South Central Kansas Medical Center staff and family joined together recently to compete in the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas in the City Santa Run.

South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC)

Photo by Jeni McGee

The 5K run took place on Dec. 2 through downtown Ark City, and ended with hot chocolate and Christmas cookies for all of the participants.

Michelle Belindo, purchasing manager for the hospital, helped to organize the team.

“I was excited to be part of this, especially with the new clinic opening up and doing the wellness program,” she said.

“The turnout was excellent. I was impressed — we had (more than) 20 people there associated with the hospital. I appreciate everyone running in it and being involved.”

SCKMC Employee of the Month

Brittany Brandt, a registered nurse in the emergency department, recently was named the SCKMC employee of the month.

Brandt was nominated by a patient for being kind, friendly and helping to provide effective treatment for the patient’s health concerns.

She was presented with a certificate of appreciation by ER team leader Bonnie Schieber and will have a special parking spot reserved for her throughout December.

This information was provided by South Central Kansas Medical Center Marketing Director Clayton Pappan.