CEO Welcome Letter

Jimmie W. Hansel, PhD, CEO

The greatest opportunity one can receive is being given the honor of service to your community. I am proud to have been given the role of leading Garden County Health Services (GCHS), a health care institution with a long and proud heritage and a future directed towards growth.  GCHS was founded with a vision to serve the needs of the community, and I look forward to continuing that tradition.  It is my goal to enhance the trust and confidence of the patients we serve.

GCHS has been blessed with a community that recognizes the need to support their local hospital, clinic, nursing home and assisted living center, and they understand that the success of GCHS helps assure success of the community, both economically and with an eye towards future viability.

The healthcare environment today is constantly changing.  I am committed to working with our GCHS team to manage that change in a positive fashion whether it is advances in technology, a changing culture within the workforce,  or the sweeping change of Federal Health Care reform.   In accomplishing this we will live up to our motto of  ‘Neighbors caring For Neighbors.’

My vision is simple: To build and maintain the trust, confidence, reliability and access that our patients seek.  While accomplishing this goal GCHS must remain financially viable during what are the most challenging healthcare and economic times in our nation’s history.  Increased insurance costs, decreased reimbursements and a critically short supply of trained professional staff all contribute to this problem.  By working closely with the citizens we serve, the medical staff, our hospital team and by providing quality information for our Board of Directors to utilize in planning and decision making, it is my goal to not only provide the highest quality care but to maintain and improve GCHS’s economic viability.

I believe the future for Garden County Health Services is a vision of growth and progress, and to that end I will strive to assure a strong healthcare foundation.

Again, I feel distinctly privileged and honored to be the leader of the Garden County Health Services team. My focus is simple: Provide a culture and team that are motivated to providing quality care with a dedication to service excellence…every time, with every touch.

Jimmie W. Hansel, PhD, CEO