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CAH's and Networks

All Critical Access Hospitals are part of a rural health network. In applying for certification, a CAH must submit a plan to the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and this plan must stipulate a Supporting Hospital and the rural network to which the CAH will belong. These plans describe agreements between the CAH and Supporting Hospital regarding patient referral and transfer, the provision of emergency and non-emergency transportation among members, and medical staff credentialing, risk management, quality assurance and peer review. There are 83 CAHs in Kansas that participate in 19 rural health networks. These networks and their members are listed below.

KRHOP Map [PDF]    Rural Health Networks Map

Listing of KRHOP participants:


Bluestem Rural Health Network

Supporting Hospital: Wesley Medical Center, Wichita
CAH: Fredonia Regional Hospital, Fredonia
CAH: Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute
CAH: St. Luke Hospital & Living Center, Marion

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Cedar Valley Health Network

Supporting Hospital: Saint Luke’s South, Overland Park
CAH: Anderson County Hospital, Garnett

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Eastern Kansas Rural Health Network

Supporting Hospital: Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park
CAH: Allen County Hospital, Iola

Flint Hills Regional Health Network

Supporting Hospital: Mercy Regional Health Center, Inc.
CAH: Clay County Medical Center, Clay Center
CAH: Community Memorial Healthcare, Inc., Marysville
CAH: Wamego City Hospital, Wamego
CAH: Washington County Hospital, Washington

Heartland Health Alliance CAH Collaborative Network

Supporting Hospital: BryanLGH Med. Ctr., Lincoln, NE
CAH: Hanover Hospital, Hanover

Heartland Health Systems

Supporting Hospital: Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, MO
CAH: Atchison Hospital, Atchison

Jane Phillips Health Care Network

Supporting Hospital: Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, OK
CAH: Sedan City Hospital, Sedan

Cottonwood Health Alliance

Supporting Hospital: St. Francis Health Center, Topeka
CAH: Hiawatha Community Hospital, Hiawatha
CAH: Holton Community Hospital, Holton
CAH: Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, Seneca

Northeast Kansas Rural Health Alliance

Supporting Hospital: Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Topeka
CAH: Community Healthcare System, Inc., Onaga
CAH: F.W. Huston Medical Center, Winchester
CAH: Morris County Hospital, Council Grove
CAH: Horton Community Hospital, Horton
CAH: Sabetha Community Hospital, Inc., Sabetha

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Northwest Kansas Health Alliance

Supporting Hospital: Hays Medical Center, Hays
CAH: Cheyenne County Hospital, St. Francis
CAH: Citizens Memorial Hospital, Colby
CAH: Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington
CAH: Edwards County Hospital, Kinsley
CAH: Gove County Medical Center, Quinter
CAH: Graham County Hospital, Hill City
CAH: Grisell Memorial Hospital District #1, Ransom
CAH: Harlan County Health System, Alma, NE
CAH: Kiowa County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg
CAH: Lane County Hospital, Dighton
CAH: Logan County Hospital, Oakley
CAH: Minneola District Hospital, Minneola
CAH: Ness County District #2 Hospital, Ness City
CAH: Norton County Hospital, Norton
CAH: Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned
CAH: Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg
CAH: Rawlins County Health Center, Atwood
CAH: Rooks County Health Center, Plainville
CAH: Rush County Memorial Hospital, LaCrosse
CAH: Russell Regional Hospital, Russell
CAH: Scott County Hospital, Scott City
CAH: Sheridan County Health Complex, Hoxie
CAH: Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center
CAH: Trego Co.-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney

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Oswego Medical Center/Freeman Health Systems Healthcare Network

Supporting Hospital: Freeman Health System, Joplin, MO
CAH: Oswego Community Hospital, Oswego

Ozarks and Great Plains Health Alliance of SE Kansas

Supporting Hospital: St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, MO
CAH: St. John's Maude Norton Memorial Hospital, Columbus

Sherman St. Anthony Rural Health Network

Supporting Hospital: St. Anthony Hospital Central, Denver, CO
CAH: Goodland Regional Medical Center, Goodland

South Central Kansas Rural Health Network

Supporting Hospital: Hutchinson Hospital, Hutchinson
CAH: Ellinwood District Hospital, Ellinwood
CAH: Hospital Dist. No. 1 of Rice County, Lyons

