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Dennis Allen Sokol, American hospital administrator. President Valley Health Services, Inc., 1984-1997, Health Management Services, 1987-1997. Fellow American College Health Care Executives (regent 1991-1995); member South Dakota Hospital Association (trustee 1990-1997), Missouri Valley Health Network (vice president 1986-1997), Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce (president 1989-1990), Rotary.

Background

Sokol, Dennis Allen was born on May 3, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Stanley John and Mildred Veronica (Krenslake).

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business, Northern Illinois University, 1968. Master of Business Administration, University Nebraska, Omaha, 1974. Master of Hospital Administration, University Minnesota, 1976.

Career

Radio personality various stations, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, 1968-1972. Public relations officer Children's Memorial Hospital, Omaha, 1972-1973, Methodist Hospital, Omaha, 1973-1974. Vice president administration Golden Valley (Minnesota) Health Center, 1976-1982.

President Sacred Heart Health Services, Yankton, South Dakota, 1982-1997. Regional president Presentation Health Systems, 1996-1998. President, Chief Executive Officer Firelands Regional Health Systems, Sandusky, Ohio, 1998—2003.

Healthcare management consultant, since 2003. Instructor health care management Mount Marty College, 1986-1987, University Minnesota, 1986-1988.

Membership

President Valley Health Services, Inc., 1984-1997, Health Management Services, 1987-1997. Fellow American College Health Care Executives (regent 1991-1995). Member South Dakota Hospital Association (trustee 1990-1997), Missouri Valley Health Network (vice president 1986-1997), Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce (president 1989-1990), Rotary.

Connections

Son of; married Gwen Noble, December 19, 1971 (divorced). Children: Anne, Ellen. Married Jolene K. Buehrer, Jan, 28, 1989.