Cowley HealthWoRX might be the new kid on the block in the local medical scene, but the nurse practitioner running the health center is very familiar with Arkansas City.

Cherie Bahm, an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), has more than 15 years of experience in health care.

This experience includes both men’s and women’s health care, labor and delivery, urgent care, rural hospital settings, and clinic management.

While she originally is from Nebraska, Bahm has been a resident of Kansas for more than 20 years.

Now she is a resident of Arkansas City, where she lives with her two children, Nicholas and Wyatt.

Bahm background

Bahm’s educational track began in 1999, when she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Southwestern College in Winfield.

From there, she went to Baker University in Wichita and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 2002.

In 2017, she completed the Walden University master of science in nursing program.

Bahm is licensed by the Kansas Board of Nursing as an APRN and registered nurse, and board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Direct Primary Care

Bahm’s involvement with Cowley HealthWoRX was announced last December after Direct Primary Care was instituted at South Central Kansas Medical Center.

“Direct Primary Care is changing the culture of health care in Kansas and across the nation,” Bahm said.

“I am fortunate and excited to be a part of changing the culture of health care.”

There is only one other similar clinic in Kansas, located in Garden City. These clinics are not operated like traditional medical centers.

Cowley HealthWoRX is focused on providing primary and preventive health care services to employers, families, and individuals at its clinic.

“This is a unique opportunity for our hospital and our community,” Bahm said. “High-quality health care is evidenced by patient satisfaction with time spent engaged with the provider, personalized health management plans and positive health outcomes.”