Medical Staff

Dr. David Younger, M.D.

Dr. David Younger received his medical education at Wake Forest , in North Carolina.  He completed his family practice residency in Wheeling, W. Virginia.  Dr. Younger practiced in Goodland, KS before joining the staff of Chase County Community Hospital in 2014.



 Dr. Elizabeth Hatz, D.O.

Dr. Elizabeth Hatz received her Doctor of Osteopthic Medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO and her MBA in healthcare leadership from Rockhurst University in Kansas City. She completed her residency at St Lucie Medical Center, in Port Saint Lucie, FL.  She practiced in Port Saint Lucie, FL before joining the staff at Chase County Community Hospital in 2018.

Nicole Havel, PA

Nicole Havel, PA, received her Master's in Science Physician Assistant degree from the University of South Dakota. She has practiced in a variety of settings since that time. She also has an MBA from The University of Sioux Falls.  Prior to PA school, she worked as a firefighter for Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and was a volunteer firefighter/EMT for 10+ years.

Jodi Spady, PA-C

Jodi Spady, PA-C obtained her education in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Dakota-Vermillion, SD. Before going back to school, Jodi was a certified athletic trainer and has her Masters of Science in Education from Wayne State College. She is a native of Hyannis, Nebraska.


Brandy Hanes, N.P.

Brandy Hanes, N.P., received a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, followed by a Master's of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus from UNMC.



Kay Younger, Certified Lactation Educator

Kay Younger received her certification from UCLA program. She  provides services to our obstetrical patients as a Certified Lactation Educator. Kay is available to teach, educate and support obstetrical patients throughout their pregnancy and post-partum. Kay's services assist women to successfully breastfeed and nourish their infant with confidence and pride.