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Southeast Kansas Health Alliance

Supporting Hospital: Via Christi Hospital-Pittsburg
CAH: Girard Medical Center, Girard

Southern Plains Health Network

Supporting Hospital: Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt
Supporting Hospital: Via Christi Health, Wichita
CAH: Ashland Health Center, Ashland
CAH: Comanche County Hospital, Coldwater
CAH: Kiowa District Hospital & Manor, Kiowa
CAH: Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital, Medicine Lodge
CAH: Stafford County Hospital, Stafford

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Southwest Kansas Regional Health Network

Supporting Hospital: St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City
CAH: Ashland Health Center, Ashland
CAH: Decatur Health Systems, Inc. , Oberlin
CAH: Greeley County Health Services, Tribune
CAH: Hamilton County Hospital, Syracuse
CAH: Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore
CAH: Kearny County Hospital, Lakin
CAH: Meade District Hospital/Artesian Valley Health System, Meade
CAH: Satanta District Hospital, Satanta
CAH: Stanton County Health Care Facility, Johnson
CAH: Stevens County Hospital, Hugoton
CAH: Wichita County Health Center, Leoti

Sunflower Health Network

Supporting Hospital: Salina Regional Health Center, Salina
CAH: Anthony Medical Center, Anthony
CAH: Clay County Medical Center, Clay Center
CAH: Cloud County Health Center, Concordia
CAH: Ellsworth County Medical Center, Ellsworth
CAH: Herington Municipal Hospital, Herington
CAH: Jewell County Hospital, Mankato
CAH: Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln
CAH: Lindsborg Community Hospital, Lindsborg
CAH: Memorial Health System, Abilene
CAH: Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, Beloit
CAH: Osborne County Mem. Hospital, Osborne
CAH: Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis
CAH: Republic County Hospital, Belleville
CAH: Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center

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Wheat Plains Health Network

Supporting Hospital: Via Christi Health, Wichita
CAH: Anthony Medical Center, Anthony
CAH: Greenwood County Hospital, Eureka
CAH: Harper Hospital District No. 5, Harper
CAH: Hillsboro Community Hospital, Hillsboro
CAH: Ninnescah Valley Health System, Kingman
CAH: Sumner County District #1 Hospital, Caldwell
CAH: St. Luke Hospital and Living Center, Marion
CAH: Wilson Medical Center, Neodesha
CAH: William Newton Hospital, Winfield

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Additional Information about Health Networks

Bluestem Rural Health Network

 

Mission:  To support member hospitals, including continuing education for physicians and staff, patient transfers/referral services, EMS plan, quality improvement initiatives, improving access to care in region, and consultations regarding hospital services.

 

Primary Network Contact:     GB (Sam) Serrill, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Wesley Medical Center
Wichita
Sam.serrill@wesleymc.com
316-962-2097

         
                 

Year Network was Established:   2001

 

Frequency of Network Meetings:  As requested by members; regular outreach visits by Wesley Medical Center staff

 

Current Program and Services:

  • Availability of specialty services consultation via telemedicine

 

Future Network Activities and Priorities:

  • Enhanced capability for physician and staff education

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Cedar Valley Health Network

www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org

 

The Cedar Vale Health Network was established originally in 1999 with Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, then in 2002 with the Saint Luke’s South Hospital, Overland Park.

 

Primary Network Contact:  Beth Anderson, RN, BSN
Anderson County Hospital
785-204-4000
beanderson@saint-lukes.org

 

Frequency of Network Meetings:  Quarterly

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Health Innovations Network of Kansas, Inc. (HINK), an affiliate of Northeast Kansas Rural Health Alliance

 

Mission:  In an effort to improve the health status of the populations, we individually and collectively serve a consortium of area hospitals, in conjunction with our Boards of Directors, medical staffs and other community providers, and will develop a network that fosters cooperation and coordination.  Our priority is to enhance the integration of health related services among consortium member communities while respecting local autonomy.  We shall work to enhance the cost effectiveness of member hospitals/providers by sharing services and/or expertise in such areas as clinical, support, administration and education.  We shall also strive to better integrate health related services among providers within our respective communities as well as on a regional basis.  The desired result is an infrastructure that will facilitate improvement of access, quality, health services and cost effectiveness.

