York General Board of Directors President Chuck Harris reported a change in top leadership at York General today with the announcement that Jim Ulrich has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer. This change will be effective October 31, 2016.
Ulrich will assume the helm following the retirement of Charles “Chuck” Schulz, who has been leading York General for the past 21 years.
Ulrich has been working in the healthcare industry for the past 28 years, is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He received his Masters of Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University and his bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College.
“Jim has a proven track record — his passion and enthusiasm for rural health care is evident in his past achievements and will be ever present in his role as Chief Executive Officer at York General,” stated Harris. “He brings the right experience to help continue to expand how York General serves our community and the surrounding area.”
Ulrich has spent the last sixteen years of his career at Community Hospital in McCook, NE, first as Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Operating Officer, and the last ten years as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to working at Community Hospital Jim worked at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital as the Director of Finance and as an Audit/Reimbursement Manager at Seim Johnson in Omaha.
Jim has served the community of McCook and the health care industry including the McCook Economic Development Corporation, McCook Chamber of Commerce, Nebraska Hospital Association, Heartland Health Alliance, and the Nebraska Healthcare Financial Management Association.
“Being selected to lead York General is an honor" said Ulrich. "As a thriving, successful organization full of potential, York General provides a wonderful opportunity. I look forward to working with York General's Board of Directors, the York Medical Clinic physicians, community leaders, staff and others.”
About York General: York General is a community, not-for- profit, multi-facility organization. For over 100 years York General has provided high quality patient/resident care, a broad range of services and a strong commitment to York and the surrounding communities through the dedicated efforts of caregivers and support staff.