PVCH has hired Julie Bugner-Smith as the new leader of the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation. Julie has been the executive director for United Way of Central Kansas for several years. She is an experienced fundraiser with seven United Way campaigns under her belt and having raised more than $1.7 million for agencies in Barton and Pawnee counties. As the Foundation Coordinator, Julie will be in charge of developing relationships and raising money for the Foundation to fund health and wellness initiatives in Pawnee County and to provide finance support for PVCH needs and projects. We are looking to having Julie join our team in May. “We are fortunate to have Julie on our team,” said Eric Lybarger, PVCH Administrator. “She is well known in the region and has achieved a great deal of success building relationships and raising money.” Bugnor-Smith will start her new position at PVCH in late May.