South Central Kansas Medical Center has celebrated two notable retirements within the past month.

Phyllis McCorgary retired as the hospital’s medical staff coordinator on Feb. 24, and Jane Campbell retired as director of quality performance and risk management on March 17. The retirees were honored with receptions attended by staff and guests.

McCorgary announced her retirement to the hospital’s Board of Trustees during its February meeting. “This has been very rewarding,” she said. “The hospital is very important to our community and to the people. I’m so very grateful for everyone for (serving on the board).”

Campbell also announced her retirement to the board at the same meeting.

“It’s been a real privilege to work for this hospital, and this board in particular. I think you are an outstanding board,” Campbell said. “I ask that you continue to support this hospital. It’s a gem. The facility is great, certainly, but the people who work here are amazing — not just in the care they provide, but in their humanity. The times they have gone over and above what they have been called to do as nurses, aides, billers or coders, they never failed to see our patients as human beings. That is something that is so important in health care. I know they appreciate your support. Thank you for the opportunity.”

Board chair Carol Hearne addressed the retirees. “On behalf of the board, we would like to thank you for your service and all you have done for us while trying to keep us in order the best you could. We appreciate you,” she said.

This information was provided by South Central Kansas Medical Center Marketing Director Clayton Pappan.