December 29, 2017
NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital’s Board of Trustees has hired Gina Frack to be the new chief executive officer, effective Dec. 23, 2017. Frack has served in the interim CEO position since the end of June 2017. She joined the Norton County Hospital team as chief operating officer in October 2015, after serving as administrator of the Norton County Health Department and Home Health Services for 18 years.
Frack pursued undergraduate studies from Kearney State College, now the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and her RN from Central Community College in Grand Island, Nebraska. After working as a nurse in various capacities in southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas, she obtained a bachelor's degree in health care management from Bellevue University in Nebraska.
Frack has a passion for rural health and preserving a rural way of life. She has been invited to speak, present and serve on committees for numerous organizations, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). She has advocated for rural health issues in such places as Washington, D.C.; Arlington, Virginia; and many places in Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. She has also led national webinars for NACCHO. She enjoys speaking on her passion of rural places and the people who live there.
“It is truly an honor to be in this position,” Frack said. “Norton County has a long-standing history of providing health care to meet the needs of our county and surrounding area. I am excited to work with the communities we serve, all the hospital staff and board to meet the ever-changing demands of health care.”