WICHITA –Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER has named Heather Munsey its new associate director of surgical services. Munsey will provide leadership through planning, coordinating and evaluating the care provided for patients in Woodlawn’s surgical services area including surgery, pre-op, post-op, outpatient and endoscopy.
“Heather is a patient advocate, and she has a track record of working hard to establish meaningful relationships with surgeons, anesthesiologists and the entire surgical team,” said Brian Swallow, Wesley Healthcare’s vice president of surgical services.
Munsey joined Woodlawn from Ridgewood Surgery and Endoscopy Center, where she served as director of nursing since 2016. She began as a surgical nurse at Salina Regional Center in 2007, and she also has surgical management experience at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
“I’m eager to continue to build Wesley Woodlawn into a choice hospital, both for area patients to receive care and for world-class physicians to practice,” Munsey said. “With a strong team already in place here, and the support and resources to grow quickly, I look forward to continuing to advance the level of care provided at Woodlawn.”
Munsey graduated from Flint Hills Technical College with an associate’s degree in practical nursing, and she received an associate’s degree in nursing from Brown Mackie College. Her nursing certifications include basic and advanced cardiac lifesaving skills.
“We look forward to Heather’s leadership as she develops and steers our robust surgical services program at Wesley Woodlawn,” Swallow said.
Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER earned a national Excellence in Patient Care award from the Studer Group for a second consecutive year for its overall emergency department patient satisfaction score, ranking in the 90th percentile nationally, and is one of only two Wichita hospitals to receive an “A” patient safety grade – the highest available – in Leapfrog Group’s fall 2017 survey. Wesley Woodlawn offers emergency services, imaging services, including MRI and low-dose CT, lab services, electrophysiology studies, orthopedic care, da Vinci robotic surgery, and is home to the Wesley Woodlawn Bariatric Surgery Center.
For more information about Wesley Woodlawn and its services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.