Hutchinson, KS – Angela DeVore, Lyons, has been named Coordinator of Pastoral Care at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, effective August 11.
In her position, DeVore will provide pastoral care to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center patients and family members as well as hospital staff.
DeVore grew up in Beloit and received an undergraduate degree in Family Sciences from Fort Hays State University. Also, she received a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Arts in Emerging Church from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas.
For the past 12 years, DeVore has served as a staff chaplain at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Simultaneously, during the past 18 months, she has served as a Chaplain at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, Great Bend.
Devore is an ordained minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is Board Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains, a national organization headquartered in Schaumburg, IL.
Prior to her service as a hospital chaplain, DeVore spent three years (1998-2001) as the County Extension Agent in Family Sciences in Smith County and was headquartered in Smith Center.
DeVore said she is excited to join the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center team as Coordinator of Pastoral Care.
“I am impressed with the emphasis on quality of care and patient satisfaction at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center,” DeVore said. “It is a privilege to connect with patients and their families who are experiencing a medical crisis.”
“I hope this is my last ministry call and not just the next one,” DeVore continued.
Kevin Miller, F.A.C.H.E., President and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, said DeVore, with her local connections and knowledge of the hospital’s service area, has hit the ground running.
“Angela brings a vast amount of experience that will be beneficial in performing the responsibilities in her new position,” Miller said. “Also, the selection committee was impressed with her credentials outside the healthcare industry including time spent as an extension agent.”
DeVore’s husband Ron is pastor of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lyons and they are the parents of three children 18, 20 and 21. They are also host parents to high school student from Bangladesh who will be attending Lyons High this school year.
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is a member of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System. Other members include Health-E-Quip, Horizons Mental Health Center, Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, Ray E. Dillon Living Center and the Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation.