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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Atchison County Hires Nursing Home Administrator

January 9, 2019



Atchison, KS - Atchison County officials appointed C. Kinton Friend as the new Nursing Home Administrator of Atchison Senior Village, effective February 4, 2019. Jamie Madison, Atchison County Human Resource Director, said Friend is responsible for managerial, administrative, supervisory and specialized work functions of Atchison Senior Village.

Ms. Friend is excited about the opportunity to work for Atchison County. “I am impressed with Atchison's dedication to phenomenal service and have big shoes to fill. I plan to bring the Atchison Senior Village the model of 'being the change you want to see' starting with dedication of person centered care and look forward to working with you all,” she said.

Friend received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing Media Management from Columbia College, Chicago IL and her Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. She is a Kansas Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and has fifteen years of healthcare experience in her background, including CNA and EMT certifications.

“With her experience in healthcare along with marketing and human resources experience, and her dedication to community involvement, Kinton will be an asset to Atchison County,” said Madison.

Friend will train in the position with current Atchison Senior Village Nursing Home Administrator, Peggy House, until her retirement in April.

For more information, please contact Jamie Madison at 913-804-6002, email or visit the Atchison County website at

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