The new facilities director at The University of Kansas Health System Pawnee Valley Campus was drawn to the hospital the moment he walked in the door.
Rex Meek said he “really fell in love with the place. It is a beautiful hospital with great, friendly people. I like the smaller-town atmosphere and this is such a quality facility.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to help Pawnee Valley Campus grow and maintain its solid reputation in our community,” he added.
Meek is responsible for design, construction and maintenance at the hospital and Pawnee Valley Medical Associates. “This includes managing the facilities budget and keeping up with long-term plans. And, of course, there is the day-to-day upkeep and preventive maintenance.”
Meek noted that an important part of his job is collaborating with all departments in the hospital and clinic.
“I, along with our great maintenance crew, visit every department to provide preventive maintenance. We keep a close eye on heating and air-conditioning systems, and electrical, plumbing and building maintenance as needs arise.”
Meek brings to the job 20 years of experience in the electric and mechanical fields, and 10 years in hospital maintenance and management.
Previously, he was facility director at The University of Kansas Health System Great Bend Campus.
Meek is a graduate of Claflin High School and Manhattan Area Technical College.