WICHITA – Wesley Healthcare has promoted Miles Reimer to director of pastoral care and education. In addition to providing spiritual counsel to staff and patients, he will oversee Wesley’s clinical pastoral education program, the only one of its kind in Kansas accredited through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.
“Miles provides exemplary spiritual counsel to staff and patients, and he will continue Wesley’s legacy of healing,” said Bill Voloch, Wesley’s president and CEO.
Miles joined Wesley as a chaplain intern in 2012. He quickly progressed to a resident chaplain and then to his most recent role as staff chaplain for its pediatric intensive care unit and trauma teams. He previously served in a variety of pastoral roles in communities throughout the United States and Canada.
He completed his bachelor’s degree in theology from Canadian Mennonite Bible College in Winnipeg, Canada, and earned his master of divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.
“I’m very excited to be expanding my pastoral role at Wesley,” Reimer said. “Our chaplains, and the entire Wesley staff, have an incredible depth of caring and compassion for the patients we serve. It’s a wonderful place to offer support, education and healing for others."
Wesley’s clinical pastoral education program consists of graduate-level theological education that is grounded in a person-centered approach to spiritual care ministry. As a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team, the student’s educational experience involves providing pastoral care to patients, families and staff. The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education standards requires a minimum of 100 hours of class time and 300 hours of clinical time for each of the four units of training required for board certification. Staff chaplains also must complete 50 hours of annual continuing education.
Wesley’s pastoral care and education department employs all board-certified staff chaplains – two full-time, one part-time and one PRN chaplain, plus one full-time chaplain at Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER. The staff also includes an administrative professional and chaplain residents. Chaplains come from a wide variety of denominational affiliations and offer multi-faith spiritual support to patients, families and staff.
For more information about Wesley’s pastoral care services or its clinical pastoral education program, please visit www.wesleymc.com.
Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER and soon, Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, multiple WesleyCare clinics and is currently building the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital – Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.