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Administrator selected for Pawnee Valley Campus
Melanie Urban

LARNED — Melanie Urban, RN, BSN, HACP has been named administrator of The University of Kansas Health System Pawnee Valley Campus. She will begin her duties on Aug. 19.

Urban currently serves as the director of patient quality services at HaysMed, a position she has held for the past 10 years. Overall, she has 26 years of experience in the health-care industry serving as a quality, accreditation and infection prevention director; risk manager; case manager and acute care nurse. Urban has also served in a leadership role at Pawnee Valley Campus since 2010. 

She earned a BS in nursing from Fort Hays State University. Urban is a Healthcare Accreditation Certified Professional. She is a member of the American College of Health Executives, board member for the Kansas Association of Risk and Quality Management and task force member for the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management. 

“The Pawnee Valley Campus is very dear to my heart and I look forward to expanding my leadership role at the hospital and integrating myself into the community,” Urban said. “I’ve been increasingly impressed by the amazing health-care team and the outpouring of support the hospital receives from the community. The Pawnee Valley Campus is absolutely a top-notch facility and a vital part of the community.”  

Urban is a native of central Kansas and she and her husband own and operate a farming operation in Rush county.

“I’m excited about Melanie becoming the new administrator and the vast experience she will bring to the facility. I look forward to her continued leadership with our organization in this new role,” stated Eddie Herrman, president and CEO, HaysMed, part of The University of Kansas Health System.