Dunham Becomes Behavioral Health Director

December 6, 2021

Following the retirement of Dr. Dilip Patel, Flint Hills Community Health Center is pleased to announce the promotion of Jena Dunham to Director of Behavioral Health. Jena joined the health center a year ago as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

She brings extensive experience in psychiatric mental health to her position and proven herself to be a tremendous leader in her time at Flint Hills Community Health Center. As Behavioral Health Director, Jena will continue to provide psychiatric services to both Emporia and Eureka.

Jena is working towards her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She has received her Master of Science in Nursing from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. In addition, she is a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserves.

“I enjoy practicing at a patient centered medical home where the focus is on the patient, their family, and the management of their illness,” said Jena. “I believe in an integrated health approach which focuses on the whole person. I believe that Flint Hills Community Health Center is in a unique position to offer that to the patients we serve.”

Jena was raised in Olathe, KS and she enjoys raising and showing rabbits, kayaking, hiking, camping, and volunteering with ARISS-USA (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) which inspires students worldwide to pursue interests and careers in STEAM through communications opportunities with the International Space Station crew. She loves volunteering and serving her community in a way that improves the lives of others.

To schedule an appointment with Jena, please call 342-4864 and ask for behavioral health. She will be seeing patients at both FHCHC locations, in Emporia and Eureka. For more information, visit flinthillshealth.org.

Flint Hills Community Health Center is a nonprofit organization that offers medical, dental and psychiatry services on a sliding-fee scale and serves residents with and without insurance. The health center works to promote the health and well-being of the entire community and provides community health services through a contract with Lyon County.

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