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Lind named CEO of Ogallala Community Hospital


OGALLALA, Neb. (April 2, 2012) -– Sharon Lind has been named the new chief executive officer at Ogallala Community Hospital, effective Monday, April 2, announced Jim Ferando, Western Region president for Banner Health.

“Sharon brings to this role a compelling vision for how Ogallala Community Hospital will shape the future of health care in western Nebraska,” Ferando said. “We are confident that this goal will be achieved through her leadership.”

Lind, who comes to Ogallala from Great Bend, Kan., where she served as CEO at Central Kansas Medical Center, brings to Banner Health a diverse business background in the health care, banking and retail industries. Her healthc are leadership background includes 12 years of experience working with a large health care system and critical access hospital environments. In addition to her most recent CEO role, Lind served as chief financial officer at Arrowhead Community Hospital in Glendale, Ariz., and Memorial Health Center in Sidney, Neb.

 “I am most impressed with how the medical group, leadership team, and staff at Ogallala Community Hospital have made great strides in providing quality health care services to the community,” Lind said. “We have the opportunity, as part of Banner Health, to further advance the level of care provided in our rural community through innovative technology and collaboration with sister-facilities. It will be an honor to serve as the CEO of OCH and take the organization to an even higher performance level.” 

Lind earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Neb. and a Master of Business Administration from Regis University in Denver. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and recently passed the Board of Governors exam to earn the Fellowship status with ACHE.

She and husband Jerry look forward to settling into the Ogallala community with their two sons.  As a family they enjoy outdoor activities, motorcycling and golf.

About Banner Health
Phoenix-based Banner Health is one of the largest, not-for-profit health care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care hospitals, long term care centers and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care services, a nursing registry and home medical equipment services in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.



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