Greeley County Health Services would like to announce the hiring of a new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Burke Kline. Kline’s first day was Monday, December 5th. Kline will function as the CEO of Greeley County Health Services while being an employee of Quorum Health Resources. GCHS has partnered with QHR since 2010 to provide the CEO leadership and other management oversight. Kline and his family are in the midst of relocating to Tribune and are eager to join the community.
“We are looking forward to becoming an intricate and active part of the community. I hope to help Greeley County be the best that it can be,” Kline said.
Born and raised in Nebraska, Kline earned his Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University and is currently finishing his Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from Walden University.
“We want to welcome Kline and his family to our community. We think that he has the experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to be a part of our hospital’s growth and continued success,” Steve Mangan, Board Chair said.
Kline has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, primarily working at Pawnee County Memorial Hospital and Rural Health Clinic (PCMH), located in Pawnee City, NE, in a number of managerial roles and as Associate Administrator. In addition to his administrative roles, Kline also has front-line healthcare experience working as a certified nurse aide in the Long Term Care setting early in his career.
In addition to his healthcare experience, Kline served as a Senior Road Deputy, K-9 Handler, SWAT team leader and Commander of the Major Crimes Unit for the Gage County Sheriff’s Office.
In his time as Associate Administrator at PCMH, Kline prides himself on his driving operational efficiency and continuous quality of care for patients. Among his achievements, he was able to increase market share and bring much needed service lines to PCMH to meet the needs of that community.
“Through my career, I have been very committed to providing quality and accessible healthcare while continuously improving patient satisfaction,” Kline said.
Kline’s vision for GCHS is to increase needed service lines, increase patient volumes as well as increase financial growth, stability, and sustainability.
“I say that we need to focus on what is important and success reveals itself. I believe that if you take care of your team; hard work and determination pays off,” Kline said.
Kline and his wife, Andrea, have been married for eight years and have two daughters: Ellie, age 7, and Katelyn, age 5. In his spare time, Kline enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, and watching Nebraska football.