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Robert Bruce Ohlen

Robert Bruce Ohlen, American hospital executive. Named Young Alumnus of Year, Dakota Wesleyan University, l979.


  • Ohlen, Robert Bruce was born on February 26, 1943 in Pipestone, Minnesota, United States. Son of Virgil Robert Ohlen and Mildred Loraine (Thiele) Skogmo.

  • Education

    • Student, University South Dakota, 1963. Bachelor of Science, Dakota Wesleyan University, 1965. Master of Health Administration, Washington University, St. Louis, 1968.


    • Administrator intern Anoka (Minnesota) State Hospital, 1965-1966. Administrative resident Hillsborough County Division Hospitals, Tampa, Florida, 1967-1968, assistant administrator, 1968-1974. Associate director Halifax Hospital Medical Center, Daytona Beach, 1974-1979.

      Chief executive officer Lawrence (Kansas) Memorial Hospital, since 1979.


    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The Gospel of Christ is the message that can lead one to salvation. It shows the essential steps that one must take to secure the goal that God wishes all to attain.

    Denomination: Methodist


    A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.


    Chairman campaign drive United Way, Lawrence, l984, board directors, l985-88. Board directors Kaw Valley council Girl Scouts United States of America, l983-89, Lawrence Hidden Valley Committee, Inc., l985-88. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives, Royal Society Health.

    Member International Hospital Federation, Lawrence C. of Chamber (board directors l987—), Kiwanis (appreciation award Lawrence l985).





    • Married Gudrun Elfriede Umbach, February l3, l97l. Children: Christine Ann, Nicole Annual.
    • father: Virgil Robert Ohlen Skogmo
    • mother: Mildred Loraine (Thiele) Skogmo
    • spouse: Gudrun Elfriede Umbach
    • children: Christine Ann Ohlen
    • Nicole Annual Ohlen
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    Born February 26, 1943
    (age 74)