Danielle (Dani) Gantner has been named the new director of Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County, an affiliate of Memorial Health System in Abilene. She succeeds Carol Whitehair, who is retiring December 17 following almost 20 years as director, and over 45 years in healthcare.
Gantner has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) at Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County since October of 2015. She was later promoted to the role of Clinical Manager. Gantner is a 2013 graduate of Brown Mackie College and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) from Chamberlain University in 2020.
As director of Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County, Gantner will lead a dedicated team of almost 40 employees and approximately 50 volunteers who provide home health, hospice, and grief services throughout Dickinson County with staff in both Abilene and Herington. “I have been fortunate enough to work under one of the best home health and hospice leaders in the field,” said Gantner. “Carol Whitehair has taught me everything I know about HH&H (home health and hospice). In the HH&H world, Carol is well known for her wealth of knowledge and her drive to teach others. It is not uncommon that Carol gets a phone call or an email from other agencies somewhere in Kansas with a regulatory question. She knows her stuff, and I have some pretty big shoes to fill. I have a lot to learn, but I know Carol is leaving me with the best possible team here at HH&H. Thank you, Carol, for everything. We will do our best to continue to make you proud.”
Gantner moved to Abilene with her parents and three, older, siblings from Fairborn, Ohio when she was five years old. “I have basically lived here my entire life but continue to have family based in the Dayton, Ohio area, so I go back and visit as often as I can,” Gantner said. She is a graduate of Abilene High School.
Home Health and Hospice of Dickinson County is a non-profit organization committed to providing quality health care in your place of residence. Their services and programs, as well as relationships with patients, families, staff, colleagues, and the community, are guided by their commitment to quality service. They serve patients in Dickinson County and within a radius of 20 miles from either Abilene or Herington if outside Dickinson County.