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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, Omaha, 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, Superior, Nebraska, 1971-1973;director health, Industry Resources, Inc., St. Joseph, Missouri, 1981-1983;consultant, Progressive Evaluation and Rehabilitation Cons., 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 U. Missouri, Kansas City, 1997.

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.