Governor Kelly appointed Sara Sourk, Seneca, and Adam Proffitt, Topeka, to the Quality Care Improvement Panel.

The panel serves the purposes of administering and selecting the reimbursements of monies in the quality care assessment fund. It will report to the senate and house committees concerning the quality and efficiency outcomes in nursing facilities as well as resident satisfaction and recommendations.

“The Quality Care Improvement Panel is an integral part of ensuring a high level of support and accountability for adult and elder care in our state,” Kelly said. “Sara and Adam will make excellent additions to this panel. Their experience in their respective fields is relevant and will be integral to the panel’s work.”

The governor appoints four people to the panel. One person is to be a member of the Kansas Adult Care Executives Association (KACE); one must be a skilled nursing care facility resident or the family member of such a resident; one is to be from the Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS); and one from the Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

Sourk is the administrator and owner of Crestview Operations Inc. and Crestview Nursing & Residential Living in Seneca.

Proffitt is the State Medicaid Director at KDHE.

The governor’s appointments to the panel are not subject to confirmation by the Kansas Senate.