PENDER – An individual with more than 30 years of experience in rural healthcare from the surrounding area has been hired as the next CEO at Pender Community Hospital.
According to the a release from the PCH District, Laura Gamble, RN will step into the role of CEO. She also has a wealth of administrative and nursing experience in critical access hospitals.
A native of northeast Nebraska, Gamble was most recently employed at Twelve Clans Unity Hospital in Winnebago and prior to that was Chief Executive Officer/Director of Nursing at MercyOne Oakland Hospital in Oakland.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Lincoln, as well as a certification in Healthcare Management from the Bryan School of Health Sciences in Lincoln.
Gamble has also served rural healthcare in many capacities throughout the state, including working closely with the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA), where she currently serves on the organization’s services board.
Gamble said, “I have always admired the town of Pender and the pride they take in and the support they give to their hospital. The compassionate and top-notch care given at PCH is impressive and I am very fortunate to be able to care for the people in this area.”
Gamble, who currently resides in Wayne, plans to relocate to Pender in the near future and is looking forward to getting involved in various community projects in and around the health district.
Pender Community Hospital (PCH) has been providing quality healthcare in northeast Nebraska since 1913. The 21-bed critical access hospital (CAH) was recognized by the Chartis Center for Rural Health as a Top-100 CAH for three consecutive years, from 2019-2021. PCH comprises not only the hospital but also several clinics and apothecaries, as well as Prairie Breeze Assisted Living and Little Sprouts Child Development Center.
For more information, visit pchne.org.