Desi Flerlage, health services director, has been promoted to health services administrator at Salina Presbyterian Manor. Desi has been with us since 2008, steadily growing from team leader, to assistant health services director, to health services director, and now, health services administrator.
In her new role Desi will be responsible for the overall management of the Health Services Department, as well as its programs and activities. She will oversee the admission, care, transfer and discharge of residents, as it relates to health services.
Desi said she started thinking about getting her administrator's license about a year and a half ago. She followed a part-time training program and passed her licensing exam in February.
"I know every day that I have done the best I can to ensure our elders are well cared for," Desi said. "Whether I am implementing some type of change to make our care more person-centered, or if I am simply holding someone’s hand, I have done something every day to change someone’s life."
As administrator, Desi said she will focus on supporting and encouraging other employees to have good attitudes, strong values, and high expectations for the quality of care they provide.
“We’re thrilled to have Desi serve in this new capacity,” said Brad Radatz, Executive Director. "Her success can be attributed to her personal leadership skills and desire to challenge herself by continually setting new goals for her career. We’re grateful she’ll be able to put those skills to use right here to make Salina Presbyterian Manor an even better place to live and work.”
Desi is a graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She served as class president in her senior year and continues to be involved with the university as a member of the Kansas Wesleyan University School of Nursing Advisory Board.
Desi said she's looking forward to a long, productive career with Presbyterian Manors. We wish her the best!