CEO Greg Nielsen: Transforming Local Healthcare at Great Plains Regional Medical Center

Greg Nielsen has served as CEO of Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb., since 2009.

Prior to joining GPRMC, Mr. Nielsen served as CEO of Holy Rosary Healthcare, a hospital and long-term care facility in Miles City, Montana. He has also led Weston County Health Services in Newcastle, Wyo.

Mr. Nielsen has made several changes to GPRMC as its CEO. For instance, in partnership with the medical staff, he has grown product lines and strengthened the hospital's service offerings. For instance, the hospital became the first certified stroke center in Nebraska outside of Omaha and Lincoln.

Looking ahead, Mr. Nielsen says his hospital is well positioned to change healthcare in the area. "Great Plains has the opportunity to redefine healthcare by transforming from a focus on sick care to health care," he wrote in an article on LiveWellNebraska. "We're interested in reforming the system locally, with employers, payers and patients."

To help with that transformation, Mr. Nielsen noted his hospital's partnership with Community Hospital Corp., which "offers strategic management and consultant support and keeps us in tune with hospitals across the country," he wrote.

Mr. Nielsen holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Outside of his duties at GPRMC, he has served as treasurer of the Nebraska Hospital Association and as board president of the North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce/Economic Development Corporation.

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