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Allen Van Driel

Allen Van Driel
Chief Executive Officer
Smith County Memorial Hospital
Smith Center, KS

Board member since 2012


About Allen Van Driel

Allen Van Driel, FACHE is the Chief Executive Officer of Smith County Memorial Hospital and Long Term Care in Smith Center, Kansas. Prior to joining SCMH, he served in a variety of healthcare related positions for more than 30 years. Those positions included Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer positions in three Critical Access Hospitals in Nebraska. Earlier, he served in clinical positions in Respiratory Care in Nebraska and Colorado. Additionally, he has more than 30 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services, most of it as a volunteer. He has served as a clinical adjunct faculty member for education programs in Respiratory Care, EMS, and Nurse Anesthesia.

Mr. Van Driel has served in leadership roles in state and national healthcare organizations, including the American Hospital Association, the Nebraska Hospital Association, the Nebraska Rural Health Association, National Rural Health Association, and the Nebraska and Colorado Associations for Respiratory Care.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for six years as a linguist, including assignments on a combat reconnaissance aircrew. Mr. Van Driel holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He and his wife, Donna, have three adult children.



About Smith County Memorial Hospital

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Smith County Memorial Hospital is a 25 bed not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital with an attached 28 bed Long Term Care unit and a Rural Health Clinic, located in Smith Center, KS.

The hospital was opened June 7, 1951, and on December 12, 1971, the Long Term Care Unit was completed.

In 2004, construction was completed of the Gardner Wellness & Physical Therapy Center, the newest addition of the hospital. This addition has provided much needed space for the Physical Therapy department as well as provided space for Cardiac Rehabilitation and a pool to provide aquatic therapy.

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