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Healthy Employee Month

The Wellness Committee at CCMC recognizes the workplace’s role in helping to create healthy employees.

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Family Photography

Photography runs in the family. Justin Begnoche had his own photography business for twelve years.

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Healthy Employee Month

The Wellness Committee at CCMC recognizes the workplace’s role in helping to create healthy employees.

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Cross-Stitch Display

Cross-stitch is the oldest form of embroidery and can be found all over the world. Linda Yarrow’s cross-stitch is on display in the hospital dining room until December 18, 2015.

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National Recognition for Performance

Clay County Medical Center today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

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Healthy Employee Month

The Wellness Committee at CCMC recognizes the workplace’s role in helping to create healthy employees.

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Emergency Entrance Sign

In an effort to serve our patients more efficiently, access to the Emergency Department is shared with the Outpatient Clinic entrance on the west side of the hospital.

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Clifton Art Buffs

The Clifton Art Buffs are displaying some of their artwork in the dining room of the Clay County Medical Center through November 13, 2015.

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Healthy Employee Month

The Wellness Committee at CCMC recognizes the workplace’s role in helping to create healthy employees.

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Piotique Parade

Each department plays an important role as members of the healthcare team and by representing the hospital outside of the workplace

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Digital Art Paintings and Photos

Floyd Hansford and his wife Deana brings both digital art paintings (hyperrealism) and photographs for their art display in the hospital dining room until October 9, 2015.

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Quilt Display

This Raggedy Andy quilt display by Peggy Rikli was given to her oldest son Joshua by his grandma (Peggy’s mother) when he was 2-years old. It was made by a friend of the family.

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Healthy Employee Month

The Wellness Committee at CCMC recognizes the workplace’s role in helping to create healthy employees.

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4-H Club Artshow

The Lincoln Creek 4-H Club is now showing artwork created during the 2014 -2015 4-H year at Clay County Medical Center.

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New Dermatology Clinic

Clay County Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. David W. Harden, Erin Thornton and Casey Jankord from Manhattan Dermatology will join providers offering services through the Outpatient Clinic.

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Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

We are proud of the highly qualified and dedicated professional staff in the Respiratory Therapy Department at Clay County Medical Center and of their commitment to restoring health, promoting wellness and providing comfort...

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Textile Artshow

The Look of Stain Glass thru Fabric by Sandy Ruthstrom now showing in the hospital dining room until July 31, 2015.

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LSVT Big and Loud

Speech Pathologist, Brenda Bohnenblust and Occupational Therapist, Shawna Pederson have recently been certified as LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD clinicians, allowing them to provide the highest quality of Parkinson’s care available.

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Fullington Gives to Hospital

Dusty Mullin presented Austin M. Gillard, CEO and Marcia Newell a check from the Marc C. Fullington Estate in the amount of $5,000.00 for the Clay County Hospital Foundation.

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Jermark's Photography

Kade Jermark's photography is on display in the hospital dining room until June 26, 2015. Kade Jermark has accumulated many photographs of different scenes over the span of four years.

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Employee Barbecue

In May, hospitals across the country celebrate National Hospital Week. At Clay County Medical Center employees were treated to an annual barbecue by the hospital’s board of trustees.

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Splish, Splash, Kindergarten Bash

Clay County Medical Center hosted 95 kindergarten students and their teachers for the annual Teddy Bear Clinic on May 8, 2015. The program, which began in 2006, was designed to ease apprehension in children when visiting the hospital by creating a fun and inviting environment.

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Foundation Annual Meeting

The Clay County Hospital Foundation’s Annual Dinner was held on Monday, May 4, 2015, at St. Peter and Paul Parish Center. Foundation President Mike Floersch thanked the membership for their continued support and also recognized the board members for their years of service.

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Animals Artshow

The Animals Artshow is on display until May 22, 2015. The Artshow located in the dining room featuring different artists, photographers, and collectors who were invited to enter up to three pieces showcasing an animal.

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Get to know our new CEO

Greetings! First off, I would like to say ‘thank you’ for the opportunity to become the next CEO of Clay County Medical Center (CCMC). After meeting with the staff and Board of CCMC during my interview, I was very impressed with their focus on providing high quality patient care, their openness to change, and their desire to grow healthcare services provided in Clay County.

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March of Dimes

Clay County Medical Center hosted a presentation by Diane M. Daldrup, March of Dimes, State Director of Program & Government Affairs. Avenues of collaboration designed to improve birth outcomes and address disparities through implementation of “Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait (HBWW) and Becoming a Mom” program were discussed.

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Doctors' Day

Clay County Medical Center Celebrates Doctors' Day on March 30, 2015. Our appreciation goes out to the many professionals who provide quality medical care to members of this community locally as well as through the Outpatient Clinic.

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New Chief Executive Officer Hired

After a comprehensive search process, the Board of Trustees of Clay County Medical Center has chosen Austin M. Gillard, MHA as the organization's next Chief Executive Officer. Gillard will succeed Bob Mullen, interim CEO.

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Photography Show

Now showing in the hospital dining room photography from Dr. Fernando Ugarte until April 17, 2015. The photographs on display are taken locally and from his travels around the world.

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LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Treatment

Recently, our Speech Pathologist, Brenda Bohnenblust and Occupational Therapist, Shawna Pederson attended the LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Workshop in Manhattan, KS. They are now prepared to receive referrals in order to treat patients with Parkinson disease and neurological conditions.

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Emergency Entrance Changes

In an effort to serve our patients more efficiently, access to the emergency department will be through the outpatient clinic entrance on the west side of the hospital. This entrance will be used 24/7.

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Admissions and Dismissals will no longer be published

Beginning March 1st, patient admissions and dismissals will no longer be published in the newspaper or on the hospital’s website. This decision to follow federal regulations around security and privacy standards was made by the executive team of the hospital, supported by the board and should not reflect negatively upon our local newspaper.

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Pop Art Display

Amy Kern's work pulls from her life experiences: growing up on a farm in the mid-west, the duality of love, nostalgic advertising and mass media as well as the POP art masters: Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein.

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Interim CEO Update

Rita Buurman’s time as interim CEO of the hospital was shorter than either she or the hospital board intended it to be. At a special meeting on January 11, 2015, Rita gave notice to the Clay County Hospital Board of Trustees that she won’t be able fulfill the obligations of the position due to complications of a recent surgery.

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Interim CEO Hired

Rita K. Buurman has officially taken over her new duties as CEO of Clay County Medical Center.  She comes from Sabetha Community Hospital, Inc. in Sabetha, KS where she was a registered nurse and later served as nearly 30 years as Chief Executive Officer from 1978 until her retirement in 2008.

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