Kerry Noble, an experienced hospital administration professional, has been appointed the new chief executive officer for Great Bend Regional Hospital. Noble has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial management and health-care industries, including 30 years as CEO for various proprietary, public, and physician-owned hospitals across the Midwest.
Noble takes the reins from CEO Brent Hanson, who resigned on April 4. He and his family will be moving to Houston, Texas, where he has accepted a position as CEO for another health-care facility.
“I have been working alongside Great Bend Regional Hospital since 2011 on several projects,” Noble said. “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.
Great Bend Regional Hospital (www.gbregional.com) is a state-of-the-art 33-bed physician owned hospital.