Kearny County Hospital Welcomes Emily Dilley, MBA, HSL as New CEO

Judd WeilSeptember 13, 2021

Kearny County Hospital recently announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Emily Dilley, who officially began her leadership role on Sept. 8.


“We are thrilled that Emily Dilley has accepted the Board of Trustees’ offer to lead our KCH family,” said

David Hofmeister, current hospital CEO. “It was a rigorous executive recruiting process, and our Board

and leadership team worked diligently to find the right person. We thoroughly evaluated a roster of over

30 highly experienced candidates – all exceptional applicants who were qualified for the hospital CEO

position. It was Emily’s unique experience and qualifications that brought her to the top of the list of

contenders. In a field of excellence, Emily ranked the highest. With her shared vision for innovation in

rural health, we are proud to present her as the next CEO of Kearny County Hospital, and we welcome

her aboard.”


Dilley brings a decade of experience strengthening both the financial and patient care profiles of rural

hospital systems. Most recently, she served in various leadership roles over the past nine years at Prairie

Ridge Health in Columbus, Wisconsin. She has led community health needs assessments and strategic

initiatives for rural hospital systems, as well as marketing, fundraising, securing grants and other efforts

to grow and strengthen rural health opportunities.


“With her background in rural health initiatives and her deep understanding of the needs of rural

communities, Emily is the right fit to lead Kearny County Hospital,” said Betty Greer, chairperson of the

hospital’s Board of Trustees. “We are thrilled to bring in someone with her experience to help keep our

community healthy, well and thriving – and continue to build on our vision for the future of KCH.”


Dilley and her family have spent the last decade in the rural Merrimac, Wisconsin community where her

husband was born and raised. They treasure the small-town charm of rural life, as well as all aspects of

developing relationships and building a sense of community.


With an in-depth understanding of the issues that can challenge the health of rural communities, Dilley

previously served as the lead for multiple advanced practice and allied health rural clinical training

programs, as well as for Project CLEAN (Community Leaders Eliminating the Abuse of Narcotics) and the

Opioid Task Force in Columbia County, Wisconsin. She is quick-thinking and innovative in her approach

to finding solutions

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