PMC Board Of Directors Focus On Hiring Next CEO, Jim Frank To Assist In Making Smooth Transition

PMC Board Of Directors Focus On Hiring Next CEO, Jim Frank To Assist In Making Smooth Transition
Courtesy of PMC. Directors (l to r): Jodie Pulfer, Nathan Raabe, Richard Brandow (Vice President), Matthew Ley (President), Melissa Graham, Eric Knutson, Ross Hansen, PA-C.

WAYNE – Just about a week after the Providence Medical Center Board of Directors issued a resignation release for CEO Jim Frank, sat down with President of the Board, Matt Ley.

CEO of State Nebraska Bank & Trust, Ley serves as the President of the Board of Directors.

Frank has been a great leader and asset to PMC as Ley said Frank is a not a ‘coaster’ meaning he doesn’t like to coast through things and likes to have a lot going on.

“A lot of times they do try to find another set of challenges,” Ley said. “So, we kind of saw the writing on the wall a little bit. Can’t say it wasn’t still a surprise, but obviously, he felt like it was time to find a new challenge and we respect him for that.”

The resignation of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Jim Frank will be effective as of December 31, 2021.

Ley went onto praise Jim as the hospital was fairly struggling prior to his arrival having to deal with the conversion from in-patient to out-patient, how rural hospitals get paid by Medicare/Medicaid and more.

“Jim had a big background of CEO but also being CFO,” Ley added. “So, he came in and was able to get the numbers where they needed to be, do the right decisions there.”

In conversation, Frank stated he is proud of his accomplishments the past six and a half years including PMC being designated as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital for three of the past six years, Women’s Choice awards for Emergency, Outpatient and Obstetrics care and several other patient satisfaction and quality awards.

Frank has enjoyed working with the supportive PMC Board of Directors to update their facilities and equipment, getting to know PMC’s exceptional staff members and helping to build a culture of Service Excellence.

Jim Frank and his wife, Dulce, have greatly enjoyed being part of the community and meeting so many area residents.

Ley has not gone through the process of hiring a new CEO but will be getting some input from past board members.

“Have a head of HR and she’s great and she’s going to get us bunch of names and kind of whittle it down,” Ley added. “Then the executive committee of the board will kind of whittle it down again and then the full board will really make the decision when we see some semifinalists.”

According to the ‘Board of Directors’ section of, the PMC Board of Directors is committed to providing the very best health care in a setting close to home. Whether you are a patient or a visitor, they want your experience with them to be pleasant.

The group continues to especially be proud of their medical staff and all of the employees of PMC, as they aim to treat each individual with dignity and respect. The highly trained employees strive to exceed the expectations of those PMC serves.

When asked what his next plans were, Frank responded with, “our short-term plans are to pursue a business venture back in South Dakota near our hometown.”

As the PMC Board of Directors lead the search for the new CEO, Frank will do everything he can in assisting a smooth transition for Providence Medical Center.