Health

Dr. Cassie Shaw pursuing internal medicine to new cities, opportunities

One of Arkansas City’s own has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Cassie Shaw, a 2006 Arkansas City High School graduate, has started blogging about her experiences in the medical field. She currently is chief resident in internal medicine at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, […]

SCKMC scaling back lab outreach program with $1.1M revenue in 2017

In a Sept. 19 update to the City Commission of Arkansas City, South Central Kansas Medical Center officials reported the hospital would be scaling back its laboratory outreach program. “That’s probably not something we’re going to do going forward,” said SKCMC chief executive officer Virgil Watson. To date in 2017, […]

Soroptimists collect items for Mosaic, hear about organization’s ventures

Nancy Maier, Mosaic community relations officer, and Leslie Lackamp, Mosaic executive director, spoke with the Arkansas City Soroptimist Club recently about the services their organization provides to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Mosaic was founded 104 years ago to “provide a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities.” The organization […]

At the push of a button: Fitness is about small choices, not just eating right

I love buttons. I can push a button to open my garage door. I can push a button to change television channels. I can push a button to wash my dishes and clothes. I even can push a button on my wrist watch to answer a phone call. But each […]

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 […]

Lind shares his depression experience as part of Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a nationally recognized effort to bring awareness to suicide and depression. Arkansas City native Nate Lind recently spoke at Harvard University regarding suicide and the increase in suicide rates among men. “Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people (younger than) 44. […]

South Central Kansas Medical Center plans purchase of Winfield Medical Arts

A special meeting of the South Central Kansas Medical Center Board of Trustees has been called for Sept. 12. The 7:30 a.m. special meeting has been arranged to discuss SCKMC purchasing Winfield Medical Arts (WMA). The copies of the contracts supplied by SCKMC staff include several details that still might […]

TSL offering ancestry DNA holiday special, in addition to other services

One Arkansas City business is offering an ancestry DNA screening special for the upcoming holiday season. Testing Services Limited (TSL) is a homegrown company owned by Linda Boswell. Boswell, a former nurse of 25 years, opened the business in 2014. Testing Services Limited is located at 1423 S. Summit St. […]

Alderbrook Village to launch new Alzheimer’s educational series next week

Alderbrook Village will start an educational series next week, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12, the four-part series will take place once a month, ending Dec. 12. These classes are free and open to anyone in the Arkansas City community. “Our educational series will be […]

Firefighters Fill the Boot on Labor Day for Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department is teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for the annual Fill the Boot Campaign on Labor Day. Local firefighters will fill their boots with donations from Arkansas City residents from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and […]