On April 4, the board of directors for Great Bend Regional Hospital received the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Brent Hanson. He and his family will be moving to Houston, Texas where he has accepted a position as CEO for another healthcare facility.
Kerry Noble, an experienced hospital administration professional, has been appointed the new CEO for Great Bend Regional Hospital. Noble has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial management and healthcare industries, including 30 years as CEO for various proprietary, public, and physician-owned hospitals across the Midwest.
“I have been working alongside Great Bend Regional Hospital since 2011 on several projects,” Noble says. “With the help of the leadership team at the hospital, I am looking forward to enhancing our operations and facilitating growth opportunities in the future.”
Noble earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Arkansas State University, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He and his wife, Anna, of 45 years have two adult children and four grandchildren.