Heather Banks, RN, BSN
Director of Health Services
Heather Banks earned an RN from Owens
Community College in 2003, and completed her BSN at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2010. Born in Rensselear, Ind., she practiced as a medical surgery nurse in Toledo, Ohio, for approximately 12 years. She returned to Indiana in 2005 and has served on the staff at the Health and Wellness Center at Grace College and, most recently, at Kosciusko Community Hospital. She lives in Columbia City with her two daughters.
Kelly Hippensteel joined Manchester University in January 2005. She had previously worked in human resources for five years and has an associate's degree in accounting. She is also the administrative assistant for Counseling Services.
Student Health Assistants
Health Assistants work under the supervision of the director of health services and are considered part of the student development student staff. Health assistants are expected to live on campus and are expected to participate in a reasonable number of activities on campus. However, this position in health care should be considered the principle out-of-class activity and responsibility. Staff members are expected to maintain good academic standing and a standard of personal conduct commensurate with their responsibilities. A health assistant is on call from 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. on weekdays, and from 5 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Monday on the weekends, during which time they must remain on campus. Health assistants are required to understand, follow and sign this statement of confidentiality upon beginning employment with Manchester University Health Services:
I understand that in the course of my employment at Manchester University Health Services, I will be exposed to personal confidential medical information. I realize that this information has been recorded and obtained for the purpose of medical treatment of the patient and is strictly confidential. I shall use the information only in completion of my job responsibilities and will hold it in the most strict confidence. Under no circumstance will I release any information to an unauthorized person. Under no circumstance will I tamper with, alter or destroy confidential information from a medical record within the retention period. I understand that violation of this policy subjects termination of employment.