Southwest Medical Center Announces VP Retirement

LIBERAL, KS –  Southwest Medical Center announces the retirement of Vice-President of Patient Care Services, Robin Allaman, RN, BSN, effective October 23, 2020, and the retirement of Utilization Management Director, Mike Allaman, RN, effective October 16, 2020.  The pair retires after more than 60 combined years of service & dedication to SWMC.

Robin began her career at Southwest Medical Center in June 1989 as a registered nurse in the OB Unit.  In 1996 she was promoted to Clinical Care Coordinator over the OB Unit and became the OB/GYN Nurse Manager in 2002.  She served in that management role for 16 years before being selected as Vice-President of Patient Care Services in February 2018.  She completed her Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from Tabor College in 2018.  Robin has served as an instructor on a variety of health topics, member of many local community boards, member of professional nursing societies, and has served on several health improvement committees within the hospital and community.

Robin Allaman, Vice-President of Patient Care Services commented, “Mike and I are so thankful for our work home, that is Southwest Medical Center and the wonderful community to raise our family in.

Mike began his career at Southwest Medical Center in January 1989 as a part-time Paramedic/MICT in the Emergency Department.  Mike completed his RN in 2003 and began working in the Emergency Department, ICU, & Surgical Unit.  He was quickly promoted to House Coordinator in 2005.  Mike served as House Coordinator until accepting the Utilization Management Director position in 2018.  Throughout his career at SWMC, he was also a part-time Certified Flight RN for Eagle Med.

The Allamans were high-school sweethearts, marrying after both graduated from high school.  Mike & Robin have two adult children, Morgan – a Kindergarten teacher in Garden City, KS, and Garrett – a Science teacher at Eisenhower Middle School in Liberal.  The Allamans plan to enjoy their retirement and relocate to Arizona in the near future while celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary in December.

A retirement reception was hosted by SWMC on Friday, October 16, 2020, with many past and present colleagues in attendance.  They were honored with placing their name placards on the Wall of Honor; a prestigious display honoring and showcasing the names of past employees who have retired in good standing with twenty or more years of service.

Robert Whitaker, President & CEO commented, “Mike and Robin have led with expertise and passion while displaying a truly patient-centered commitment and connection to their community, they will be missed tremendously.  We are thankful for their dedication, reliability, and advocacy for excellent patient care over the past 30 years and wish them all the happiness in their retirement.  The senior leadership team has begun the process of recruiting a new Vice-President of Patient Care Services & Utilization Management Director for the organization.