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Helt Promoted to Labette Health Human Resources Director

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Hospital news

Parsons, KS – Labette Health has promoted Benefits Manager Jessica Helt to the position of Human Resources Director.

Helt, a native of Labette County, received her Master of Business Administration from Pittsburg State University in 2020. She began her career at Labette Health in 2014 as the office manager at the hospital’s rehabilitation center and transitioned to the role of Benefits Manger in 2017.

I am incredibly excited and grateful for this opportunity to continue to grow with the hospital and serve our employees in this new capacity,” said Helt.

Helt is certified by Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) – a credential for senior-level HR professionals who develop strategies, lead the HR function, foster influence in the community, analyze performance metrics, and align HR strategies to organizational goals. She has served as President of the local SHRM chapter, is currently the Kansas State Government Affairs Director for KS SHRM and was the recipient of the “KS SHRM Rising Star” award. Helt also serves on the Parsons Chamber of Commerce Board.

“Jessica sincerely cares about the success of the Labette Health and understands the importance of that starting with our staff,” said Christina Sykes, VP Human Resources. “She has shown such commitment as she is always looking for ways to help out anyone, anywhere, including assisting staff with benefit questions, working health fairs and special events, performing COVID testing, and so much more.”

Labette Health continues to recruit for a variety of positions at its hospitals and clinic locations throughout Southeast Kansas. Apply online at


About Labette Health

Labette Health, serving a six-county area since 1961, is a 99-bed licensed, hospital that provides acute, intensive and inpatient rehabilitation services. Labette Health serves southeast Kansas with clinics in Altamont, Chanute, Cherryvale, Chetopa, Coffeyville, Erie, Independence, Oswego, Parsons, and St. Paul, including an emergency department in Parsons and Independence and four express care locations - Parsons, Chanute, Independence and Oswego. Labette Health, renowned for its comprehensive healthcare services, state-of-the-art technology and skilled medical staff, is recognized by CMS as a Four-Star Hospital and is nationally recognized by Blue Cross as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee & Hip Replacement and Maternity Care. For more information, visit or