Leadership & Staff
Jim Grocholski, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Jim joined Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital in August 2012. He brings to HealthSouth more than 20 years of senior management experience in healthcare including positions such as: vice president of human resources, chief operating officer and chief executive officer of both large and small hospitals. Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Los Angeles and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Jim is a board certified healthcare executive holding the distinction of Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Jim brings boundless energy and a strong team spirit to Wesley with an emphasis on customer service and positive attitudes.
Jude Cook M.D.
Dr. Cook is a board certified PM&R physician providing patient care services at Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital. He is originally from Omaha Nebraska, and enjoys time with his family and friends. His objective is to support our patients medical and rehabilitation progress for a safe and enjoyable discharge home.
* The hospital provides access to independent physicians.
Chief Nursing Officer
Kristie Ball joined Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital as the chief nursing officer in November 2016. She has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare with the past 18 in leadership roles. Kristie served as a medical/surgical supervisor and chief nursing officer at William Newton Hospital. She moved to Via Christi where she served as the director of clinical services at the rehabilitation hospital, director of medical/surgical and critical care services on the St. Joseph campus along with director of women’s and children’s services. Kristie received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southwestern College and a master’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix. Kristie is a long-standing member of the Kansas Organization of Nurse Leaders and is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Director of Plant Operations
Dale joined Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital in January 2010. He has worked in maintenance and plant operations for more than 23 years. Prior to working at HealthSouth, he has been employed by Via Christi, nursing homes, long term acute care hospitals, HCA Wesley, and consulted on new ventures into healthcare. Dale’s goal is to provide a safe, secure and comfortable environment for patients and staff so that they can be able to perform optimally. While striving for this goal, he is constantly seeking ways to conserve expenses and position the hospital to be ready to meet the needs of our community. Dale has a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix.
Health Information Supervisor and HIPPA Officer
Jamie joined Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital in 2011 and has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to coming to HealthSouth she worked in the business office for both Wesley Medical Center and Via Christi Health System. She is a certified HealthSouth medical coder and in her current role of HIMS supervisor and hospital HIPAA officer, her goal is to maintain patient privacy while delivering quality customer service. She is an avid reader, an animal lover and enjoys traveling with her husband.
Bob has served as the chief financial officer since joining Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital in November 2002. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Bob served in numerous leadership positions at Via Christi Medical Management from 1990-2002 and in particular as regional manager of operations from 1997-2002. An Ohio native, Bob earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University in 1986. His desire is to promote an environment that provides the highest quality of rehabilitation services by creating operational efficiencies through communication and improved systems.
Anita Reimer, RN, CCM
Director of Case Management
Anita joined Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital in January 2012. She has experience working in the home health field and spent 15 years in case management in the workers compensation arena. She also worked for Raytheon Aircraft focusing on family medical leave as well as short and long term disability and as an internal case manager for Preferred Health Systems. She is a graduate of Wesley School of Nursing, and has been a Certified Case Manager (CCM) since 1998. Anita is currently a member of the local chapter of CMACK.
Betty Shuman, PHR
Human Resources Director
Betty joined Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital in September 2007. She has almost 10 years of human resources experience in the areas of recruitment and retention, staff development, employee relations, benefits administration, performance management, employment law and compliance and workplace safety. Betty’s goal is to ensure employee’s needs are met in a timely and effective manner as well as ensuring Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital recruits and retains top notch employees to meet the needs of our patients. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resource management. She also received her certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) in 2006.
Blake Veenis, M.D.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Veenis has been associate medical director and medical director of the brain injury unit at Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital since July 1993. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1989. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh in June 1993. He has special interests in neurorehabilitation and NCS/EMG. Dr. Veenis was awarded Wichita Business Journal Best Doctors for 2010.
Blake Veenis, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.