With the assistance of the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center (KRRC), the following health care providers have joined a health care team in Kansas!
· Brian Kenkel, M.D., radiologist, joined Labette Health in Parsons, Kan. in January. Dr. Kenkel completed his residency with the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.
· Aron Splichal, D.O., radiologist, joined Hays Med in Hays, Kan. in January. Dr. Splichal completed his fellowship in Body/Breast imaging at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
· Paige Hatcher, M.D., family physician, will join St. Luke Hospital in Marion, Kan. in August. Dr. Hatcher is currently completing a family medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore.
· Bethany Enoch, M.D., family physician, will join the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas in Pittsburg, Kan. in July. Dr. Enoch is currently completing a family medicine residency at the University of Kansas Family Medicine in Kansas City, Kan.
The KRRC, which provides placement and retention assistance to health organizations, seeks to enhance the quality and quantity of health care professionals in rural and underserved Kansas communities. Since 2004, 151 health care professionals have been placed in Kansas with the help of KRRC. The KRRC is a not-for-profit program of Rural Health Education and Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center.