John Roberts was appointed Executive Director of the Nebraska Rural Health Association on February 1, 2004. He has been involved in the association since its inception, and served on its board of directors for six years prior to becoming Executive Director.
“Really successful leaders truly are able to articulate a clear vision for their organization, for their hospital and for their communities.”
With over 38 years of professional experience in both healthcare and leadership development, John brings great value to rural health leaders.
“The most effective leaders have a great self-awareness of their own leadership.”
He currently serves as President of Midwest Health Consultants, Inc. a position he has held for the past 18 years. The firm has considerable expertise in the areas of healthcare administration, rural health care policy, strategic planning, association management and the implementation of hospital performance improvement activities such as the balanced scorecard, lean healthcare and values-based leadership. John also serves on the National Rural Health Association Board of Trustees.
“Effective leaders have really worked on developing. They just don’t leave it to happenstance.”
John received his designation as Lean Sigma Black Belt in 2009. He serves as a Lean Coach supporting clients through the implementation of the Lean concepts and tools in healthcare settings. John has developed leaders and managers in Lean Management concepts and tools, including the development and delivery of education and training to hospitals staff.
Prior to starting his own consulting firm, he was a lobbyist with the Nebraska Hospital Association for 12 years, was a Cancer Control Administrator with the Nebraska Department of Health and served as assistant administrator of a small rural hospital in western Nebraska for six years. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Health Services Administration and earned a Master’s Degree from Liberty University in Leadership Development.