New CEO of Horizons Mental Health Center


A national search for a new CEO of Horizons Mental Health Center lead the
selection committee to the conclusion that the top candidate was already on
board at Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS).
Vikki Mader, a five-year employee of Horizons Mental Health Center, was named
the organization’s CEO in late June and assumed her new responsibilities on July

Mader joined Horizons in 2017 and quickly rose through the ranks serving first as
Director of Health Information Management as well as Manager of Quality and
Risk Management. For the past 16 months, she served as the program Director of
the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) initiative at Horizons.
While overseeing the CCBHC grant, Vikki also managed the clinical, operational
and financial implementation of this particular model of care as it pertains to
Horizons. She was successful in leading efforts culminating in Horizons being
certified a CCBHC, one of only six in Kansas.

Prior to joining Horizons, Mader was Director of Health Information and Quality at
Pratt Regional Medical Center, managing a staff of 22, with responsibility for
health information, quality, medical staff services, risk management, infection
control, utilization review, and patient access departments.

Ken Johnson, President and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System, said
Mader has impeccable credentials having excelled in the positions she held at
Horizons along with other stops in her career path. “Those who work with Vikki
give her high marks for her enthusiasm and leadership skills which are essential in
taking Horizons to the next level of excellence,” Johnson said. “She has proven the
ability to lead an organization to create positive change and communicate her
vision to consumers and staff.”

“When interviewing applicants for all levels at Hutchinson Regional, it is
refreshing and gratifying to find that the top candidate has excelled within the

organization and is prepared for a promotion to the next level of our leadership
team. Vikki is the right person to assume this very important position for an
organization that serves five south central Kansas counties.”

Vikki hit the ground running on July 2 leading a staff of 220. “As CEO of Horizons
Mental Health Center, I am honored to lead an organization that cares for those
within our community who have a mental illness or those who are struggling with
their mental health,” Vikki said. “I am looking forward to utilizing my leadership
skills to assist Horizons with continued growth and innovation, supporting our
mission of enhancing the quality of life through integrated care.”

Horizons Mental Health Center is an entity of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare
System. Other entities are Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County, Health-E-Quip,
the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and the Hutchinson Regional Medical


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