Hospital announces interim CEO

Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services has announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed Sean Wolfe as Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective March 27, 2024. This decision is part of the hospital’s ongoing commitment to ensuring effective leadership during this transitional period. It also allows Jennifer Brown, who has been serving as Interim CEO following the departure of our previous CEO, to resume her duties as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Wolfe will assume administrative responsibilities for the hospital, Prairie Pines Lodge, Western Community Health Resources, and Legend Buttes Health Services.

Sean Wolfe is the current CFO at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska, and looks forward to helping Chadron during this time of transition as the Hospital fills its executive vacancies. He is originally from South central Nebraska and attended Chadron State for his accounting education. Following college, he worked in public accounting for nearly five years before becoming the controller, and eventually CFO, of the hospital in McCook, where he has been for over 15 years. Community Hospital in McCook has helped other hospitals in the region during times of transition and has long included in its mission the philosophy that, for the healthcare industry in rural America to be strong, we must be willing to assist each other whenever possible. These partnerships are beneficial for both facilities involved as ideas and best practices can be shared and valuable relationships are built.

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In his role as Interim CEO, Mr. Wolfe will oversee all aspects of Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services operations, working closely with our dedicated team to maintain the highest standards of patient care, safety, and satisfaction. He will also collaborate with the hospital’s Board of Trustees and Leadership Team to ensure continuity and stability during this transition. He will also maintain his status as CFO at Community Hospital in McCook.

“We are confident that Mr. Wolfe’s leadership will guide us through this interim period with integrity and excellence,” said Curt Plooster, Board of Trustees President. “His commitment to our mission, vision, and values, combined with his track record of success, makes Sean an ideal choice to lead our organization during this time.”

Mr. Wolfe expressed enthusiasm for the opportunity, stating, “I am honored to serve as Interim CEO of Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services, and am committed to building upon the hospital’s exceptional patient care and service to the community. Together with the dedicated staff and leadership team, I am confident that we will continue to deliver high-quality healthcare to those we serve.”

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