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Donald Joseph Kessen

Donald Joseph Kessen, American hospital administrator. First-aid teacher Spearville Council Boy Scouts America, 1977; Member of Kansas Hospital Association (vice chairman convention committee 1983-1984), Kansas Association Health Care Executives (board directors since 1983, Grand Knight 1981-1982), Southwest Kansas Society X-ray Technologists (president 1968-1969), American Registry Radiologic Technologists, Knights of Columbus.

Background

  • Kessen, Donald Joseph was born on March 2, 1942 in Spearville, Kansas, United States. Son of Paul B. and Helen A. (Fitzgerald) Kessen.

  • Education

    • Student, Dodge City Junior College, 1960. Student, United States Naval School Radiologic Technology, 1962—1963.

    Career

    • Director x-ray school Asbury Hospital, Salina, Kansas, 1965—1966. Director, instructor school Trinity Hospital, Dodge City, 1966—1971. Owner, manager Jerry Lewis Cinema, 1971—1975.

      Manager Honda, 1975—1979. X-ray technologist Spearville District Hospital, Kansas, 1979. Administrator Spearville Hospital Complex, since 1979.

      Served with United States Navy, 1960-1965.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    First-aid teacher Spearville Council Boy Scouts America, 1977. Member of Kansas Hospital Association (vice chairman convention committee 1983-1984), Kansas Association Health Care Executives (board directors since 1983, Grand Knight 1981-1982), Southwest Kansas Society X-ray Technologists (president 1968-1969), American Registry Radiologic Technologists, Knights of Columbus.

    Personality

    Interests

    Boating, hunting, sports, bicycling.

    Connections

    • Married Julia Marie Knoeber Kessen, May 11, 1963. Children: Christine, Gregory, Marsha.
    • father: Paul B. Kessen
    • mother: Helen A. (Fitzgerald) Kessen
    • spouse: Julia Marie Knoeber Kessen
    • children: Christine Kessen
    • Gregory Kessen
    • Marsha Kessen
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    Born March 2, 1942
    (age 75)
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