Lisa Hopken

Director of Nursing

I’ve been a Nebraska girl all my life.  I was raised on a farm near the small northeast Nebraska town of Bloomfield. I wanted to be a nurse since I was in Kindergarten, so during school, I took classes to prepare myself for college.  I had a great guidance counselor who suggested I get my BSN straight out of High School. This was the best decision I made!! I went to Midland Lutheran College, now Midland University, in Fremont, which, at the time, was one of only 3 BSN programs in the State at a 4 year college.  Midland prepared me extremely well for work at a small hospital. 

After a short time at Lincoln General Hospital in Lincoln, I moved to Geneva to be near my husband, Larry, who was originally from Geneva.  I started work at Fillmore County Hospital in January of 1988. After 3 years, I became the school nurse at Geneva Public Schools, where I stayed until June of 1998.  It was then that I came back to FCH and into the Director of Nursing position, where I have been since.

I love working at FCH!!  It is like one big family and we all take care of one another.  My expectation is that we ALWAYS put the patient first because most of the time they are our family, friends and neighbors, and it’s the right thing to do!!  I’m so proud of our facility and our staff and of the good work that we do on a daily basis.