HUTCHINSON — A nationwide seek for a brand new CEO of Horizons Psychological Well being Middle led the choice committee to the conclusion that the highest candidate was already on board at Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS).
Vikki Mader, a five-year worker of Horizons Psychological Well being Middle, was named the group’s CEO in late June and assumed her new duties on July 2.
Mader joined Horizons in 2017 and rapidly rose by way of the ranks, serving first as director of Well being Info Administration in addition to supervisor of High quality and Danger Administration. For the previous 16 months, she served as this system director of the Licensed Neighborhood Behavioral Well being Clinic (CCBHC) initiative at Horizons. Whereas overseeing the CCBHC grant, Mader additionally managed the medical, operational and monetary implementation of this specific mannequin of care because it pertains to Horizons. She was profitable in main efforts culminating in Horizons being licensed a CCBHC, considered one of solely six in Kansas.
Previous to becoming a member of Horizons, Mader was director of Well being Info and High quality at Pratt Regional Medical Middle, managing a employees of twenty-two, with duty for well being info, high quality, medical employees companies, threat administration, an infection management, utilization overview, and affected person entry departments.
Ken Johnson, president and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, mentioned Mader has impeccable credentials, having excelled within the positions she held at Horizons together with different stops in her profession path.
“Those that work with Vikki give her excessive marks for her enthusiasm and management expertise, that are important in taking Horizons to the subsequent stage of excellence,” Johnson mentioned. “She has confirmed the power to steer a company to create optimistic change and talk her imaginative and prescient to shoppers and employees.
“When interviewing candidates for all ranges at Hutchinson Regional, it’s refreshing and gratifying to seek out that the highest candidate has excelled throughout the group and is ready for a promotion to the subsequent stage of our management group. Vikki is the proper individual to imagine this essential place for a company that serves 5 south central Kansas counties.”
Mader hit the bottom operating on July 2, main a employees of 220.
“As CEO of Horizons Psychological Well being Middle, I’m honored to steer a company that cares for these inside our neighborhood who’ve a psychological sickness or those that are scuffling with their psychological well being,” she mentioned. “I’m wanting ahead to using my management expertise to help Horizons with continued progress and innovation, supporting our mission of enhancing the standard of life by way of built-in care.”
Horizons Psychological Well being Middle is an entity of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System. Different entities are Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County, Well being-E-Quip, the Hutchinson Regional Medical Middle and the Hutchinson Regional Medical Basis.