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Kansas City, Mo.—Carondelet Health announces Heather Beheler, EMBA, is named Vice President and Chief Resource Officer. Beheler is responsible for planning, developing, leading, facilitating, coordinating and implementing all actions needed to manage non-labor spending for Carondelet Health.

Beheler has more than 20 years of health care experience in the Kansas City area. She spent 13 years at Children’s Mercy Hospital in several positions, including her most recent post as the Executive Director of Children’s Mercy Health Network, the physician organization for Children’s Mercy Hospital. In that position, she oversaw daily operations, finance, contracting, network structure, marketing and strategy of the network representing nearly 700 hospital and independent community-based physicians. She managed the development of value-added educational programs, as well as the development of new products and services for network physicians. Prior to her work at Children’s Mercy, she was a Provider Relations Representative at Mid-America Health and also served as an Account Service Representative for Occupational Health Services.

“Heather has the proven ability to work effectively with physicians, suppliers and with internal staff to identify opportunities to increase efficiencies while enhancing service,” said Fleury Yelvington, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carondelet Health.

Beheler has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and an Executive MBA from the University of Missouri Kansas City Bloch School of Business. Beheler is also active in the community. She serves on the Board of Directors for Jackson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

Carondelet Health consists of St. Mary’s Medical Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, three long-term care facilities and home care services. Carondelet Health is dedicated to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our commitment to human dignity compels us to provide compassionate, quality healthcare for body, mind and spirit, with a special concern for the poor. We are responsible stewards serving the needs of all people from conception to death. Carondelet Health is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.