Tag: SCKMC Board of Trustees

SCKMC has to pay back lab outreach money, posts $1.5 million pretax loss

With one more month remaining in 2017, South Central Kansas Medical Center announced an overall loss thus far, before sales tax, of $1.5 million. Those excess expenses over revenue are due in part to increased costs of doing business, but several projects that were put into place to generate money […]

Letter from McLeod: Secure Ark City’s future with a vote for Jay Warren

We all know that Jay Warren is a huge supporter of everything positive for Ark City. We see him at all the fundraisers — he’s the cook most of the time — and of course he supports Ark City organizations financially, as well. What we don’t always think about is […]

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 […]

Candidate Q&A: Lance Niles — USD 470 Board of Education

Name: Lance Niles Position you are running for: USD 470 Board of Education (BOE) Family members (e.g. spouse, children, grandchildren): Tamara Niles, spouse; children — Natalie Niles, eighth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School, and Will Niles, sixth-grader at Arkansas City Middle School. We also are hosting an exchange student this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]