Chadron Hospital CEO Resigns, CFO Named Interim CEO

Nathan Hough and Jennifer Brown

      Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services CEO Nathan Hough has resigned, effective next Friday, to pursue a new opportunity closer to family.

     The Chadron Community Board of Trustees has named CFO Jennifer Brown as interim CEO and will begin a search for a permanent CEO shortly.

       Haugh came to Chadron in May 2020 and under his leadership the hospital achieved higher patient satisfaction scores which has led to multiple awards, including ranking in the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation.

      Chadron Community also expanded or upgraded facilities and equipment under Haugh while adding many new providers and services as well.

     Board President Curt Plooster says the board “sincerely” thanks Hough for his contribution and for “laying the foundation for the next phase of growth and care for our community and surrounding areas.”

      Plooster says they remain focused on Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services reaching its full potential and will work to ensure the search process and transition to Hough’s successor are smooth.

      Hough says it’s been “a great honor” to work with Chadron Community’s patients, community, Board, and team over the past 3 years and that he wants to thank everyone that has helped to make it a top critical access hospital. 

     He adds that he looks forward to closely following the future success of Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services and wishes the Board and the entire team “all the best.”

     Nathan Hough began his health care career as a physical therapist, but had served in multiple administrative roles, including CEO of 3 facilities in Wyoming, when he came to Chadron in May 2020 

       Jennifer Brown is a 2000 graduate of Chadron State College and spent 17 years as a CPA and manager with FALCO and its successor GLR before being named CFO of Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services in April 2017.