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Who is GPHA?

Great Plains Health Alliance is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization of leased, managed and affiliated hospitals in Kansas and Nebraska. Since it was formed in 1950, GPHA has been committed to rural health care and the management of rural hospitals.  Now one of the oldest and largest not-for-profit management systems in the nation, GPHA has developed into a comprehensive organization offering a variety of services, personnel, expertise, resource-sharing and opportunities.

Our Network

Working Together for a Healthier Tomorrow

We believe in working together to find new, innovative solutions to issues community hospitals face every day. Staff from GPHA hospitals meet routinely at GPHA sponsored events. This allows participants to share ideas and gain new perspectives. They are a great opportunity to promote networking and mutual support among hospitals.

“GPHA has long been and continues to be an invaluable asset to the growth and sustainability of our organization.”

– Johnathan Durrett, CEO
Fredonia Regional Hospital
Our Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Honesty, Consistency, Leadership

Displaying and practicing the values of honesty, consistency, truthfulness, leadership and stewardship. Operating our facilities with integrity and respect following all laws, rules and regulations. Valuing those we work with and honoring their dedication, commitment and passion to serve others. Recognizing and valuing diversity through equal treatment, fair dealing and recognition and acceptance of people with other backgrounds and values.

GPHA Staff

Our Team of Experts Ready to Help

Curt Colson

Curt Colson

President & Chief Executive Office

Jason Barb

Jason Barb

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Tana Sells

Tana Sells

Chief Information Officer

Michael Ruggiero

Michael Ruggiero

Vice President for Regional Operations

Leslie Lacy

Leslie Lacy

Vice President for Regional Operations

J.H. Seitz

J.H. Seitz

Vice President for Regional Operations

Sara Calhoun

Sara Calhoun

Vice President for Reimbursement

Brenda Olson

Brenda Olson

Vice President for Health Information Management

Deb Weaver

Deb Weaver

Vice President for Fiscal Services

Darin Walk

Darin Walk

Vice President for Information Systems

Kerry Kellerman

Kerry Kellerman

Network Manager

GPHA Board Members

Committed to Ensuring the Future of Health Care

Dave Dellasega
President/Secretary and CEO

Dave is the President of Great Plains Health Alliance. He became President April 1, 2013.

John Terrill
First Vice President

John is a Trust Officer at Smith County State Bank in Smith Center, Kansas. He is a previous Hospital Administrator of the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Smith Center. He has been on the GPHA Board for 12 years.

Steve Carlson
Treasurer

Steve a farmer/rancher from Minneapolis, Kansas. He serves as a member of the Ottawa County Health Center Board of Trustees. He has been on the GPHA Board for 31 years.

Dr. Barbara Brown
Board Member

Dr. Brown is a practicing physician in Osborne, Kansas. She has been on the Board for 8 years.

Arthur Hendrickson
Board Member

Art is an Independent Contractor with the Grainbelt Risk Management LLC in Logan, Kansas. He previously served on the Phillips County Hospital Board of Trustees.

Charles Westin
Chairperson

Chuck is a retired Hospital Administrator serving as CEO of the Republic County Hospital, Belleville, KS from 1990 to 1999. At the 5/22/18 GPHA Board Meeting, he was approved for the Board membership. He was elected Chairperson in 2021.

Roger John
Board Member

President and CEO Great Plains Health Alliance for 23 years; Chairman Kansas Hospital Association Board of Directors 2007; Recipient, along with Jackie John, of the Charles S. Billings Award for distinguished service and outstanding contribution to the field of Healthcare in Kansas.

Open Positions

There are currently five vacancies on the GPHA Board as of August 2021.