Sioux Center Health - CEO

The Board of Directors of Sioux Center Health announces that Cory D. Nelson has been hired to serve as the new administrator of Sioux Center Health.
Nelson most recently served as CEO of Genoa Medical Facilities in Genoa, Nebraska.
“We were blessed with many exemplary and qualified candidates. It was a thorough and challenging interview process,” said Brian Van Engen, board president of Sioux Center Health. “We received meaningful input from our medical staff, senior leaders and community members, and we’re all elated to have Cory join us as our new CEO. He’ll be an ideal person to ensure our continued success.”
Van Engen added that the search committee’s priorities focused on finding an energetic, inclusive leader who possessed rural community experience. In Nelson, he said they found a CEO who engages effectively with communities, understands the Sioux Center Health mission of service and who can provide clear vision for the future of health care.
Nelson earned his bachelor’s degree at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., and a master’s degree in public administration from The University of South Dakota. He served in several positions within the South Dakota Department of Corrections before working as the CEO of the South Dakota Human Services Center in Yankton, S.D. for a decade. He formerly served as a hospital CEO in Phoenix, and as the deputy director of Arizona’s Department of Health Services.