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Tanner Wealand Announced As McPherson Center For Health CEO


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McPHERSON, Kan. (July 1, 2024) — McPherson Hospital is pleased to announce the naming of Tanner Wealand as President and Chief Executive Officer. Wealand replaces Lewis Newberry in this role.

Wealand joined the leadership team at the hospital in March of 2023 as Chief Financial Officer.

He came to McPherson from Hutchinson Regional Medical Center where he served as System Financial Controller, overseeing financial operations for the hospital and health system affiliates.

Prior to Hutchinson, Wealand served as Chief Financial Officer for Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center, Kansas, Financial Controller for Memorial Health System in Abilene, Kansas, and in other financial leadership positions in the business sector prior to the transition to healthcare.

Wealand has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Washburn University in Topeka.

In addition to his corporate experience, Wealand currently serves as a Medical Service Corps officer in the Air Force Reserve out of McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. He is also active in the Sunflower (Kansas) Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association Board of Directors, currently serving as Past President and Treasurer.

Wealand has lived in Kansas for most of his life, growing up in Topeka. He met his wife Beth, who is from Clay Center, at Washburn University. They have two sons ages 12 and 10, and a daughter who is 6.

McPherson Hospital Board of Trustees President Chet Lang said, “Tanner’s dedication, leadership, and strategic vision make him a perfect fit to lead our hospital into the future. The Board is excited with all that Tanner brings to the hospital and we have full confidence in his abilities to continue our commitment to provide superior patient care to our community.”

Wealand commented, “It is my honor and privilege to have been offered this position at this exceptional facility. During my time here at McPherson Hospital, the staff engagement and community support have exceeded all expectations. I feel confident in my success in this role and the hospital’s bright future because of the strong Board, providers, leadership team, and amazing staff we currently have in place. I look forward to the amazing things we will accomplish for our patients and continue fulfilling our mission to provide superior healthcare and exceptional service for each person, every time.”

Wealand will begin serving as CEO Monday, July 1, 2024.