Harold Courtois became the Chief Executive Officer at Memorial Health System (MHS) in July 2017. Courtois comes to MHS with over thirty years of experience in health care administration. Before joining the MHS team, he was the CEO at Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, KS. Prior to being at Russell, Courtois was the CEO at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital in Wakeeney, KS. He has also been the Director of Operations at Emeritus Senior Living in Kearney, NE; the Director of Laboratory and Radiology at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, NE; and the Vice President of Ancillary Services at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt, KS.
Harold and his wife, Sue, have two daughters, Kristy Courtois of Salina; and Paula Lallicker of El Reno, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Courtois earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, and a Master of Science in Management from Friends University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives; a member of the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) Work Comp Board, Strategic Planning Board and Governance Board; past President of the KHA Northwest District and past member of the Northwest Trauma Executive Committee; past President of the Russell Area Chamber of Commerce; past President of Leadership Kearney; past member of the Leadership Kearney Board of Directors; current member of Rotary International; and past member of the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce. Courtois has been a radio sports broadcaster for KMMM in Pratt, KS, and he taught at the college level for seven years. He enjoys golfing, cycling, and reading. He has served on the USD 407 Board of Education, the Miss Kansas Board of Directors (in charge of fundraising), and is a Lay Speaker in the Methodist Church.