Wilhite accepts admissions manager position at Pawnee Valley Campus
A long-time Larned resident recently was appointed to the position of admissions manager at The University of Kansas Health System Pawnee Valley Campus.
In her new role, Angela Wilhite supervises the admissions/registration process at the hospital.
“The process is the same whether you are being admitted to the hospital or registering for an outpatient procedure or other healthcare service,” Wilhite said. “When patients arrive, they are screened for their temperature and then report to one of the three registration offices.
“Once we gather all the necessary information, they are ready for their appointment.”
Thanks to electronic medical records, Wilhite noted, the process is much more streamlined than in the past. “Everything is computerized and information pops up on a tracker for all departments.”
Wilhite supervises two other admissions/registration employees.
“This is a family-like working environment,” she commented. “I have lived in Larned for 15 years and love this community. It is just a wonderful place to live and work.”
In addition to her new duties, Wilhite assists the hospital’s Auxiliary and serves on the Patient Family Advisory Council and Culture Committee.
Wilhite graduated from Ness City High School; she earned her associate’s degree in administration at Dodge City Community College and bachelor’s in general studies at Fort Hays State University.
She also has a master’s certification in Human Resources from Baker University.
Prior to joining the Pawnee Valley Campus staff, Wilhite worked at Hays Medical Center for about a year in Human Resources. She served as the benefit coordinator and analyst in that department.
Other previous employment includes six years in long-term care, six years at Larned State Hospital and three years at a medical staffing agency.
Wilhite and her husband, Chris, have four children and three grandchildren.