Tag: SCKMC

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 […]

Pink Ladies help SCKMC Auxiliary by volunteering their time, talents, gifts

The “Pink Ladies” long have been a fixture at South Central Kansas Medical Center. “That’s what we’ve been called for years,” said SCKMC Auxiliary member and South Haven resident Leslie Sherman. Each Auxiliary member — dressed in coral pink smocks, white pants and white shoes — takes a turn staffing […]

“Obstacle observers,” other volunteers still needed for SCKMC Landrush

The SCKMC Landrush planning committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the Aug. 26 fundraiser. Additional help is needed in the form of “obstacle observers” — teams of two who oversee one of the 12 obstacles to ensure both participant safety and fair play — as well as parking attendants […]

Third annual SCKMC Landrush to add 10-mile bike race, new obstacles

With only a week left before this year’s South Central Kansas Medical Center Landrush, the race planning committee is completing the final details for a new event. The third annual SCKMC Landrush will take place on Aug. 26 at the hospital grounds in Patterson Park Subdivision. Opening ceremonies will begin […]

SCKMC trustees discuss financial stability, long-term goals at board retreat

The South Central Kansas Medical Center Board of Trustees held a “mini-retreat” on July 27 to begin re-evaluating the organization’s long-term strategic plan. The retreat was facilitated by Audrey Dunkel, senior director of financial advocacy for the Kansas Hospital Association, and lasted approximately three hours following a regular board meeting. […]

Arkansas City man jailed with no bond after battering police officer July 31

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man July 31 after a disturbance involving a pellet gun in central Arkansas City. During the arrest, the suspect struck an ACPD officer in the face, causing a serious injury. Michael Kevin Shine, 32, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault […]

Deadline for pledge letters for SCKMC tax credit grant program is July 26

South Central Kansas Medical Center is seeking pledges for tax credit contributions to be used for a state grant. If approved, the grant will help to raise funds for diagnostic imaging equipment, while also providing donors with a minimum 70-percent tax credit. The tax credit would be eligible on a […]

SCKMC telemedicine clinic to start in July; Auxiliary provides June donation

South Central Kansas Medical Center (SCKMC) is no stranger to telemedicine, having used the real-time interactive technology to provide communication between patients and off-site physician for a couple of years now. However, early next month, the hospital will expand its remote physician offerings to include outpatient specialists through a partnership […]

Despite higher census, SCKMC has pre-sales tax loss again in May finances

Finances again were the main topic of conversation when the South Central Kansas Medical Center Board of Trustees met Thursday morning to discuss regular business. Chief Financial Officer Holly Harper was unable to attend the meeting due to a death in the family, but Staff Accountant Darci Sampson came in […]