Tag: JoLynn Foster

Letter to the Editor from Richard Schneider: Appoint Michael Bergagnini

The votes are in, the citizens of Cowley County have spoken and now it is time for the Cowley College Board of Trustees to act. We re-elected three incumbents — Ned Graham, Bob Juden and Brian Sanderholm — to the board, and added to their number former county commissioner Gary […]

Cowley College dignitaries take part in Sumner groundbreaking ceremony

WELLINGTON — The dream is becoming a reality. Through hard work and vision from numerous individuals, the groundbreaking ceremony for Cowley College’s Sumner County campus took place Oct. 11 in Wellington. The location of the future campus is east of Walmart, along U.S. 160. Due to recent rain, the groundbreaking […]

Election filings begin for city commission, school board, college trustees

Local election season is just around the corner. In Arkansas City, there are three governing bodies that each will need to fill at least two seats in this fall’s elections. The deadline to file for candidacy is noon June 1. Three city commissioners — Charles Tweedy III, Jay Warren and […]

South Central Kansas Medical Center finishes another profitable month

South Central Kansas Medical Center is showing profit for the second month in a row. The total revenue for March was $789,471, an increase of more than $100,000 from March 2016. SCKMC Chief Financial Officer Holly Harper credited the increase to the new Geriatric Psych Unit and a laboratory program […]

South Central Kansas Medical Center Auxiliary volunteers recognized

The South Central Kansas Medical Center Auxiliary annual awards luncheon was held April 11. The event recognizes members who have shown an outstanding commitment to the hospital throughout the past year. With more than 50 active members, the organization provided a substantial impact to the hospital in 2016. SCKMC Board […]

Train Park under way: Hernandez announces restoration, fundraising plans

Big plans are being made for the train engine in Wilson Park. During the April 4 City Commission meeting, City Manager Nick Hernandez provided an update on Wilson Park master plan progress. The train was fenced off to the public recently in an effort to begin removing lead paint that […]

SCKMC pays for renovations as Geriatric Psych Unit details emerge

South Central Kansas Medical Center will pay for the renovations to its facility in order for Quality Health Care (QHC) of Arkansas City to move in. SCKMC will be responsible for all expenses associated with maintaining, leasing and renovating the space for the Geriatric Psychiatric Unit, according to a contract […]

Cowley College trustee disagrees with method of emergency payments

A Cowley College trustee expressed concern Oct. 17 about how the college has been paying some of its bills in the past month. Sid Regnier said he was not supportive of using credit cards to pay bills because of the chance that the bills will be paid twice. Since Sept. […]

Quorum presents study findings, praises SCKMC positives, offers solutions

Following an intensive study of the operations and finances of South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC), Quorum Health Resources shared many of its findings with the Arkansas City Public Building Commission on Oct. 14. While many of the findings were shared in open session, any information gathered by the health […]

SCKMC avoids Medicare infection penalty, unhappy with media coverage

South Central Kansas Medical Center will not be subject to a penalty from Medicare payments this year due to Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC). For the last two years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has withheld 1 percent of the funds due to SCKMC. The penalties were the result […]