It’s Your Business has Stormont Vail Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield


Stormont Vail Health announced that Christopher Wilson is joining the organization to practice as a behavioral health physician at Stormont Vail Hospital, 1500 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka. Wilson was born in Overland Park and grew up in the Missouri area. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, he went on to complete medical school at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine on a military scholarship. Once finishing medical school, Wilson was moved to Hawaii on active duty with the U.S. Army and completed his residency in psychiatry. After Hawaii, he was stationed at Fort Riley in Manhattan, where he has recently finished his time with the military and continues to reside. Wilson said psychiatry is a unique field because instead of having treatment rely completely on lab tests and imaging, he gets to understand what a patient is going through by talking to them. “Ever since I started in medical school, my ultimate goal was to help those who are suffering,” he said. “Building that relationship and learning their story is really instrumental. The passion that drives me is about relieving that mental pain however I can do that.” When not working, Wilson enjoys spending time with his two children and friends.


Garrett T. Love

Garrett T. Love, Montezuma, is among four members elected to four-year terms on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Board of Directors at its annual meeting May 11 in Topeka. Leonard R. Hernandez, El Dorado; Rick C. Jackson, Topeka; and James A. Klausman, Topeka, were re-elected to their third four-year terms. Love is a farmer and owns Love Land & Cattle, LLC. Hernandez recently retired as president and CEO of Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. Jackson is executive vice president, chief lending officer at Capital Federal Savings. Klausman is president and CEO of Midwest Health. One longtime board member retired in conjunction with the annual meeting: Kenneth W. Winter, general manager at Lariat Feeders LLC, who joined the board in 2007. In addition to the election of the board members, Rick C. Jackson, Topeka, was elected to a one-year term as chair of the board of directors and Megan L. Jones, Topeka, was elected to a one-year term as vice chair. Jackson, executive vice president and chief lending officer of Capitol Federal Savings, joined the BCBSKS board in 2015. Jones, owner and president of Jones Advisory Group, has served on the board since 2016. Other members of the board are Matthew D. All, Topeka; Rick D. Baden, Pittsburg; Carolyn R. Banning, Dodge City; Gregory V. Binns, Hutchinson; Dr. James H. Gilbaugh, Wichita; Amanda D. Huelskamp, Andover; Jena K. Lysen, Wichita; Jeff D. Mullen, Wichita; Jeffrey R. Thompson, Salina; and Angela N. Wilson, Lawrence.

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