Health

WNH audiologist McCaslin featured in KSHA Connection spotlight

KSHA Connection, the newsletter of the Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, recently featured Dr. April McCaslin in its monthly “spotlight.” McCaslin, who lives in Arkansas City and is married to Arkansas City Police Department Capt. Mark McCaslin, has worked as an audiologist for William Newton Hospital in Winfield for the last three […]

Campus Fire Safety Month focuses on fire risks in dormitories, housing

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring September as Campus Fire Safety Month. As college students settle into dormitories, residence halls and off-campus housing, Kansas Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen urges them to take the threat of fire seriously. “Many students are living away from home for the first […]

Local firefighters to Fill the Boot 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. Sept. 5 at the intersection of Fifth Avenue […]

Watch out for these 10 warning signs of early Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is life-altering for those with the disease and for their loved ones. The disease causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. The median age of those affected is approximately 65 years old, but early-onset Alzheimer’s can be seen as young as 30. There are early […]

SCKMC trustees discuss potential revenue increase from coding

The South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) Board of Trustees heard a report during its Aug. 25 meeting from Michele Hand, of TruBridge, that outlined potential growth in compensation for the financially troubled hospital. TruBridge is a firm that SKCMC has utilized for help with billing services since February 2015. […]

Cowley County Safe Homes closes doors, citing financial difficulties

Cowley County Safe Homes officially has closed its doors. A letter addressed to community members and “collaborative partners,” dated Aug. 16, states the Winfield-based agency has “made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend agency services and operations until fiscal matters are addressed and personnel are re-established.” As of 8 a.m. […]

WNH Healthways, farmers market announce Crop Hop Fun Run

William Newton Hospital’s Healthways program and the Walnut Valley Farmers Market have announced their participation in the first-ever Crop Hop Fun Run. From 7 to 9 a.m. Sept. 24, there will be a fun run at Island Park in Winfield. The free event will feature a 3.1-mile run/walk through the […]

Humane Society running $13 adoption special, seeking volunteers

The Cowley County Humane Society will have an adoption special until Aug. 27. This year, the humane society is celebrating 13 years in business. With a donation of bleach, paper towels and dish soap, adopting a dog during this special will cost only $13. There also will be free cat […]

Cowley College host to another successful CARE Conference

A total of 62 area childcare providers and educators took part in the Cowley CARE Conference on Aug. 13 at Cowley College’s Webb-Brown Academic Center. The event featured a keynote speaker and breakout sessions. For the first time, a morning option of CPR and first aid certification was offered. Janet […]

Cowley College’s Allied Health Center offering fall classes

Cowley College’s Allied Health Center in Winfield is offering some exciting fall classes. Cowley has teamed with area fire departments to offer a Fire Science certificate program that will help to meet their employment needs. Firefighter I classes will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in […]