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.
Artesian Valley Health System is pleased to welcome Bambi Lane, APRN, FNP, to our team of full-time providers. Lane is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Lane will consult patients at Meade Rural Health Clinic and Plains Rural Health Clinic. To schedule an appointment with her, please call the Meade Clinic at (620) 873-2112 or the Plains Clinic at (620) 563-9313.
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: