Gilbert named executive director for Clay Center Presbyterian Manor

C-Gilbert-CCPM-webCLAY CENTER, Kan. — Christian J. Gilbert has been appointed as the new executive director of Clay Center Presbyterian Manor, returning to Kansas after serving as executive director at a Memory Care center in Oregon. His first day is April 10.

“Currently, I oversee daily operations including census development, ensuring profitability, optimizing resident care, adhering to state and federal compliance, and managing positive employee relations,” said Christian. “I look forward to using these abilities in my home state at Clay Center Presbyterian Manor.”

Gilbert has served in a variety of capacities at several senior living communities. He started his career in planning and executing activities for residents before becoming a certified nurse aide. From there, he entered the Administrator-In-Training program in the Overland Park area, and has served as an assistant administrator and administrator for a Colorado-based senior living community system.

“Christian has served in nearly every area of senior living, and brings a broad scope of experience to Clay Center Presbyterian Manor,” said Bill Taylor, chief operating officer, Presbyterian Manors of Mid America. “He’s received several awards for his effective leadership in healthcare, and we look forward to seeing his ideas in action at Clay Center Presbyterian Manor.”

Christian graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor in History and Minor in Gender Studies, and will graduate with a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Cincinnati in 2018. He’s received several awards during his career, including Commitment to Quality Bronze Award in 2016 from the American Health Care Association, Highest Customer Satisfaction in 2015 from Frontline Management, and Best in Class, 2016 from Pinnacle Quality Insight.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, Inc. has 17 senior living communities in Kansas and Missouri. The not-for-profit organization is headquartered in Wichita, Kan.