minden, NE.

How long have you been on the Board?
I joined the Board of Trustees in 2006.

What made you want to be a part of the KCHS Board?
When I joined the the 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. I felt my experience and knowledge of healthcare along with my affection for the community made me a great candidate for the Board. 

Steve Olson

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Fri 03

Dr. Hinze Podiatry Clinic

December 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 03

Dr. Birthi Pain Management Clinic

December 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 05

Mobile MRI

December 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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