Palo Alto County Health System (PACHS) welcomes new Interim Administrator, Chuck Kelch of Clarion.
Chuck comes to PACHS with 25 years of healthcare operations and management experience. He most recently severed as the Chief Financial Officer for Unity Point Health-Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge.
Prior to his role in Ft. Dodge, Chuck served in senior leadership roles with the Mason City Ambulatory Surgery Center, Humboldt County Memorial Hospital and Pocahontas Community Hospital.
Chuck received his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas in San Antonio and his Masters of Business Administration from Iowa State University. He also served in the United States Air Force prior to entering the healthcare field.
Chuck commented, "I was excited to be asked to come to Emmetsburg to serve as an Interim CEO at Palo Alto County Health System. I think this is a beautiful facility and I am impressed with the friendly caring staff. I look forward to working with the Board, Medical Staff and Leadership Team at PACHS."
Kris Ausborn, President of the Palo Alto County Hospital Board of Trustees commented, "We are pleased to have such an experienced, accomplished candidate to serve as an Interim CEO. We look forward to working with Chuck and welcome him to PACHS."