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Interim Administrator Named At Palo Alto County Health System

By Staff | Dec 22, 2016


Chris Harff will serve as the Interim Administrator at Palo Alto County Health System (PACHS), overseeing operations until a new administrator is named. Chris is currently the Vice President of Network Development at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa in Mason City. As Vice President of Network Development, Chris manages the eight network hospitals as well as various other responsibilities at Mercy. She is familiar with PACHS since part of her duties have been to visit each of the eight network hospitals twice a month.

“I am happy to work with the Palo Alto County Health System team during this transition period”, commented Chris. “Palo Alto County Health System is an amazing organization with a great leadership team and engaged staff. In addition, we have a modern, well-equipped medical center here. I have been watching the construction project over the last several months and am excited to have the new service areas in place. The physical therapy gymnasium is open and has more room and privacy. The new aquatic therapy pool has been very busy and a great asset for the hospital. We are getting ready to transition to the new Emergency Room sometime this January. It is all very exciting to see as we complete each area.”

Chris will be on-site at Palo Alto County Health System three days a week until a new administrator is hired.