Shannon Fischer, Larned, said she is “honored to serve on the PVCH Foundation Board of Trustees. The hospital is so vital to our local and area community. I want to do what I can to help the hospital continue to succeed and grow.
“I have first-hand experience that helped me realize just how important our hospital is to the central Kansas community,” she added. “When my mother-in-law spent a significant amount of time at PVCH, it was such a relief to have her near all of us in a top-notch facility.”
In addition, Fischer noted, “the outpatient services provided by PVCH are a huge asset to the entire community. I am eager to be a part of supporting efforts to enhance services right here at home.”
Fischer, a life-long resident of Larned, graduated from LHS and Kansas State University with a degree in sociology. She worked for more than 10 years as an activity therapist at Larned State Hospital and 10 years as a business development coordinator at First State Bank.
Currently, Fischer is a Realtor with Clock Realty and Insurance.
She and her husband, Bryan, own and operate a farm west of Larned, with irrigated and dryland crops and a cow-calf operation.
Her daughter, Katie, recently graduated from K-State, and son, Luke, will be a senior at LHS.
Fischer also serves as president of Prairie Arts Unlimited; she previously served on the Pawnee County Economic Development board and Santa Fe Trail Center Board and as a Larned Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.
“I will use this background to support the hospital and my community,” Fischer commented. “I have lived here my entire life. This community and our hospital mean a lot to me; I want to help both succeed and prosper.”