Tag: Rural Health Clinic

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 […]

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, […]

South Central Kansas Medical Center plans purchase of Winfield Medical Arts

A special meeting of the South Central Kansas Medical Center Board of Trustees has been called for Sept. 12. The 7:30 a.m. special meeting has been arranged to discuss SCKMC purchasing Winfield Medical Arts (WMA). The copies of the contracts supplied by SCKMC staff include several details that still might […]

Year 2016 featured quakes, elections, Burford opening, funding decisions

The year 2016 began with tremors felt in Arkansas City. A group of more than 20 earthquakes in and around Fairview, Oklahoma, included two significant quakes that were felt right here at home. The strongest of them topped out at 4.7 and 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale, respectively. The […]

South Central Kansas Medical Center documentation improves finances

South Central Kansas Medical Center staff and physicians recently started a new program they think will help to increase reimbursements at their facility and ultimately improve patient care. Payment for service is a moving target in the health care industry — constant changes to government regulations and insurance provider requirements […]

SCKMC Board of Trustees writes off $82,000 in charity care

Finances continue to be a central concern for staff at South Central Kansas Medical Center, City of Arkansas City officials and citizens at large. During the Oct. 20 Board of Trustees meeting, several key factors in SCKMC’s financial outlook were discussed, including health care consultant Quorum Health Resources’ recent survey […]

Arkansas City notified of three-spot upgrade in medical center bond status

The City of Arkansas City was notified Oct. 6 by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. that the lease rental revenue bond rating for the Arkansas City Public Building Commission will be upgraded from Caa1, with a negative outlook, to B1, with a stable outlook. The Public Building Commission, which comprises the […]

SCK Clinic finally named Rural Health Clinic

After more than a year of trying to push its application through, South Central Kansas Clinic (SCKC) finally has been awarded federal Rural Health Clinic status. This was one of the many “to do” items outlined by South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) that ultimately should help to increase its […]

SCKMC speaks about health care consultant

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted last week to approve up to $175,000 for Quorum Health Resources, LLC to perform a financial and operations study for South Central Kansas Medical Center. The strategic, financial and operations evaluation is mandated through the construction bonds for the new hospital. “When the […]

SCKMC hosts series of town hall meetings

“A Cent Makes Sense” is the message that South Central Kansas Medical Center officials spread during a series of recent town hall meetings. SCKMC chief operations officer Clayton Pappan spoke May 9 to a group of nearly 20 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254, the last public meeting before […]