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Job fair planned Aug. 22

A job fair is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Kansas City Kansas Community College Burke Technical Center, 6565 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.

The job fair was announced by U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist.

The first hour of the job fair, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., is only for veterans. The rest of the job fair, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is open to the public.

Exhibitors are asked to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/congressman-kevin-yoder-job-fair-and-resource-event-tickets-36420599995. Space is limited.

Job seekers do not need to register. According to information from the sponsor, job seekers should dress for the job interview and bring several copies of their resume. There is no fee to attend.

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Hospital group CEO announces retirement

The retirement of Randall G. “Randy” Nyp, chief executive officer for the Prime Healthcare Kansas City market, was announced recently.

Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, is part of the Prime Healthcare Kansas City market, along with Saint John Hospital, Leavenworth; St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.; and St. Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs, Mo.

Nyp has more than 45 years of health care experience with 30 years in executive leadership roles. Over the years, his strategy has been to implement strategic plans to improve organizational productivity and deepen relationships within the communities he serves.

His career spans from his start at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka to chief financial officer of St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, before becoming president and CEO of Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita. In 2005, Nyp moved across country to accept the role of senior vice president and chief operating officer at the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He returned home to his Kansas roots in 2011 to assume leadership for Providence and Saint John and assumed his leadership position with St. Joseph and St. Mary in the fall of 2016.

“After 45 years in healthcare, I have decided it is time to slow life down a bit,” Nyp said. “My wife, Susie and I have been blessed with our 13 grandchildren. We would like to spend more time with all of them and take time to travel together.”

Karen Orr, RN., MSN, MBA has been named administrator at Providence Medical Center. The other Kansas City Prime Healthcare hospitals will continue to be led by Jodi Fincher, administrator (St. Joseph Medical Center); Deb Ohnoutka, CEO (St. Mary’s Medical Center); and Paula Ellis, CNO administer (Saint John Hospital).

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Business owner pleads guilty to theft

An area business owner has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of theft from an employee benefit fund, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said today.

Brenda Wood, 48, Leavenworth, Kan., pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of theft from an employee benefit program. In her plea, she admitted the crime occurred while she was owner of PCI, a building cleaning service, and CDM, a construction and property management service.

She set up a 401K plan, encouraged PCI and CDM employees to participate and began withholding employee contributions.

In 2011, employees learned that no contributions had been deposited in their accounts. Wood falsely assured employees that their funds were being held in escrow. In fact, she used their contributions for her own benefit and without their permission.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 24. She faces up to five years in federal prison and restitution.

A separate trial is set for Dec. 5 on 21 other counts including bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, wire fraud and committing a felony while on supervised release.

Beall commended the Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, the Special Investigator General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration, the FBI and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble for their work on the case.

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