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.

Request Clinical Placement

Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee placement. KRMC has the right to cancel a student placement at any time due to staffing availability. 


Requests must be made by the school – student requests will not be accepted. The following documents must be included in a student's request to be considered:

Additional Resources

  • Occupational Therapy Accreditation Data Form

Submitting a Request

All requests for clinical placement must be made in writing to the academic services department at Kadlec. If you're requesting placement in the occupational, physical, or speech therapy departments, you must make a request in writing to the respective department for placement in addition to the academic services department.

For more information, refer to the Student Clinical Experience policy.

Academic Services

Rachel Wabeke
Student Services Specialist
Office: 509-942-2356
Fax: 509-942-2819
Send email

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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Clinical Placement Responsibilities

Once placement has been confirmed, there are requirements both the school and student need to complete prior to the student's clinical experience. Proceed with documentation only AFTER request has been approved. Understand clinical placement responsibilities.