CCH Foundation announces new executive director

COLUMBUS, Neb. -- There's a new face at the top of the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation. Cori Fullner has accepted the position of executive director, effective July 1, 2021.

With more than 27 years of professional experience in the health care management field, Fullner has served as the practice manager for Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic since 2016.

She also has held similar office management and leadership roles at Wiggles & Giggles Therapy for Kids™, Occupational Health Services and Columbus Family Practice. In the early 2000s, she served as medical staff coordinator for CCH, in which position she was responsible for coordinating the process of credentialing, providing quality data management, enrolling providers and managing hospital compliance with accreditation and regulatory requirements.   

“I am very pleased to have Cori as our new executive director of the CCH Foundation,” said Mike Hansen, president and CEO of CCH. “She has done tremendous work over the years in a multitude of positions at CCH. I’m confident she will do a great job and look forward to working with her.”

Originally from Humphrey, Fullner and her husband, Rick, have lived in Columbus since 1994. She is the mother of three adult sons — Reid, Cole and Cade. 

“Cori brings a great level of commitment and enthusiasm for CCH to the position, which will help her continue the mission of the Foundation,” said Bob Irby, chairman of the Foundation board.

Fullner will take over for Carol Keller, who will retire in June. Keller has served as the executive director for the CCH Foundation since 2009 and will remain to assist with the transition.

“I want to thank Carol for her 12 years of service as our Foundation executive director,” Hansen said. “We appreciate the job she has done over those years and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”

The Foundation was created in 2002 to raise and manage donations exclusively for the hospital. 

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