William Newton Home Health Services receives zero deficiencies

Representatives from William Newton Home Health Services announced this week that the Winfield agency has received a zero-deficiency home health survey in a state and federal review. A zero-deficiency survey is acquired by providing excellent patient care, supplying proficient documentation, and establishing and executing exceptional protocol in daily operating procedures. […]

Preparation continues for SCKMC Landrush on Aug. 27

With roughly six weeks left before the second annual SCKMC Landrush, the “extreme obstacle race” is starting to generate some excitement. A fundraising event for South Central Kansas Medical Center, the Landrush will be held Aug. 27 at Patterson Park, across from the hospital. “I think the first year, everybody […]

Annual hydrant flushing program continues July 18

The City of Arkansas City is continuing its annual fire hydrant flushing program, with work proceeding in northeast Arkansas City starting today. The Environmental Services Division will begin flushing Section 8 — which includes all fire hydrants in the area of A Street and Kansas Avenue, north to Radio Lane […]

SCKMC administration focuses on recruitment

Physician recruitment continues to be a top priority of the South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) administration as it plans for long-term organizational success. Despite the addition of two new providers in the past year, Dr. Adam Keesling and Dr. Willie Posey, the medical center continues to recruit more general […]

Registration open for SCKMC Landrush event

Last August, South Central Kansas Medical Center was host to its first major fundraising event, the SCKMC Landrush. The 12-obstacle 5K race had 135 participants and raised more than $9,000 in its inaugural year. Now hospital staff are preparing for the 2016 fundraiser on Aug. 27. “This year should be […]

Bountiful Baskets to take orders early next week

Bountiful Baskets will return next week to Arkansas City, and with them, the opportunity to save on groceries. Bountiful Baskets is a co-op that offers a conventional produce basket every other week — each basket generally is half fruit and half vegetables. The monetary contribution required for the baskets is […]

Pieper purchases Riverstone Family Dental from Snowden

Dr. Daniel Snowden’s dental practice has changed hands, according to an Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce press release. “Dr. Benjamin Pieper, along with his wife, Jamie, and their four children are thrilled to have made their way (back) to Kansas,” the release states. “It is our mission at Riverstone […]

City officials urge fireworks safety by citizens

Fireworks are once again legal for sale and discharge within the city limits of Arkansas City. The sale and discharge of fireworks is permitted from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 27 through July 3, as well as from 10 a.m. to midnight July 4. City officials urge citizens again […]

Hospital board discusses physician recruitment

Physician recruitment continues to be a hot topic at South Central Kansas Medical Center. Staff has been courting two doctors for some time now, with no definite commitment from either. “They both like our community. They want to come here,” SKCMC Chief Executive Officer Virgil Watson said of the pair […]

SCKMC speaks about health care consultant

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted last week to approve up to $175,000 for Quorum Health Resources, LLC to perform a financial and operations study for South Central Kansas Medical Center. The strategic, financial and operations evaluation is mandated through the construction bonds for the new hospital. “When the […]