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Flerlage promoted to Executive Director at Salina

Desi Flerlage, health services administrator, has been promoted to executive director at Salina Presbyterian Manor. Desi has been serving Salina Presbyterian Manor since 2008, and has steadily grown in her career from team leader, to assistant health services director, to health services director, health services administrator, and now executive director.

“Earlier this year, Desi completed the Administrator in Training Program and received her administrator’s license,” said Bill Taylor, chief operating officer for Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. “She moved into the health services administrator role in March and has been filling in as temporary executive director since the end of July. We’re excited to extend the position to her on a permanent basis.”

In this position, Desi will be responsible for the overall management of the continuing care retirement community at 2601 E. Crawford. She succeeds Brad Radatz, who has been named a full-time regional director of operations for PMMA.

“I look forward to utilizing my new role to continue to model, teach and utilize effective communication skills. It’s really about focusing on attitudes, values and expectations and continually improving care for older adults and their families,” said Desi.

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.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, Inc. has 17 senior living communities and 2 Heart & Soul Hospices in Wichita, Kansas and Farmington, Missouri. The not-for-profit organization is headquartered in Wichita, Kan.

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