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    At Artesian Valley Health System, we take significant pride in employing and granting practice privileges to a wide array of qualified providers, surgeons, and specialists. so that our patients can find the high-quality care they need close to home.
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  • Our Services

    For over 60 years, AVHS has been providing comprehensive, patient-focused, inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care. In each of our service areas, we remain dedicated to high-quality care.
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    Artesian Valley Health System is proud to be the largest employer in Meade County. AVHS offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package. Click on Join Our Family below for a list of current openings at AVHS.
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Artesian Valley Health System

Artesian Valley Health System is located in Meade, Kansas, and is comprised of a 20-bed critical access hospital, a 45-bed long-term care center, and three rural health clinics. AVHS provides comprehensive patient-focused care in a variety of settings, delivered by skilled medical professionals. Our not-for-profit status ensures that all financial resources remaining after expenses are re-invested in the system to improve technology, the facilities, and patient services.

Neurological Consultations & Surgeries at AVHS

Thomas Frimpong, D.O.

Artesian Valley Health System is proud to welcome Thomas Frimpong, D.O., Board Certified Neurological Surgeon- Interventional Pain Management Specialist to the Meade Community. Dr. Frimpong brings a unique skill set to the care of people with brain and spinal disorders, with expertise in scoliosis, complex spinal disorders, and minimally invasive surgery.


  • Degenerative spine resconstruction
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Navigation-guided biopsy and removal of brain and spine tumors
  • Navigation-guided spine fusion
  • Spinal cord stimulator placement
  • Traumatic brain and spinal injury
  • Scoliosis

To become a patient of Dr. Thomas Frimpong or to learn more, call (316) 733-9393.

Women's Clinic & GYN Surgical Services at AVHS

Dr. Patricia Miller, D.O.

Artesian Valley Health System is excited to welcome Dr. Patricia Miller, D.O. to our surgical team. Dr. Miller is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, surgeon, and fertility specialist. Dr. Miller provides a wide variety of gynecological and surgical services to the women of Southwest Kansas.  Dr. Miller’s specializes in procedures like Diagnostic & Operative Laparoscopy, Prophylactic Removal of Ovaries, Hysterectomy, Tubal Ligation, Cervical LEEP Excision or Conization, Novasure Endometrial Ablation, Female Incontinence Surgery, Endometriosis Surgery, Routine Vulvar Surgery, and D&C. Dr. Miller will also be seeing patients for well-woman and establishment of care exams. If you’re in need of quality women’s healthcare, there’s no need to travel to a big city, you can get excellent care right here in our community.  To become a patient of Dr. Miller’s or learn more, call Meade District Hospital today at (620) 873-2141.

Rebuilding Strength and Enjoying an Active Life Through,

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a supervised program that includes exercise training, disease, and medication education, and breathing techniques for individuals who have certain lung conditions that prevent them from doing daily living activities. Pulmonary rehabilitation will help you manage your disease, increase your stamina, and decrease your breathlessness. At Meade District Hospital, our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Director will educate you on how to pace your breathing with activities and prepare an exercise program just for you. The exercises will begin at a level that you can handle. The amount of time you exercise will be increased through time and the level of difficulty will change based on your ability. As your muscles get stronger, you will exercise longer with less breathlessness and exhaustion.

Pulmonary rehabilitation may improve your quality of life by:

  • Reducing shortness of breath
  • Increasing exercise tolerance
  • Promoting a sense of well-being
  • Decrease hospitalizations
  • Reducing emotional stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Decreasing blood pressure along with improving cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Meet our Doctors

We all work together to help our patients through recovery, providing the best possible care.