Kidron Bethel Village welcomes new Director of Nursing

November, 14, 2023

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. – Bluestem Communities’ Kidron Bethel Village life plan community has welcomed Shelby McCauley as its new Director of Nursing. McCauley will work closely with outgoing Director of Nursing, Blair Loganbill, before succeeding him upon his retirement at the end of 2023.

“We are delighted to welcome Shelby back to Kidron Bethel Village,” said Linda Peters, Kidron Bethel Village Executive Director. “Having worked here for several years previously, she understands Kidron Bethel Village’s and Bluestem Communities’ culture, environment and standards of high-quality, person-centered care. We are confident she will lead the nursing team with skill and professionalism while keeping resident needs and care at the forefront.”

McCauley comes to Kidron Bethel Village from six years at Wesley Medical Center (Wichita, Kan.), where she most recently served as a nurse manager. Prior to that, she served five years in nursing at Kidron Bethel Village. 

McCauley completed her nursing education from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College and Wichita (Kan.) Area Technical College.

Outgoing Director of Nursing, Blair Loganbill, has served the organization in the role for 11 years.

“I am thankful for the opportunities and challenges I have had while serving as director of nursing,” Loganbill said. “I consider it a privilege to have worked with so many talented and dedicated people.”

Recently under Loganbill’s leadership, Kidron Bethel Village earned a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). According to CMS, the rating is based on an organization’s performance on three sources: health inspections, staffing and quality measures. The rating system helps consumers, their families and caregivers compare health care options more easily. 

CMS states, “[Health care organizations] with five stars are considered to have much above average quality.” 

Learn more about Kidron Bethel Village’s five-star rating at

Kidron Bethel Village is one of the communities comprising Bluestem Communities, a non-profit organization that serves seniors through various living options, care settings and care-centered services. The Kidron Bethel Village life plan community offers living options for independent living, assisted living and long-term health care, and is accredited as a Comfort Matters dementia care provider.

Other communities comprising Bluestem Communities are Bluestem PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) in McPherson and Hutchinson, which provides services to older adults, allowing them to stay living in their own homes for as long as possible, and the Schowalter Villa life plan community in Hesston.


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