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Ruth Heins Kiekhaefer

Ruth Heins Kiekhaefer, American healthcare executive. Registered Nurse, Missouri; certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner; certified development specialist.

Background

  • Kiekhaefer, Ruth Heins was born on February 3, 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of John Henry and Helen Anna (Kastner) Heins.

  • Education

    • Student, Concordia College, 1956. Bachelor of science in nursing, Nebraska University, 1959. Postgraduate, University Arizona, 1964.

      Master in Nursing, Kansas University, 1987.

    Career

    • Staff nurse University Hospital, Omaha, 1959-1960. Pediatric instructor Children's Hospital, 1960-1962. Staff nurse Tuscon Medical Center, 1963-1964.

      Teacher Happy Time Nursery School, Superior, Nebraska, 1970. Director nursing service and education Good Samaritan Center, 1971-1973. Director health Industry Resources, Inc., St. Joseph, Missouri, 1981-1983.

      Consultant Progressive Evaluation and Rehabilitation Consultant, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 1985. President Healthwise, Inc., St. Joseph, since 1986. Consultant Medical Clinic St. Joseph, since 1986.

      Instructor Missouri Western State College, since 1992. Member associate clinical faculty University Missouri, Kansas City, 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Missouri. Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Certified development specialist.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member executive board Family Guidance Center, 1992-1994. Fellow National Association Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners (certified 1994). Member American Nurses Association, National Association Pediatrics Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialist Council, Missouri Nurses Association (board directors district 1 1988-1990), Buchanan County Medical Auxiliary (president 1990), Missouri State Medical Association Auxiliary (vice president, state health chair 1992-1993), Northwest Missouri Wellness Council (chair 1992), Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Delta Delta (Alumni president 1989-1991).

    Connections

    • Married Theodore Charles Kiekhaefer, September 13, 1959. Children: Kristin Dunn, Phillip, Anne Kiekhaefer Sackett, Michael.
    • father: John Henry Heins
    • mother: Helen Anna (Kastner) Heins
    • spouse: Theodore Charles Kiekhaefer
    • children: Kristin Dunn Kiekhaefer
    • Phillip Kiekhaefer
    • Anne Kiekhaefer Sackett Kiekhaefer
    • Michael Kiekhaefer
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    Born February 3, 1938
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