Schuster Named Interim CEO At Pender Community Hospital, Search Continues

Schuster Named Interim CEO At Pender Community Hospital, Search Continues
Shane Schuster. Courtesy of Pender Community Hospital.

PENDER – Officials at Pender Community Hospital have named an interim CEO.

According to a release from PCH, Shane Schuster will be stepping into the role as interim chief executive officer while the search for a permanent CEO continues. Schuster is the current ancillary services director.

Schuster says he is honored to be chosen by the Pender Community Hospital Board of Directors to serve as the interim CEO and looks forward to working with PCH medical providers and organization leaders to keep them moving forward.

Originally from Laurel, Nebraska, Schuster graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in Omaha. He worked as a pharmacist for 12 years before joining Pender Community Hospital as The Apothecary Shop pharmacy manager in 2014. During his tenure as manager, Schuster led the opening of two additional retail pharmacy locations and optimized revenue opportunities through the federal 340B program.

More recently, he was promoted to ancillary services director, overseeing hospital pharmacy, radiology, laboratory and rehab services, in addition to joining the administration team.

Schuster resides in Pender with his wife, Bev, who is also a pharmacist, and their two children. He’s very active in the community and volunteers on the Pender-Thurston Summer Rec Board of Directors and the Pender Booster Club. He also finds great joy helping to coach the sports teams his children are involved in. Schuster and his family are members of St. John’s Catholic Church in Pender.

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