Selke Clinic Ribbon Cutting

(L to R) St. Luke's nephrologist Dr. Anibal Melo; BCHD Administrator Sean Eiftert,; Dr. Selke's wife, Dr. Anita Chacko; St. Luke's President & CEO Christine Candio; St. Luke's Nurse Practitioner Ruth Thurau; St. Luke's cardiologist Dr. Brian Kaebnick; and Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner.

An open house and ribbon cutting were held Saturday morning at the Bond County Health Department for the Selke Healthcare Center of St. Luke’s Hospital.

The center honors Dr. Kenneth Selke, a cardiologist who served Bond County for about 25 years before his unexpected death last fall.

Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner
Dr. Kenneth Selke’s family (L to R): daughter Deeya Selke, wife Dr. Anita Schacko, and son Zach Selke.

During Saturday’s program. Christine Candio, St. Luke’s president and CEO, talked about the partnership with the health department.

She said it was important to everyone at St. Luke’s to continue Dr. Selke’s legacy and the work he did in our community for over 20 years. She said he had a huge heart and loved Greenville.

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Bond County Health Department Administrator Sean Eifert said the clinic at the department would not exist were it not for Dr. Selke’s commitment to offering services locally.

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Greenville Mayor Allan Gaffner said Dr. Selke was part of the local community and a major contributor for the creation of the American Farm Heritage Museum. He expressed gratitude to those involved with the healthcare center.

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The health department and Selke Healthcare Center are located at 1520 South Fourth Street in Greenville.