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Tonasket, WA, September 1, 2017– North Valley Hospital District Board announced yesterday, at the August 31st board meeting that Ken Archer is to assume responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer on September 1, 2017.

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Ken Archer brings over 30 years of healthcare management and leadership experience working as a CEO of Critical Access Hospitals with Long Term Care facilities. He is deeply committed to working together with the Board of Commissioners, medical staff, and hospital district employees to ensure the delivery of high-quality care and service to the community.

Archer’s main core accomplishments include service and operational excellence, communication, and community involvement. Highlighted skills include: strategic planning, relationship and team building, business development and provider collaborations. His background also encompasses extensive Lean Six Sigma Healthcare training, Recruitment technique training, and Governing Board & Management Working Relationship training.

“It is my responsibility to help everyone understand how the pieces of the organization fit together. As a team we must brainstorm for ideas and support the problem solving process… The organization grows when the employees grow.”– Ken Archer, CEO

Archer comes to Tonasket from Kemmerer, Wyoming, where he served as the CEO of South Lincoln Medical Center and as interim CEO of Crook County Medical Services District. Prior to that he served as the Administrator of Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Science from St. Cloud State University in 1981 and is near completion of his M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration from Western Governors University.

Ron O’Halloran, who will exit the Interim CEO position on September 1, expressed confidence in the board’s choice at several internal leadership and all-staff meetings. “I think that Ken’s style will be to support the hospital and the employees and will be a great asset to this community,” said O’Halloran. “We have a great team that he’s coming into.”


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