Allied Health Students

Welcome to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. We look forward to having you as a student in our facility. Read about the History of Kadlec.

Quick Links: Student, Faculty, and Guest Portal

All requests for clinical placements in the Occupational, Physical, or Speech Therapy departments must be made in writing to the Kadlec Academic Services Department as well as to the respective department for placement. Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee placement.

For more information, refer to the Student Clinical Experience policy. Once placement has been confirmed, please visit the Student, Faculty, and Guest Portal for requirements to be completed prior to your clinical experience.

KRMC has the right to cancel a student placement at any time due to staffing availability.

Academic Services

Rachel Wabeke
Student Services Specialist
Office: 509-942-2356
Fax: 509-942-2819
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Occupational or Physical Therapy

Requests will be considered on an ongoing basis but will be first come first served for clinical placement.

Krista Allison, OTR/L, CIMI, CCCE, NTMTC
Occupational Therapist
Office: 509-942-4611 x136-5256
Cell: 509-942-2013
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Speech Therapy

Requests will be accepted on an individual basis.

Elsa L. Bepple, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Office: 509-946-4611 x136-4868
Cell: 509-378-5353
Fax: 509-942-2819
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Inpatient Respiratory Therapy

Requests will be accepted on an individual basis.

Gretchen Eslick, RN, BSN, CRRN
Inpatient Rehabilitation, Wound Care, and Respiratory Therapy Manager
Office: 509-946-4611 x136-4132
Fax: 509-942-2623
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Outpatient Respiratory Therapy

Requests will be accepted on an individual basis.

Jennie Weltz-Horpedahl, BSRT, RRT-NPS, AE-c, RPFT
Respiratory Care Practitioner Lead
Office: 509-942-2990 x5447
Fax: 509-942-2625
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Sherry Brandhorst, BSN, RN
Registered Nurse, Cardiopulmonary Rehab
Office: 509-942-2437
Cell: 509-308-0296
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All documents must be received before a request will be considered. Requests must be made by the school—student requests will not be accepted.

Additional Resources

Occupational Therapy Accreditation Data Form

Proceed with documentation only AFTER request has been approved.

School's Responsibilities

  1. Ensure current affiliation agreement and certificate of insurance (COI) are on file.
  2. Complete the shaded areas on the New Access Request form for students or instructors who will be new to Kadlec and e-mail to Rachel Wabeke three weeks prior to Orientation or first clinical date. If your school or facility is unable to request this information, the student will be responsible for providing it to Kadlec Academic Services. For questions regarding policy change, read the Policy Letter for Access Requirements.

    For returning students or instructors, complete the shaded areas on the Continuing Access Request form.
  3. Verify completion of student's Kadlec Passport and sign it. If your school does not have access to student records, the student will be responsible for providing all records to Kadlec Academic Services for review and verification. Email documents to Rachel Wabeke one week prior to Orientation or first clinical date.

    National background checks will include: OIG, GSA and Washington State Patrol (WATCH). You must notify Kadlec if a "hit" is discovered.

Student's Responsibilities