Meet Team Accessible
PROVIDING EXCELLENCE IN HOME HEALTH THROUGH EXPERIENCE
Debra Bengston, RN BSN
Administrator and Owner
Since earning her BSN from the University of Texas at Arlington, Debra has built a career providing home-based care for 23(?) years. Her experience spans staff nursing, marketing, teaching, and operations as the owner and administrator of Accessible since 2008. Recognizing a growing need for home-based services across her Central Kansas community, Debra launched Accessible Home Health with a mission to ensure quality home health is an option for patients in our rural communities. Continuing that same mission, Debra founded Accessible Home Care in 2012, earning ACHC certification and Medicare approval to become to sole accredited provider of Medicare services in the region. Today, Accessible is the leading provider of clinical, personal therapeutic and specialized home health care across Central, North Central and Eastern Kansas. Debra has served on the advisory board of the Disability Planning Organization of Kansas, as president and 20 year member of Noon Network AMBUCS Salina, as a committee member on the Saline County Planning and Zoning Commission, as a board member of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, and plays an active role as a member of the Professional Advisory Committee at the Kansas Wesleyan Department of Nursing.
Jody Free, SHRM-CP
Jody is a proud graduate of Emporia State University. She and her family have lived in Salina for the last 16 years. Jody has served on the board for the Salina Human Resource Management Association and is a SHRM Certified Professional. Jody has been the Director of HR at Accessible for seven years.
Sr. Financial Manager
Jeff joined the Accessible Home Health team in August 2018. He received his BA in Business from Belmont University in Nashville and MBA from Missouri University of Science & Technology. He has worked in Accounting and Finance for 7 years in various roles.
Matt Hessman serves as our Community Liaison for our northern coverage area and is operates from our Minneapolis location. Matt is a graduate of Kansas State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Management and a minor in Business. He and his wife live in Minneapolis with their two beautiful children. Matt has a passion for helping people and stays busy volunteering within the community. He is currently the Grand Knight for the Minneapolis chapter of the Knights of Columbus and is an active member of the church.
Mendy Glaze RN
Staff Registered Nurse
Branch Services Coordinator
Salina & Minneapolis
Melissa was born and raised in Abilene. She holds an Associate degree in Business Administration Technology from Salina Area Technical College. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Branch Services Coordinator
Junction City & Washington
Ginger joined Accessible Home Health in July 2022 as the Branch Services Coordinator for the Junction City office. She has worked in the home health industry for over 20 years with experience in both home health and hospice. Ginger was born and raised south of Junction City. She moved to Michigan for 15 years and came back to Junction City in 2007. Ginger and her husband Mark, and her daughter Amberlynn love to camp and fish. Ginger also enjoys her time with her family and friends.
Each of our team members undergo a rigorous screening process prior to employment. You can rest assured our team is skilled, honest, competent and most of all caring. Pre-employment screening, at a minimum, criminal background check, driving record check, OIG and National Sex offender registry check, TB screening, reference checks, professional licensure verification as well as skills verification and completion of CPR certification. Employees undergo extensive pre-employment training on safety, ethics, MSDS, HIPAA, confidentiality, Medicare standards, Infection control, regulatory guidelines, prevention of fraud and abuse, detecting and reporting adult abuse. These are just a few of the many steps we take to ensure we have the best employees delivering exceptional care.