GCHS Health Coach

Greeley County Health Services welcomes new practitioner in the health coach role

Greeley County Health Services is pleased to welcome their newest practitioner, Kieran Phelan, Physician Assistant, to the health care team. Kieran joins Greeley County Health Services in the newest clinician role as the Health Coach. Kieran graduated from Wichita State University with her Physician Assistant degree in May of 2016. She received her Bachelors of Science and Life Science and Gerontology from Kansas State University.

“I am excited to work in the Health Coach role and help in finding an efficient way to keep track of patients with chronic health problems and help them navigate the healthcare system in a rural area where there are less specialties available,” Kieran said.

The Health Coach is a new role that was made possible by a new grant received from Health Resources Services Administration for the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant. This three year grant is designed to redesign the office visit for chronic medical conditions and to improve health outcomes with improved communication, patient resources and education. The Health Coach position is integral to the grant and improvement effort.

“We are so pleased to begin this project with Kieran. She is going to be a great asset to our work because of her compassion for patient care, training in primary care medicine, and experience in small, rural communities,” says Chrysanne Grund, GCHS Project Director. “We believe we can bring improved resources to our patients through this program.”

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