Gilbert named executive director at Salina Presbyterian Manor

Christian J. Gilbert has been appointed as the new executive director of Salina Presbyterian Manor. Gilbert has served as executive director at Clay Center Presbyterian Manor since April 2017.“Currently, I oversee daily operations including census development, ensuring profitability, optimizing resident care, adhering to state and federal compliance, and managing positive employee relations,” said Gilbert.
May 4, 2020

Outgoing executive director a strong leader, mentor

Desi considered moving to a hospital setting after earning her bachelor of skilled nursing and the title of registered nurse. Ultimately, she decided to remain at Presbyterian Manor. Desi became the executive director in 2017 after serving in multiple roles, including charge nurse, Medicare case manager, assisted living director and director of nursing.
April 19, 2020

Social worker takes care of ‘odds and ends’

Grecia Castenada-Torres originally planned to be a nurse. While a student at Fort Hayes State, she worked as an aide in a senior living community and observed how the social worker provided emotional support for residents. She switched her major.Grecia knew she wanted to work with people at the beginning or end of their lives.“Both (populations) need to have their needs met,” Grecia said.
February 26, 2020

‘Well-rounded’ RN works the night shift

Amy Peterson holds the record for the longest-tenured registered nurse at Salina Presbyterian Manor.The Kansas Wesleyan University graduate has been a nurse since 1996, and she’s spent nearly her entire career at Presbyterian Manor. For 17 years, she has worked the overnight shift from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m
February 16, 2020

Newly minted nurses supported each other

Congratulations to Ashley Boor and Kelsie Hall. The Salina Presbyterian Manor employees earned the title of licensed practical nurse (LPN) when they passed their boards last year.“We always talked about going to nursing school together,” said Kelsie. “One day I enrolled in the prerequisites for nursing school and said it would be fun to do this journey together.
January 8, 2020