JETMORE - Dave Burkhart, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Hodgeman County Health Center is pleased to announce the selection of Phil Ginder as the new Chief Executive Officer/Administrator.
He will take over the position on June 4 from John Broberg, who has been the Interim CEO since October 2017.
Ginder’s experience includes a variety of healthcare administration positions during his 22 years of service as an Army Medical Service Officer; he currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Munson Army Health Center at Fort Leavenworth.
Ginder graduated from high school in Colorado and joined the Army as a medic shortly after.
"I sometimes joke that the Army has done everything they can to make me a Kansan", Ginder said referring to three separate postings totaling eight years in Kansas.
Other key assignments included Deputy Commander for Administration, US Army Medical Department Activity- Japan, and Chief of Clinical Operations Division, Evans Army Community Hospital.
He also earned the Bronze Star Medal for combat service in Afghanistan from 2011-2012.
During his first assignment at Fort Leavenworth, Phil was invited to a pheasant hunt in Hodgeman County.
"I’ve tried to get back every year I can make it, I even flew in from Fort Bragg in 2004," Ginder said. "The hunting is great, and the people have always been friendly and welcoming."
When he noticed the CEO/Administrator job announcement on the internet this winter, he decided to apply for the position.
He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as a board member of the Kansas Association of Health Care Executives from 2015-2017.
He holds a master’s degree in health administration from Baylor University.
Ginder and his family are excited about their transition from military life and will relocate to Jetmore from Fort Leavenworth in late May.
"We appreciate the warm welcome and have been very impressed with the support from the community during our onsite visits to Hodgeman County," Ginder said. "I look forward to being a part of the community and ensuring Hodgeman County Health Center continues to provide excellent local health care access."
Hodgeman County Health Center operates a 25-bed CAH with Emergency Room, 13-bed Long Term Care, two rural health clinics; O’Shea Memorial and Spearville Medical, and a independent living complex, Bramley Place.
For questions, please feel free to contact John Broberg, Interim CEO at Hodgeman County Health Center, 620-357-8361 extension 2205.