DeFreece Named President Of CHI Health St. Mary’s

NEBRASKA CITY – Dr. Dan DeFreece has accepted the position of president of CHI Health St. Mary’s in Nebraska City.
A board certified family physician on the St. Mary’s medical staff and at Nebraska City Medical Clinic since 1996, Dr. DeFreece has been serving as St. Mary’s interim president since May 2018.

“Dr. DeFreece’s leadership ability as well as dedication to the Nebraska City community make him a perfect fit,” said Deb Goldsmith, president of Regional Operations for CHI Health. His appointment takes effect immediately.

A native of Tecumseh, Dr. DeFreece received his undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, and his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City and Wichita. He completed a residency in family practice at the Lincoln Medical Education Foundation, and he is currently pursuing an MBA.

In addition to the American and Nebraska Medical Associations and Academies of Family Physicians, Dr. DeFreece is a member of the American Association for Physician Leaders and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He and his wife Kay have three children: Jameson, Leah and Addison. In his free time, Dr. DeFreece enjoys traveling and outdoor activities with his family.

CHI Health St. Mary’s has served Nebraska City and the surrounding areas since 1927. Guided by its Catholic heritage of healing ministry, St. Mary’s goal is to provide its friends and neighbors with compassionate, quality medical care close to the comforts of home. In the fall of 2014, St. Mary’s opened the doors of a new, fully modernized facility. The new 110,000-square-foot campus is better equipped to meet the needs of the community with an increased capacity for specialty clinics and an integrated primary care clinic.

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