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December 21, 2022

New Bemidji Veterans Home Administrator

Kevin Gish has been selected as the Administrator for the Minnesota Veterans Home - Bemidji. Dave’s first day was December 7. He is working from a temporary office space in Bemidji as he prepares to lead his team to open the next Minnesota State Veterans Home.

Kevin has more than 30 years’ administrative and operational experience in healthcare including at United Healthcare Corporation, North Memorial Medical Center, North Country Regional Hospital, Essentia Health and Health Dimensions Group. He most recently provided executive leadership of critical access hospital campuses including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and clinics. Kevin has been a Minnesota Licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 2011.

Kevin is a graduate of Bemidji State University (Bachelor’s) and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management (Master’s in Healthcare Administration). He has lived in Bemidji since 1995 and is a native of “nearby” Mahnomen, Minnesota.
Kevin will be actively involved in the ongoing planning to complete construction and open the Bemidji Veterans Home in summer 2023. He will also be participating in the interviewing and selection of other Bemidji Veterans Homes leaders in the coming weeks and months.