LaFleur named executive director of the Catholic Care Center
Cindy LaFleur has been named executive director of the Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire, KS, effective March 1.
LaFleur will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management of the largest continuing care retirement community in south central Kansas. Catholic Care Center offers independent living, assisted living, memory support residences, adult day program, long-term care, post-acute care and Catholic Care at Home services.
The center is a joint venture between Ascension Senior Living and the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. It formerly was managed by Via Christi and is now managed by Ascension Senior Living, a national senior care ministry created by Ascension.
LaFleur joins Ascension Senior Living after 20 years with Via Christi, where she was most recently the senior administrator of post-acute care. She also has served as president of Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital, vice president of rehabilitation services and director of rehabilitation and occupational health services. LaFleur also held a variety of positions at Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph in Wichita.
“Cindy's strategic and operational leadership for two of Via Christi's free-standing specialty hospitals, coupled with her experience developing new care models and pathways with Via Christi Villages and Home Care, will help her provide the compassionate, high-quality, person-centered care we are known for,” said Rick Cumberland, chief operating officer of Ascension Senior Living.