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    • SEPTEMBER 15, 2021
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    AVHS announces new regulations for hospital & clinic employees who are COVID-19 unvaccinated

    AVHS announces new regulations for hospital & clinic employees who are COVID-19 unvaccinated

    On Monday, September 13, 2021, an all-staff meeting was held for all Meade District Hospital and Rural Health Clinic employees regarding the new conditions of participation for The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). At the meeting, Artesian Valley Health System’s (AVHS) CEO Tara Ramlochan announced that all Meade District Hospital and Rural Health

    • AUGUST 30, 2021
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    LTRC modifies visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise in Meade County

    LTRC modifies visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise in Meade County

    Meade, KS – As COVID-19 cases rise in Meade County, Lone Tree Retirement Center (LTRC) has modified our visitation restrictions effective today, Monday, August 30, 2021, to protect the health of our residents and medical staff. Lone Tree residents are allowed only outdoor and virtual visits. The modified visitation restrictions do not apply to the

    • JUNE 25, 2021
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    AVHS continues to enforce COVID-19 Prevention Protocols

    AVHS continues to enforce COVID-19 Prevention Protocols

    To continue prioritizing the safety of our patients, employees, and community, COVID-19 prevention protocols remain in place at all Artesian Valley Health System healthcare facilities. COVID-19 prevention protocols are based on guidelines per the Centers of OSHA, Medicare\Medicaid (CMS), and KDHE. These protocols include: masking, social distancing, frequent handwashing, and visitor restrictions. AVHS is asking

    • JANUARY 25, 2021
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    Artesian Valley Health System welcomes Dr. Daniel Reimer, M.D.

    Artesian Valley Health System welcomes Dr. Daniel Reimer, M.D.

    Artesian Valley Health System in Meade, Kansas is proud to announce the addition of, Dr. Daniel Reimer, M.D. to the Meade community! Dr. Reimer will be joining fellow providers Andrew W. Schowengerdt, M.D., Patricia Miller, D.O., OB-GYN, Board-Certified Surgeon, and Fertility Specialist,  Melissa Whitney, PA-C, Stephen D. Lewia Jr., PA-C, Lottie Gleason-Garcia, APRN, and, Amanda

    • APRIL 14, 2021
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    Meade District Hospital picked as one of the 100 top critical access hospitals, by Chartis Center for Rural Health

    Meade District Hospital picked as one of the 100 top critical access hospitals, by Chartis Center for Rural Health

    The Chartis Center for Rural Health recently released its annual list of the 100 critical access hospitals in the U.S. Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial efficiency.

    • FEBRUARY 4, 2021
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    Dr. Miller, D.O., FACOG, NOW seeing patients at the Meade Rural Health Clinic!

    Dr. Miller, D.O., FACOG, NOW seeing patients at the Meade Rural Health Clinic!

    Artesian Valley Health System in Meade, Kansas is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Patricia Miller, D.O., FACOG. A Board-Certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Surgeon, and Fertility Specialist. Dr. Miller received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. She will be providing care to all women including; well-woman exams, hormone

    • DECEMBER 16, 2020
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    Artesian Valley Health System Welcomes New Providers!

    Artesian Valley Health System Welcomes New Providers!

    Artesian Valley Health System, in Meade, KS, is proud to announce the addition of Patricia Miller, D.O., GYN, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, surgeon, and fertility specialist. Stephen D. Lewia Jr., PA-C, a physician assistant. Amanda Schulte, APRN, FNP-BC, CEN, RRT, an advanced practice nurse practitioner, a certified emergency nurse, and a registered respiratory therapist, and coming

    • JUNE 1, 2020
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    Meade District Hospital Recognized For Patient Safety Achievements

    Meade District Hospital Recognized For Patient Safety Achievements

      Meade, KS – Meade District Hospital is among 115 hospitals statewide being recognized for its exemplary achievements to improve patient safety.   The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) recognized Kansas hospitals recently at the conclusion of the AHA/HRET Network—a major patient safety initiative spearheaded by the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust (AHA/HRET) and

    • APRIL 16, 2020
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    3D Mammography Makes its Grand Debut at Artesian Valley Health System

    3D Mammography Makes its Grand Debut at Artesian Valley Health System

    Meade District Hospital introduces a new 3D mammography system, offering patients high-quality imaging exams aimed at improving outcomes and patient comfort. (April 16, 2020) Meade, KS – Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS) is dedicated to bringing friendly service, high-quality care, and state-of-the-art technology to Meade County and surrounding communities. The latest example of this commitment

    • JANUARY 14, 2020
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    Lone Tree Retirement Center Receives Highest Possible Annual Survey Score

    Lone Tree Retirement Center Receives Highest Possible Annual Survey Score

    Artesian Valley Health System is pleased to announce Lone Tree Retirement Center has received a zero-deficiency annual survey from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The HSS & CMS survey is performed annually at all long-term care facilities throughout the U.S. The survey is