February 2017 Around Town

Sunflower Bank Kicks off its Annual ABC Program Supporting Education

Since 2001, Sunflower Bank has been raising money for local schools and students annually through its signature ABC program. Total donations since the program began are more than $1 million.

The program runs January 3 through March 31 and supports over 300 schools across Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.

“Our mission at Sunflower Bank is to create possibility in our communities,” Mollie Carter, president and CEO of Sunflower Bank, says.  “We believe that by supporting and contributing to our local schools and students, we are helping provide unique programs and educational opportunities.  The ABC program reflects the essence of our culture and our commitment to those we serve.”

During the campaign, money will be raised for the benefit of education through the following:

  • $50 to a registered school for every Spend & Sign & Save checking and savings account package that is opened. Up to $50 will also be given to the new account owner if they meet specific criteria;
  • 5 cents for each debit card swipe when credit is selected and the card is registered to a participating school;
  • $10 for every A on a student’s report card if their card is one of five cards drawn at every local branch, plus a matching donation for their participating school. The drawing is open to all students in grades K-12, $100 maximum per report card.

Visit your local Sunflower Bank branch or SunflowerBank.com/ABC to learn more about the ABC program and to register your Sunflower Bank debit card to a specific participating school in support of education.

St. Joseph Medical Center 
Names Administrator

Jodi Fincher, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRN, FABC has been named Administrator of St. Joseph Medical Center. Before joining St. Joseph Medical Center, Fincher was the regional director of nursing, Midwest division for Prime Healthcare.

Fincher started her career as a nurse tech in the emergency department at Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, in 1987. She then worked in the intensive care unit at Providence Medical Center for the next 11 years specializing in the care of post-open heart surgery patients. During that time, she advanced her degree, earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from the University of Kansas and achieving her Critical Care Nursing Certification (CCRN) which she maintains to this day. In 1999, she accepted the position of director of nursing at Saint John Hospital where she worked for the next 10 years while also continuing to work in the ICU. Fincher became active in the Kansas City Critical Care Association, teaching multiple courses in cardiac pathophysiology, EKG interpretation, dvanced cardiac life support, basic life support, trauma nurse certification and pediatric life support.  Eventually, she accepted the position of director of education for Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital.  In 2013, upon the sale of the hospitals to Prime Healthcare, Fincher accepted the position of chief nursing officer and administrator of Saint John Hospital.  In 2015 she was promoted to regional director of nursing for Prime Healthcare, overseeing clinical operations and regulatory readiness for nine Midwest Prime hospitals.

Randell G. Nyp, CEO of Providence Medical Center, Saint John Hospital and interim CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center has been named Regional CEO of all KC Metro Prime Healthcare Services hospitals.