Vice President, Health System Services
Carol leads the Bryan Health rural division, which includes the Heartland Health Alliance, Bryan Critical Access Hospital (CAH) network, rural consulting services, managed rural hospitals and owned rural hospital. She is also responsible for physician services including physician recruitment, physician medical education, physician workflow consulting; and performance excellence/lean.
Carol has an extensive background in health care finance with over 20 years of experience. In addition to her role at Bryan, Carol is involved in the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). She has served as a board of director for both organizations and is currently national board chair elect of HFMA. Carol is the recipient of various high distinction awards including the HFMA Muncie Gold Merit Outstanding Service Award and Founders Medal of Honor Award, among others.
Before becoming vice president of health system services at Bryan, Carol served as president and CEO of Crete Area Medical Center for six years. Carol earned her master of public health in hospital administration and credential of advanced studies in health services administration (ISP) in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Carol has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.