Health

SCKMC partners with RHS to launch direct primary care pilot program

The South Central Kansas Medical Center Board of Trustees voted 7-0 on Oct. 19 to move forward with a plan that could revolutionize the way people in Cowley County access medical care. This plan involves partnering with Revere Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (RHS), a company that provides direct, employee-based primary and […]

Dining with Diabetes: Fall classes next two months to assist with food prep

When I was pregnant with my second child, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. My doctor referred me to a dietitian who helped me to understand the importance of diet and exercise. My family was supportive and I was able to manage my blood sugar levels. Education and support were […]

Jordan fights stage 4 breast cancer; friend seeks help for family expenses

Local resident Debbie Jordan has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. She has taken a leave of absence from work and is unable to go back for the time being. Her friend and co-worker, Patty DeHaven, has created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the Jordan family […]

SCKMC enters ‘Stone Age’ with #620rocks near medical center chapel

A new craze is sweeping Cowley County and South Central Kansas Medical Center is jumping on the bandwagon. #620rocks is a local Facebook group dedicated to spreading joy through one of the planet’s most common items — rocks. Many might have noticed the brightly colored rocks sitting around Arkansas City […]

Winfield resident Calvin to sign copies of ‘The Bluebonnet Child’ at Graves

Winfield resident Meggie Lee Calvin will sign copies of her book, “The Bluebonnet Child,” at Graves Drug in downtown Arkansas City during Arkalalah. Calvin, who serves as director of children’s and family ministry at First United Methodist Church in Winfield, addresses the issue of children who don’t have a healthy […]

Drive-through flu shot clinic available Oct. 11 at Agri-Business Building

Oct. 11 is the first opportunity for local residents to obtain a 2017 influenza vaccination without having to leave the comfort of their car or truck. The City-Cowley County Health Department will be host to a drive-through flu shot clinic from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Agri-Business Building, […]

100-plus Cowley students take part in Health and Human Services Day

Students interested in pursuing a career in Allied Health, cosmetology, criminal justice, education, EMS or related fields attended Cowley College’s Health and Human Services Day on Oct. 4 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. More than 100 students and around a dozen vendors attended at the event. This year, […]

Mammogram special begins at South Central Kansas Medical Center

A report from the American Cancer Society finds that about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. In 2017 alone, an estimated 252,710 women will be diagnosed and an estimated 40,610 will die with invasive breast cancer. At South Central Kansas Medical […]

SCKMC emergency room providers to sponsor Lifesaver of the Month

Medical providers at South Central Kansas Medical Center recently launched a new program to honor staff who assist with the care of the facility’s most critical patients. Providers with Integrity Healthcare Professionals announced the recognition program last week. Integrity Healthcare Professionals partners with the medical center to provide emergency room […]

SCKMC, city officials have discussion; Public Building Commission meets

South Central Kansas Medical Center administrators fielded serious questions from Arkansas City Mayor Dan Jurkovich and City Manager Nick Hernandez during the Sept. 28 meeting of the SCKMC Board of Trustees. The questions came on the heels of SCKMC’s announced intention to scale back a project that had showed significant […]