DR. MAN ANAND, M.D. Psychiatrist
Dr. Anand is a board-certified psychiatrist who sees patients in the Center seven days a week. He became interested in the medical specialty of psychiatry while he was practicing medicine in England. "As a primary care physician, I saw many people who were dealing with behavioral health issues and that intrigued me," Dr. Anand says. In fact, he was so intrigued by the prospect of helping these patients that he decided to specialize in psychiatry, and came to the University of Kansas to complete his residency. That was more than 33 years ago, and today Dr. Anand serves as medical director for Saint John Hospital's Senior Behavioral Health Center. He also is a past president of the Saint John Hospital Medical Staff. "As our geriatric population increases, we are seeing a rise in behavioral disturbances in these patients, such as dementia and depression," Dr. Anand says. "In many cases, these are people who have given so much of their lives to their family and community. It is very rewarding to be able to help them improve their quality of life and return to their highest level of functioning."
DIANA KHAYAT, RN, BSN, Director of Senior Behavioral Health Unit
Diana began her career with Saint John Hospital in 2004. She pursued critical care and enjoyed her years in ICU. In 2009, Diana was the chair of the Quality Council and was able to use her love of research to participate in projects and produce best practice processes for various units. Diana took a clinical supervisor position in 2012 and continued to work in critical care. She took the nurse management position for SBHU in 2015. Diana graduated with honors from the University of Kansas in 2004 and has kept her passion of research and education as she is currently pursuing a Masters in Healthcare Management. She enjoys working with the geriatric population specifically mental health and helping others maintain the highest quality of life. Diana enjoys international travel and is a busy mom to her two daughters.
RACHEL Hill, CTRS, Activity Therapist II
Rachel has a passion for working with people of all ages and all ability levels. She has a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, with a minor in Psychology from Pittsburg State University (Pittsburg, KS). She became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) in October 2011 and has been fortunate to work with folks in the adaptive camp and adventure settings across several states. She is thrilled to be the Activity Therapist at St. John Hospital and share her love of playing and laughing to all who come to stay or visit. When Rachel is not working, she is probably spending time with her family/friends or at the barn with her horses.
Paula McEnerney, LBSW, Intake Coordinator
Paula was born at St. John's hospital in Leavenworth KS and raised in rural Basehor. She graduated from Basehor High School and went on to obtain a bachelor's degree in social work from Washburn University. While attending college, Paula cared for my great grandmother and provided private duty support to an elderly woman in her home. She has worked in long term care and post-acute rehab for the past 22 years as she enjoys working with seniors.
Paula is married with two teenagers. She enjoys her family and friends, her dog, gardening, reading, exercise, homemaking, traveling, church involvement, and country living.
Riley Gray, MA, Activity Therapist II
Riley was born in College Station, TX and raised in West Lafayette, IN with her two younger siblings. She graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor's of Science in Psychological Science with a minor in Theatre from Ball State University in Muncie, IN in 2016. In 2018, she earned a Master's degree in Drama Therapy from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and is currently pursuing her Registered Drama Therapist credential. Riley loves drama, art, music, storytelling and making her patients laugh. She hopes to start an accessible drama program for people with disabilities in Kansas City someday as well as become a Dog Mom to as many shelter dogs as possible.
Fidelis Odoh, Activity Therapist II
Sarah Hembree, Unit Secretary