WICHITA – Wesley Healthcare has named Ashley Lunkenheimer, RN, its new director of acute care services.
Lunkenheimer, who most recently served as the associate director of Wesley’s emergency department and forensic nursing, will lead the nursing activities of Wesley’s medical-surgical tower, focusing her efforts on patient satisfaction and quality initiatives.
“Ashley brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm, commitment and compassion to the acute care services line,” said Angela Gutierrez, Wesley Medical Center’s associate chief nursing officer. “We are excited to have her lead our medical-surgical nursing team.”
A native of Kansas, Lunkenheimer began her career as a registered emergency room nurse at Wesley in 2009 while also serving as a hospice nurse at Harry Hynes Hospice. Since then, she has held a variety of emergency room positions, including an assistant nurse manager and manager, as well as overseeing Wesley’s forensic nursing services.
“I am very excited about this new opportunity,” Lunkenheimer said. “The hospital has been home to me for most of my career and blessed me with so many opportunities to grow and develop as a professional leader in the healthcare field.”
Lunkenheimer graduated from Butler Community College with an associate’s degree in nursing. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wichita State University and her master’s degree in nursing from Aspen University in Denver, Colorado.
Lunkenheimer volunteers with Young Professionals of Wichita as well as serves as a guest speaker for several local nursing school programs. She and her husband, Keith, have two children, a son and a daughter.
For more information about Wesley Healthcare and its services, 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 Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, Wesley Children’s Hospital and multiple WesleyCare clinics. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.