Geary Community Hospital

Margaret Grismer Selected as the new Interim Chief Executive Officer

3 Feb 2022 Announcements

Junction City, KS – Geary Community Hospital Board of Trustees has selected Margaret Grismer as the new Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Geary Community Hospital.

Margaret Grismer
Margaret Grismer, RN,BSN
Interim CEO
Mrs. Grismer, Derby, KS, previously served as the Interim CEO at Russel Regional Hospital, Hillsboro Community Hospital, Sumner County and CEO at Kiowa District Hospital. She has served as Vice-President of Business Development and External Affairs with an Oklahoma based Healthcare Management & Consulting firm. Mrs. Grismer is a veteran of the US Navy and US Public Health Service. She was a Navy nurse and nurse practitioner and retired after 24 years mostly serving in the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Health Services Administrator. She has more than 25 years of health executive experience including leadership roles in community hospitals.

“She has a proven track record in building trust and teamwork among leadership, working well with employed and partnering physicians, improving operating margins, increasing employee satisfaction, and ensuring each patient receives the highest quality of care. The board is confident she has the vision and passion to take Geary Community Hospital to the next level in delivering the best patient care.” Theresa Bramlage, GCH Board of Trustees, Chair.

“I approach healthcare leadership from the eyes of a care giver and clinician. Being a Kansan native, my passion is serving our rural communities in the delivery of ‘hometown personalized care’. My immediate goal will be to secure a clear vision of a sustainable healthcare path forward to deliver top quality care by local dedicated staff.” Margaret Grismer, Interim CEO, Geary Community Hospital.

Mrs. Grismer has a Master’s from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a Bachelor of Science from Bethel University, MN.

“As a seasoned executive, Mrs. Grismer brings not only impressive experience, but also a new and energizing vision to Geary Community Hospital”, said Thomas Craig, M.D, Chief of Staff at Geary Community Hospital. “Her extensive experience and operational management in community hospitals will help build up our foundation and allow us to continue to serve our community. The board clearly made an excellent choice.”