Director of Surgery Becomes Next Chief Nursing Officer

Molly Herzberg, RN BSN CNOR, Director of Surgical Services at Community Hospital has been named the next Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at the facility.

“I am excited about this opportunity to become involved in promoting what Community Hospital has to offer,” Molly said. “The hospital is a very progressive place to work. I look forward to serving on the administrative team which truly is looking out for the best interest of our community and our area. Our hospital has always been very supportive and innovative with what’s going on in healthcare and how we as a rural community can have opportunities and access to the latest services and technology. We stay on top of everything, including legislation. I think we are very fortunate. It’s a wonderful place to work,” she added.

Serving in the nursing profession for 23 years, Molly began her career as a nurse aide, became a licensed practical nurse and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1998. She has spent her entire career in rural healthcare.

Molly has worked at Community Hospital for the past 17 years, serving as the Director of Surgical Services for the last 12 years. During her time as the director of surgery, she managed the departments of surgery education, perioperative services, post anesthesia recovery, pain management, endoscopy and sterile processing.

In her new position, Molly has the responsibility to provide leadership for those who report directly to her including: Director of Inpatient Services, Director of Emergency Department & Mother/Baby Services, Director of Support Services, Director of Pharmacy and Director of Surgical Services. She will also serve as a member of the administrative council, along with Troy Bruntz, President & CEO; Karen Kliment Thompson, Vice President of Ancillary Services; Lori Beeby, Vice President Support Services and Sean Wolfe, Chief Finance Officer.

“Our administrative team is very excited to have Molly join us,” Bruntz said. “Molly has worked hard over the years taking on challenge after challenge personally and professionally all the time working towards a position like this one. It is great to be able to promote from within for this role. Molly knows and already lives our culture and values and understands our systems and processes. We will be working hard now to transition not only this role to Molly but the role she will be leaving in the surgery department,” he concluded.

In her time at Community Hospital, Molly has served as a core team member of DNV internal audit team, the Just Culture initiative and is a coach for TeamSTEPPS. Molly is co-chair of the western region for the Nebraska Action Coalition and is a member of the Nebraska International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management chapter.

She has one daughter who will graduate in May and will be attending the Nursing Program at Fort Hays State University this fall. Molly enjoys spending time outdoors and at the local lakes in the summer. Her hobbies include watching high school, college or professional football.