Lesia Dipman, the administrative program director at Larned State Hospital, was named the facility's acting superintendent Monday.
Laura Howard, the acting secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, appointed to Dipman to replace Bill Rein, who retired.
Dipman has worked for the state for 34 years, starting in 1984 at Larned State Hospital where she worked in a variety of positions ranging from food service to the nursing department.
In 2004, Dipman became the hospital's director of social services. Two years later, she moved over to the hospital's security program, where she served as . . .