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    • JUNE 2, 2022
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    Operating Summer Hours at The Plains Rural Health Clinic

    Operating Summer Hours at The Plains Rural Health Clinic

    Meade, KS, – June 2, 2022 – The Plains Rural Health Clinic in Plains, Kansas, has announced its operating hours for the summer. Office staff will be available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm to collect payments or other inquiries. The clinic will be staffed with a provider every Wednesday and Thursday

    • MAY 13, 2022
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    Artesian Valley Health System Hires Interim Chief Executive Officer

    Artesian Valley Health System Hires Interim Chief Executive Officer

    Meade, KS, – May 13, 2022 –  The Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS) Board of Directors has appointed Darcy Howard, of Oakley, Kansas, as Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the healthcare system through its transition. Howard holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas,

    • APRIL 27, 2022
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    Silent Auction for AVHS Healthcare Scholarship a Success

    Silent Auction for AVHS Healthcare Scholarship a Success

    Meade, KS – On Saturday, April 9, 2022, Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS) hosted a not-for-profit fundraising event for the first annual Artesian Valley Health System Healthcare Scholarship. The event consisted of a silent auction at the Meade County Health Fair at the Meade Grade School. Many people looked at the silent auction items as

    • APRIL 5, 2022
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    AVHS Offers First Annual Scholarship for Students Pursuing Healthcare

    AVHS Offers First Annual Scholarship for Students Pursuing Healthcare

    Meade, KS – Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS) in Meade, Kansas, is excited to offer its first annual Artesian Valley Health System Scholarship. The AVHS Scholarship is available to all graduating seniors in Meade, Fowler, Southwestern Heights, and South Gray High Schools seeking a career in healthcare. AVHS has many generations of family members who

    • MARCH 14, 2022
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    Family Nurse Practitioner Bambi Lane joins Artesian Valley Health System!

    Family Nurse Practitioner Bambi Lane joins Artesian Valley Health System!

    Meade, KS – Artesian Valley Health System is pleased to announce the addition of Family Nurse Practitioner, Bambi Lane, MSN, APRN, FNP, to our team of full-time providers. Bambi provides primary care services for patients ranging from infants to the elderly with acute and chronic medical issues. Bambi completed her undergraduate studies at Western Governors

    • FEBRUARY 25, 2022
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    Meade District Hospital Designated a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

    Meade District Hospital Designated a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

                                               02/25/22 – Meade District Hospital in Meade, KS, today announced it has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™. “Despite

    • NOVEMBER 3, 2021
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    Spine and Neurosurgery expert Dr. Thomas Frimpong, D.O., now seeing patients at Meade District Hospital

    Spine and Neurosurgery expert Dr. Thomas Frimpong, D.O., now seeing patients at Meade District Hospital

    Artesian Valley Health System in Meade, Kansas is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Thomas Frimpong, D.O., to our specialty provider team. Dr. Frimpong is a Board Certified Neurological Surgeon-Interventional Pain Management Specialist at SpineMed Specialists, L.C. In Wichita, Kansas. He will travel to Meade to consult and offer the least invasive, most effective,

    • 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

    • MAY 11, 2022
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    AVHS Announces Scholarship Awards

    AVHS Announces Scholarship Awards

    Six Local High School Students Named as Recipients Meade, KS, – May 11, 2022 – Artesian Valley Health System (AVHS), a local non-profit organization healthcare system in Meade, Kansas, announced its six recipients for its first-ever Healthcare Scholarship Award for the 2021-2022 school year. Artesian Valley Health System is committed to assisting our community’s upcoming