 

Primary Network Contact: Kristi Gosser
Network Operations Director
785-354-6137

             
     

Year Network was Established:   1995

 

Frequency of Network Meetings:   Second Monday of each month

 

Critical Access Hospitals:

Clay County Medical Center, Clay Center
Community HealthCare System, Onaga
Community Memorial HealthCare, Marysville
F. W. Huston Medical Center, Winchester
Herington Municipal Hospital, Herington
Hiawatha Community Hospital, Hiawatha
Holton Community Hospital, Holton
Horton Community Hospital, Horton
Morris County Hospital, Council Grove
Nemaha Valley Community Hospital, Seneca
Sabetha Community Hospital, Sabetha
Wamego City Hospital, Wamego
Washington County Hospital, Washington

Current Program and Services:

  • Medical Technologist Program – Washburn University
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Program – Washburn University
  • Red Ribbon Campaign – Partner with Elementary Schools
  • Awareness Campaign – High school students interested in healthcare careers
  • Video Conferencing – CEU, CME course, miscellaneous speakers
  • Continuing Education – Discount through HINK membership
  • Risk Management Software System (QDC) – Jason Friesen – Pioneer Health Network
  • Pharmacy Newsletter
  • HealthWise 55 Newsletter
  • Network Newsletter
  • Thermo Fisher Managed Maintenance Program
  • Associated Purchasing Services Regional Group Purchasing Contract
  • Physician Peer Review Program – Partnership
  • Nurse Clinical Experience and Mentoring

Future Network Activities and Priorities:

Annual strategic planning determines future network activities.

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Northwest Kansas Health Alliance

www.nwkha.com

 

Primary Network Contact: Shea Veach
VP, Regional Operations
Hays Medical Center
Shae.veach@haysmed.ctr

 

Year Network was Established:   1993

 

Frequency of Network Meetings:  Semi-annual (spring and fall)

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South Central Kansas Rural Health Network

 

 

Primary Network Contact: Steve Gillies
Administrative Director
Promise Regional Medical Center - Hutchinson
Hutchinson
gilliess@promiseregional.com

             
           

Year Network was Established:   1999

 

Frequency of Network Meetings:  Quarterly

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Southern Plains Health Network

 

 

Primary Network Contact:             
DeWayne Bryan
Executive Director
Pratt Health Foundation
620-672-6411
dbryan@prmc.org

 

Year Network was Established:   1996

 

Frequency of Network Meetings:  Semi-annual

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Sunflower Health Network

www.sunflowerhealthnetwork.com

 

Mission:  To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare delivery in the region. 

 

Primary Network Contact: Heather Fuller
Executive Director
hfuller@srhc.com
785-452-6102

             

 

Year Network was Established:   1994

 

Frequency of Network Meetings:  Monthly Board Meetings

 

Current Program and Services:

  • Group Purchasing
  • Group Health Insurance
  • Equipment Maintenance Program
  • Physician Recruitment
  • Radiology Shared Staff Pool
  • Department Director Meetings (IT, nursing, materials, lab, radiology, administrative assistants, quality)
  • Emergency Preparedness

 

Future Network Activities and Priorities:

  • Improve access to specialist physician care
  • Reduce vulnerability to changes in Medicare policies
  • Optimize timeliness and safety of referrals and transfers
  • Sustain adequate number of quality nurses
  • Optimize patient care quality in each member hospital
  • Improve sharing of electronic patient information

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Wheat Plains Health Network

www.wphn.net

 

Mission:  To strengthen our ability to deliver basic, primary health care services and increase access to those services for all residents of our communities. 

 

Primary Network Contact: Dee Dee Dewell
Via Christi Health
Wichita
dee.dee.dewell@viachristi.org
316-858-4988

 

Frequency of Network Meetings:  Quarterly meetings of network CEOs, Via Christi Hospitals Wichita representatives and network administrators.

 

Current Program and Services:

  • Quarterly CEO meetings
  • Operational and Education Forums:  Leaders of operational departments gather at times throughout the year for education, sharing of knowledge/best practices, improvement opportunities and general networking
    • Lab
    • Compliance
    • Quality
    • Discharge Planning
    • Meaningful Use
    • Customer Service

Future Network Activities and Priorities:

  • Additional operational/education forums, i.e., radiology, HR, IT, CNO
  • Telemedicine and tele-education
  • Physician recruitment
  • Electronic flow of patient information across network

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