Great Plain Regional Hires New CFO

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb., has hired Krystal Claymore to fill the role of chief financial officer.
Aug. 23, 2011 - PRLog -- A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 11 years of senior leadership experience,  Krystal Claymore will assume her new duties at Great Plains Regional on September 19, 2011.

“Krystal has a proven track record of enhancing both financial performance and new service line development at several organizations similar to ours. She brings the precise blend of skill set and experience to position Great Plains Regional Medical Center for even greater success as we continue our pattern of steady growth,” said Great Plains Regional CEO Greg Nielsen.

Prior to joining Great Plains Regional, Claymore served as vice president/CFO at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, Ill. Her career has included executive leadership positions at St. Joseph’s Hospital & Health Center, a Catholic Health Initiatives facility in Dickinson, N.D., and University Medical Center El Paso in El Paso, Texas. She completed a master’s of accountancy degree at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., and is a certified public accountant and certified healthcare financial planner.

“Great Plains Regional was looking for a collaborative leader with the ability to provide fresh ideas for financial performance improvement, as well as the skill to implement these initiatives across the organization,” according to Mark Madden, practice leader, vice president of senior executive search for B. E. Smith, the leadership solutions firm who conducted the nationwide CFO search for Great Plains Regional. “Krystal was an obvious choice to suit their needs.”

About Great Plains Regional Medical Center: Founded in 1975, Great Plains Regional Medical Center is a progressive acute care facility providing medical and healthcare services to western Nebraska, southern South Dakota and northern Kansas. Its 86 physicians specialize in 35 areas of medicine, offering a wide range of services including inpatient and outpatient services, a cancer center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, physical and occupational therapy, a wound care center and a 24-hour, trauma-ready emergency department. For more information, visit

About B. E. Smith: Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers. B. E. Smith’s comprehensive suite of services includes Interim Healthcare Leadership, Permanent Executive Placements and Consulting Solutions. The company is comprised of veteran healthcare leaders who partner with each client to create solutions that uniquely fit their needs. B. E. Smith, the No. 1 ranked executive search firm by Modern Healthcare, maintains one of the largest databases of skilled healthcare leadership and interim executive candidates in the industry and recently placed more than 600 total leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 877-802-4593.

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A leading provider of Healthcare Interim Leadership, Permanent Executive Placements and Consulting. B. E. Smith recently placed over 600 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 877.802.4593.
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