BROKEN BOW—A congratulations and a thank you are in order for Michael Steckler. He is retiring after 32 years, having served as CEO for the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center (JMMMMC) in Broken Bow.
Steckler has seen firsthand numerous changes to the health care industry over the last 32 years, from impressive expansion projects to new technology. However, he says that the “big thing” continues to be the programs, the services, and the people are what grow the level of care patients receive.
“$30-$40 million worth of building projects and modern technology have been purchased in that time frame and you know, the thing I’m proudest of–we have no debt,” Steckler said.
Steckler felt that using a business-type thought process improved the medical center’s ability to grow and serve efficiently. With zero debt to worry about, Steckler is confident as JMMMMC moves forward
In a recent interview with KCNI/KBBN, Steckler shared that the current Melham project is about two thirds complete. The public is invited to become shareholders for $25 and attend the annual meeting on Tuesday, January 9 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room A.
Mike Steckler thanked his board members Don Cantrell, John Smith, Joyce Richardson, Mike Flint, and Michael Borders for their service and for working since July to find a replacement CEO. Veronica Schmidt will begin on January 15.