Great Plains Regional Medical Center Hires New CNO

February 13, 2013

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Great Plains Regional Medical Center (GPRMC) in North Platte, Neb., has hired Tadd Greenfield as Chief Nursing Officer. A seasoned healthcare executive, Greenfield will assume his new duties at GPRMC on March 11th.

“Tadd brings a proven track record of leading clinical initiatives and a strong focus on quality patient outcomes,” said Greg Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer, Great Plains Regional Medical Center. “His collaborative leadership style and commitment to providing superior patient care will be a great asset to our organization and the community.”

Prior to joining GPRMC, Greenfield served as Chief Nursing Officer for Banner Health Community Hospital in Torrington, Wyo. He led all clinical departments in addition to environmental services, risk/quality, infection prevention and supply chain. Greenfield also served as director of patient care services at Banner Health Washakie Medical Center in Worland, Wyo.

“Great Plains Regional Medical Center was seeking a CNO with demonstrated success in nursing leadership and program growth,” said Teresa Collins, Vice President of Executive Search for B. E. Smith, the leadership solutions firm who conducted the nationwide CNO search. “Tadd’s experience and leadership style was an ideal match.”

Greenfield earned a master’s degree in health care administration from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn. and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.

About Great Plains Regional Medical Center:
Great Plains Regional Medical Center (GPRMC) is a non-profit regional medical center that offers a comprehensive range of services including cancer care, general and specialty surgical services, women’s services, a free standing imaging center, behavioral health services and a hospitalist program. GPRMC is the only level III trauma center in west central Nebraska. For more information, visit

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare leadership solutions firm and the top-ranked provider of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Consulting Solutions. Veteran healthcare leaders and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 600 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and the largest database of skilled senior-level nursing executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit or call 855-254-8261.