Paul Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Thayer County Health Services has resigned. The Board of Trustees accepted Edward’s resignation on April 26, 2021. Edwards joined Thayer County Health Services in June 2020 and during that timeframe has placed an emphasis on hardwiring communication and enhancing the services TCHS provides.
“The Board of Trustees thanks Mr. Edwards for this past year of service to TCHS. We have every confidence that our strong and solid staff will continue to fulfill our mission to provide our patients and community with high-quality care,” said Karen Else, TCHS Board President.
CHI Health and TCHS will begin to actively recruit a CEO to continue TCHS’s momentum, build on its strengths, and provide leadership for the entire TCHS team. This process will take time, so your patience is appreciated. When looking for a new CEO, it is important to not only hire someone with the right administration skills but also one that is a good fit for the organization as a whole and one that will build on the amazing things happening at TCHS. Until then, CHI Health has secured Scott Cook to serve as the interim CEO who will work with management and staff during this transition period.
Scott has had a wide variety of health care and leadership-related experience over the past 16 years. He is currently employed with CHI Health as the Network Development Consultant for the Omaha and CAH Link Networks. Prior to his current role, he served the CHI Health system as an administrative fellow working closely with the CHI Health Executive Leadership Team for 2 years. Scott obtained his undergraduate and Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Iowa. He and his wife live in Omaha while his wife obtains her medical degree from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. Scott will commute to Hebron as he serves as Interim President and CEO of TCHS. TCHS has had a contract with CHI Health for many years for management services and over that time, CHI Health has become an important resource for TCHS.
The entire staff at TCHS remains committed to providing the local communities with exceptional, patient-centered healthcare. Although members of the leadership staff may be changing, TCHS remains committed to meeting the healthcare needs of Thayer County and the surrounding communities.