Kerry Noble, was appointed as the CEO for Great Bend Regional Hospital in April of 2016. Noble has more than 40 years’ experience in the financial management and healthcare industries, including 30 years as CEO for various proprietary, public, and physician-owned hospitals across the Midwest.
“I have been working alongside Great Bend Regional Hospital since 2011 on several projects,” Noble says. “With the help of the leadership team at the hospital, I am looking forward to enhancing our operations and facilitating growth opportunities in the future.”
Noble earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Arkansas State University, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He and his wife, Anna, of 45 years have two adult children and four grandchildren.
Tim Latimer is the Chief Financial Officer at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Tim has been with the hospital since September, 2012. Previous to that he served as Controller at a hospital in Wichita, Kansas for ten years. With over 25 years of accounting experience both in financial organizations and healthcare, Tim enjoys being able to indirectly contribute to quality patient care. Tim graduated from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas with a major in Accounting and successfully completed the Uniform Certified Public Accountants exam.
Tim and his wife Stacy are the proud parents of three boys that are all currently attending college.
Maryann Keener, RN, BSN currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Ms. Keener is a 2005 graduate of Wichita State University having earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and is a member of Theta Sigma Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing.
Ms. Keener previously served as a Charge Nurse on the Medical and Surgical Telemetry Units at Wesley Medical Center. Ms. Keener joined Great Bend Regional Hospital in 2008 and has served in multiple Nursing positions including perioperative, ICU and ER staff nurse. Most recently, Ms. Keener served as the Risk Manager and ER/ICU Supervisor.
Ms. Keener’s focus as the Interim Chief Nursing Officer includes a continued commitment to quality, safety and a positive patient experience via an increased emphasis on the continued promotion of a positive work environment and enhanced employee satisfaction.
Ms. Keener resides in Great Bend with her husband Dr. Charles Keener. They have four grown children and one granddaughter, Julia.