Chief Executive Officer
Emily Dilley, MBA, HSL
In September 2021, after a nationwide search, the Kearny County Hospital Board of Trustees installed Emily Dilley, MBA, HSL as Chief Executive Officer. Before joining KCH, Emily held various leadership roles with Prairie Ridge Health, a rural hospital system in Columbus, Wisconsin.
Emily draws from a decade of experience in rural health. Her ability to build relationships and focus on an engaged and empowered team that keeps patient and community needs at the center of their actions has allowed her to grow in her experiences as a leader. Emily has led community health needs assessments and strategic initiatives, as well as clinical rotation programs, marketing, fundraising, securing grants and other efforts to grow and strengthen both the patient care and financial profiles of rural hospitals.
She earned her MBA in Health Systems Leadership from Edgewood College, in Madison, Wisconsin, after completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Viterbo University in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.
Emily looks forward to continuing her involvement in health and education-centered causes in the Kearny County community as well as other community programs and initiatives. In addition to being an avid runner, she played soccer while in college and has coached and led soccer organizations. She and her husband, Shawn, along with their children, Telynn and Beckett, enjoy pursuing creative outlets and spending time outdoors, including hiking, hunting and a variety of sports.
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Chief Nursing Officer
Robin Allaman, MSN, BSN, RN
Robin began her nursing journey at Kearny County Hospital while studying nursing at Garden City Community College. After a 30+ year career as a registered nurse, Robin returned to her nursing roots in Lakin to assume KCH’s Chief Nursing Officer position. Robin has over 20 years of leadership experience in nursing and earned her Master’s in Nursing Leadership from Tabor College. Most recently, Robin served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services for Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas, where she led all nursing and patient care divisions. As CNO at Kearny County Hospital, Robin oversees patient care, as well as fiscal, operational and administrative responsibilities for all KCH nursing departments. Robin collaborates closely with KCH medical staff and the clinical leadership team at KCH’s High Plains Retirement Village. She enjoys traveling with her husband and has two grown children who also live in southwest Kansas.
Director of Nursing for Long-Term Care and Assisted Living
Mary Chipley, RN
Mary Chipley was raised and continues to live right here in Deerfield, KS. She received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Garden City Community College, but Mary’s nursing career began when she was in high school. At 15 years old, Mary became a Certified Nursing Assistant and began working at Kearny County Hospital’s High Plains Retirement Village. After completing her first year of nursing school, Mary became a Licensed Practical Nurse, advanced to Charge Nurse and then ultimately to Registered Nurse. She has experience in guiding patients in surgery, assisting with mental health needs, and supporting individuals with disabilities. Mary’s career path has repeatedly led her back to KCH, where she is a strong advocate for patient, resident and elderly rights as well as the culture change in aging services.
Chief Financial Officer
Marley Koons was named chief financial officer at Kearny County Hospital in 2018, after two years of serving as KCH’s assistant CFO. Marley is a strong finance professional with an MBA in Accounting from Friends University and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Kansas State University. Before coming to Lakin, Koons was employed with KCoe Isom and Pioneer Electric in senior accounting and administrative roles. Marley and her husband, who is a Lakin native, were excited to return home to raise their children in a rural setting. In addition to her work with KCH, Marley serves as a member of the Kearny County Community Foundation and is active with the Religious Education Committee at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. She especially enjoys being involved in as many of her children’s activities as possible.
Chief of Staff
Drew Miller, MD, FAAFP
Dr. Drew Miller, Chief of Staff, has been a physician at Kearny County Hospital since 2010. A board-certified practitioner of family medicine, Drew has extensive experience in areas ranging from obstetrics to dermatology, and procedures like endoscopies, joint injections and vasectomies. Drew graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency in Wichita. He was named the 2021 Family Physician of the Year by the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians for being an exemplary role model and his “compassionate, comprehensive and caring” approach, as well as his professional excellence and involvement in community affairs. In addition, Dr. Miller was also named a Boundary Breaker by the American Academy of Family Physicians for 2021 recognizing his contribution as a physician in empowering change for family medicine. Dr. Miller is married with four children. He coaches local kids’ sports teams and is active in his church. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing the piano.
Clinic Operations Manager
Lacey Mollel, BA, CRCHP
As a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional, Lacey Mollel oversees all aspects of Kearny County Hospital’s rural health, specialty and outreach clinics. Lacey’s passion is addressing barriers to care, and she has been instrumental in implementing several grants and initiatives at KCH surrounding maternal/child health outcomes, access to mental health services, and initiatives to encourage engagement in the healthcare system among people of diverse backgrounds. Lacey has been with Kearny County Hospital since 2014. Before KCH, she worked with the Ashland Health Center and Community Hospital in Anderson, Indiana. A graduate of Anderson University, Lacey uses her social sciences background to look at systems analytically and find implementable changes to address the needs of the most vulnerable in the community. When Lacey is not working, she enjoys family time with her four children and her husband.
Tony joined Kearny County Hospital in 2019, bringing over 20 years of IT experience and 5 years of leadership and technology skills from his time serving in the U.S. Army. Previously, he lived and worked in Beloit, Kansas, where he served in a variety of IT roles at AGCO. Tony attended Fort Hays State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in network security in 2016. He also participated in Leadership Mitchell County through the Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita, Kansas, honing his ability to serve as a leader in his career. Today, Tony invigorates the KCH team with his energy, passion and desire to foster a positive work environment where technology can be leveraged for positive change within the hospital and the community. In his free time, Tony enjoys coaching youth baseball and football teams and spending time with his wife and children, looking for their next destination to explore in the U.S.
Human Resources Director
Laci Williams was born and raised right here in Lakin. She began her career with Kearny County Hospital in 2006 working in the payroll department, and now serves as Human Resources Director for the hospital. Before coming to KCH, Laci worked as an accountant clerk in the shipping department with Tyson Foods. Laci received her associate degree from Garden City Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Friends University. Laci has two children, and in her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, doing yard work, and traveling.