Day: September 13, 2017

SCKMC Board of Trustees approves purchase of Winfield Medical Arts

In what was dubbed a “monumental achievement for South Central Kansas Medical Center,” the hospital’s board of trustees voted to move forward with the purchase of Winfield Medical Arts (WMA). A resolution, which was approved by the six present board members, was approved unanimously in a special meeting of the board on Sept. 12. The details of the contract signed that morning include the purchase of the building lease and all equipment owned by WMA, as well as the name of the clinic itself. The agreement also outlines future staffing arrangements, financial obligations on the part of SCKMC and payment arrangements for the purchase of the practice. Winfield Medical Arts is located at 3625 Quail Ridge Drive in south Winfield, just east of U.S. 77 and near Quail Ridge Golf Course. Working together “While we recognize there is risk with any merger, we are painfully aware of the result of remaining stagnant in an ever-changing medical climate,” SCKMC Board of Trustees Chair Carol Hearne said at the start of the meeting. “SCKMC’s leadership has placed a great amount of effort in looking for new and creative ways to offset the expenses required to be able to continue to provide full-service hospital care. This is the next step in that continuous process, and one … which we believe will provide great benefit to not only both entities involved, but all...

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Cowley alumnus Mitch Hoover running marathon to raise money for USO

Mitch Hoover, a 2010 graduate of Cowley College, plans to take part in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5 in order to raise money for the USO (United Service Organizations). After graduating from Cowley College, Hoover spent five years in the U.S. Marines Corps before being discharged honorably in November 2015. Hoover, who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, is asking individuals to donate to his running in the New York City Marathon at www.crowdrise.com/teamuso2017tcsnewyorkcitymarathon/fundraiser/mitchhoover. All of the proceeds from this effort will go to the USO. “I have always wanted to run a marathon, even if it is just once, and I cannot imagine a better time and place than my time here in NYC,” Hoover said. “The USO was always a safe haven for me, no matter where I was. There was always a place with food, entertainment (and) financial help. It made my time serving much more enjoyable and I wanted to give back.” Prior to the New York City Marathon, Hoover also will run in the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 22. “It’s a bit much, but the opportunity came up to do it, so I figured, ‘Why not?’” Hoover said. Hoover’s service, education Hoover enlisted in the Marines in December 2010. While he was in the Marines, he mainly served as a V-22 Osprey crew chief in Okinawa, Japan, where he was...

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