Currently the CEO of St. Luke Hospital and Living Center in Marion, Kansas, Jeremy Ensey has more than 20 years of leadership experience with a proven track record in developing an organization’s vision, setting and executing goals, and measuring performance.
Ensey started his career as a nurse tech at a VA nursing home and then as a nurse in the medical intensive care unit at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis before serving in numerous roles at Galichia Heart Hospital—eventually becoming director of emergency services and the interventional unit.
In addition to his work in health care, Ensey and his wife, Tammy, took on entirely new roles in 2016 as co-owners of the Historic Elgin Hotel and in 2019 opened the Parlour 1886 restaurant in Marion.
Why are you proud to serve on the KHSC Board of Trustees?
First of all, it’s exciting to just be on the ground floor of a project. I started at Galichia Heart Hospital just a month after it opened, and in the 10-plus years I was there, I saw incredible growth. It was exhilarating. But more importantly, with this being the first college of osteopathic medicine in Kansas, it’s exciting to have a hand in affecting the future of health care in Wichita and beyond.
What do you believe this project’s biggest impact on the local community will be?
I think the biggest impact will be an overall increase in the number of physicians who will be able to provide care in our communities. We know Kansas is underserved, and I’m proud to be part of the solution. Beyond that, I believe that the economic impact KHSC will have on the city of Wichita will be substantial.
From your own personal career, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
In my career, I have accomplished nothing without a lot of help from others, and I have been blessed to be a part of a lot of great teams. That said, I am especially proud that I was able to earn my MBA after being out of school for 15 years, that my team and I at St. Luke have been able to add 10 new service lines over the past five years, and that—with a great amount of help from the community—we were able to complete a new building project.
Most of all, I’m proud of my family—my wife of 26 years (Tammy) and three kids (Peyton, Paige, and Abree).