Tag: Duane Oestmann

SCKMC updates commission on Senior Health census, new billing initiative

South Central Kansas Medical Center personnel provided a financial update during a City Commission of Arkansas City meeting Nov. 7. SCKMC Chief Financial Officer Holly Harper was on hand to provide a look at some of the September and October numbers. Harper said the average daily census dipped in September, […]

Hundreds turn out to sound the whistle, ring the bell at train re-dedication

More than 250 people gathered Oct. 24 at Wilson Park to witness the official unveiling of the newly renovated train engine. “Welcome to the Wilson Park train re-dedication and Arkalalah kickoff,” said Commissioner Duane Oestmann, greeting them. “This is what everyone in the Arkansas City area has been anxious to […]

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 […]

More than 100 turn out for Fall Cleanup Day event; 39 properties benefit

The City of Arkansas City’s 2017 Fall Cleanup Day event was a great success, city commissioners learned in a report during their meeting Tuesday night. An estimated 115 to 120 volunteers showed up Saturday morning at the Wilson Park rotunda to pitch in with the grassroots cleanup event. The city […]

City Commission annexes, rezones property for new KanPak warehouse

The City Commission of Arkansas City approved two items during its Oct. 3 meeting that will allow KanPak to move forward with a multi-million-dollar distribution warehouse facility in Goff Industrial Park. Both items were recommended last month by the Arkansas City Planning Commission. The first action the commissioners took annexed […]

Mayor Jurkovich reflects on background, coaching, reasons for running

Mayor Dan Jurkovich might not be an Ark Citian by birth, but his dedication to his adopted town is evident from his time on the City Commission of Arkansas City. His business acumen has served him well while dealing with the tough financial issues that the city has experienced in recent […]

Jurkovich elected mayor, Welch vice mayor; Oestmann honored for service

The City Commission of Arkansas City did some restructuring during its Sept. 19 meeting as Commissioner Dan Jurkovich was voted in as the new mayor. Jurkovich had several members of his family, as well as players on the volleyball team he coaches, in attendance. “Thank you to my family and […]

SCKMC scaling back lab outreach program with $1.1M revenue in 2017

In a Sept. 19 update to the City Commission of Arkansas City, South Central Kansas Medical Center officials reported the hospital would be scaling back its laboratory outreach program. “That’s probably not something we’re going to do going forward,” said SKCMC chief executive officer Virgil Watson. To date in 2017, […]

Commissioners name four unsafe structures, hear passenger rail update

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 4-0 on Sept. 5 to declare several structures in Arkansas City as unsafe and dangerous. The structures all are in a state of disrepair. Many need work to the foundation or roof, or mold removal. Six structures — located at 215 North B St., 306 North […]

Commission briefed on RISE Cowley, Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant

Tom Langer, City-Cowley County Health Department administrator and public health officer, appeared Aug. 15 before the City Commission of Arkansas City to talk about RISE Cowley. Cowley County, through the RISE Cowley health coalition, was one of eight Kansas communities recently selected as a grantee of Pathways to a Healthy […]