WAUSAU, Wis. – North Central Health Care (NCHC) and the North Central Community Services Program (NCCSP) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Mort McBain as the organization’s interim executive director effective April 1, 2022. The appointment of McBain follows the resignation of Jill Meschke, interim chief executive and chief financial officer. The NCCP Board of Directors will continue discussions regarding the recruitment of a permanent Executive Director.
McBain’s 33 years of experience in county leadership roles, including 21 years as Marathon County Administrator, provide a solid foundation for his leadership of NCHC. During his tenure as county administrator, he oversaw the improvement of library facilities, the creation of a combined county-wide 9-1-1 dispatch system, the implementation of forensic alternatives and a capital improvement program to update various county facilities. McBain holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Sociology from Idaho State University.
“I have great confidence in Mort’s ability to lead the organization as we continue our recruiting efforts. His previous experience in county government and his familiarity with our tri-county service model will help ensure a smooth leadership transition,” says Kurt Gibbs, chairman of the NCCSP board. “I am grateful to the employees of NCHC and their continued commitment to the NCHC mission and the patients and residents we serve in Marathon, Langlade and Lincoln counties.
As interim CEO, McBain will be responsible for overseeing administrative functions while ensuring an ongoing commitment to patient care, quality and safety.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the organization during this time of transition.shared Mort McBain. “I look forward to meeting the employees and stakeholders of North Central Health Care and working together to continue to provide compassionate, high-quality care to individuals and families with mental health, recovery and care needs. qualified nurses.”
The NCHC currently operates the Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill, in addition to its other facilities and services.