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Meet Our Staff - Stormy Carter APRN!

Sometimes you can tell a lot from a photo, and yes, Stormy Carter APRN is as friendly and outgoing as she appears! If you have been cared for by Stormy here at GMC, most recently in her role as an ER Nurse Practitioner, no doubt you . . .

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Meet Our Staff - Donna Gravitt!

Meet Dr. Rachel Steven’s full-time nurse, Donna Gravitt! Donna has been working at GMC of Frontenac for 3 ½ years as an LPN, but has worked in healthcare for over 30 years!  Actually – 32 years, 1 month and 2 . . .

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Meet our Staff - Erin Battagler APRN!

If you have been in Girard driving west on Hwy 47 no doubt you have seen Erin Battagler APRN on our Billboard!  Erin is a great representative of GMC, and has been a full-time nights/weekends Nurse Practitioner in our Emergency . . .

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Meet Our Staff - Alice Grotheer!

Our next staff member we would like to introduce works “behind the scenes” at GMC. Alice Grotheer has been our accountant for the past 15 years. Her job includes most of the accounting functions as well as preparing . . .

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Meet Our Staff - Amy McDonald!

It’s a happy coincidence that we randomly drew Radiology Tech, Amy McDonald’s name this week to feature!  Amy just had her 20 th work anniversary on the 7 th of this month, AND, she is a certified mammography tech! . . .

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Meet our Staff - Coty Johnson!

If you have had surgery here, you probably have met surgical nurse, Coty Johnson!  Coty has been a nurse for 22 years and has been with us for 7 years. During that time she has developed the reputation of being a top-notch nurse who . . .

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Meet our Staff - Jenny Thompson-Geier!

Meet one of our newest nutritional aides, Jenny Thompson-Geier!  Girardians might already know Jenny – she has lived here most of her life after growing up in Pittsburg and attending Pittsburg High School.  After graduating . . .

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Meet Our GMC Team - Angie Mukwindidza

Our featured employee this week is Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Nurse, Angie Mukwindidza! Angie is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).  She received both degrees from Labette Community College. . . .

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Meet our GMC Team - Dennis Fry!

We are happy to introduce to you Dennis Fry RN!  Even though Dennis has only been with us since February, he is already known for his level-headedness and is well respected for his skills and calm demeanor.  Those are great . . .

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Welcome Toni Pommier, Director of Nutritional Services!

We introduce to you our new Director of Nutritional Services – Toni Pommier! Toni comes to us with a lot of experience!  She has been a Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) for over 35 years – she received her . . .

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Meet Our GMC Team - Stephanie Krieger!

We are happy to introduce to you Stephanie Krieger!  She is the second randomly drawn employee in the weekly series featuring our fantastic GMC Team! Stephanie is a Registered Nurse who works full-time days in the . . .

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Our GMC Team - meet Katie Pope!

Meet Katie Pope!  She is the first employee drawn in an ongoing Friday series featuring our GMC Team! Katie has been with us for 3 years now as a Medical Technologist.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from PSU and did . . .

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Congratulations Dr. Salvador - 20 years with GMC!

Girard was blessed 20 years ago when Dr. Salvador chose to move here from Colorado to begin her practice! There’s nothing we can say that her patients don’t already know.  Her reputation speaks for itself and it is loud . . .

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Welcome to Sonographer, Jill Buck!

We are excited to introduce to you our new Sonographer, Jill Buck!  Jill is actually not new to Girard Medical Center, she worked the “switchboard” about 25 years ago while she was attending a two-year program to become an . . .

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Welcome Hannah Herrstrom, Nursing Team Leader!

Girard Medical Center is pleased to welcome Hannah Herrstrom RN BSN as our new Nursing Team Leader! Hannah was born and raised in Tonganoxie, Kansas. She . . .

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Welcome New Dietitian, Cathy Naanes!

“Breaking bread together is part of every culture. What we eat also has a huge impact on how we feel and how we function.” Words wisely spoken by our . . .

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Ruth Duling, Woman of Distinction!

Congratulations to Girard Medical Center CEO, Ruth Duling, for being recognized as one of the 2019 “Women of Distinction” by the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce.   Every year the Chamber publishes a calendar . . .

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Outpatient Senior Behavioral Health Welcomes New Therapist, Stella Lynch!

Welcome to Stella Lynch TLMSW (pictured middle), our new therapist for the Outpatient Senior Behavioral Health program! She recently joined Mike Willis MS LCP, and Taylor Lindsay CNA, in bringing joy back to the lives of those . . .

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Welcome new Occupational Therapist, Tammi Norris!

Meet Tammi Norris – our new Occupational Therapist at Girard Medical Center. Well – she isn’t actually “new” – she worked for us several years ago and we are so happy to have her back! “Tammi is . . .

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Congratulations to GMC's New CEO, Ruth Duling!

Ruth Duling moved to Girard in the summer of 1969 when her father accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent of USD 248.  She attended 1 st through 12 th grade in the Girard schools and graduated from PSU with a Bachelor Degree in . . .

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Congratulations Anna Lomshek for receiving "Mentor of the Year" award!

Congratulations to Anna Lomshek RN who was honored at the PSU Spring Nursing Banquet on March 10 th for being a recipient of the Outstanding Nurse Preceptor Award! This annual award ceremony honors nurses who have a distinct impact on the . . .

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Our GMC Team

No doubt many people reading this know our Physical and Occupational Therapy Tech, Heather Mlekus!  She is the friendly face of GMC’s PT Department and has been for almost 20 years! Hard to believe, right? And no, she didn’t . . .

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Our GMC Team

Janis Carter grew up on a farm north of Erie and had made plans in her teens to become a school teacher.  In fact, after graduating from Erie High School, she even began classes at Neosho County Community College to get her basics in . . .

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Our GMC Team

Girard Medical Center and the entire Southeast Kansas community are very fortunate to have this surgeon in their midst! Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. John (Jay) G. Yost has served on Girard Medical Center’s Active Staff for over 20 years, and . . .

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Our GMC Team

Back in 1976 a stamp cost 13 cents,  Rocky was the popular movie, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was number 1 on the charts, and Carol Rose began as a CNA at Girard Medical Center!  No doubt that all would agree . . .

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Our GMC Team

How many people do you know who have worked at the same place since high school, AND have been there over 35 years?  Lisa Roberts is one of the few people who can boast of such a feat!  Lisa’s GMC story began when she came to . . .

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Our GMC Team

It takes special people to care for our inpatient Senior Behavioral Health patients and RN Sarah Hallacy is a great example of a true care giver.  Her coworkers are quick to agree and say that not only is she caring and understanding . . .

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Our GMC Team

What type of person does it take to do a MOSTLY thankless job that is both demanding and sometimes very stressful?  The Connie Little type! Connie is the Director of Medical Records and is responsible for maintaining and securing . . .

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Our GMC Team

“Joyce will know the answer!”  You hear that a lot around here!  It’s true – and if she doesn’t know the answer, she has the problem-solving skills to figure it out! Joyce Geier came to work at GMC . . .

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Our GMC Team

At GMC we know our people are 100% of the reason for our success! Beginning today, every week we will highlight a different staff member so you can understand why we have such a great hospital! We are beginning with Maintenance . . .

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Our GMC Team

If you or a loved one have been in GMC’s ER in the past 20 years, you probably know Simon ! Simon’s story is very difficult to condense into a post -- a novel or TV movie might be more appropriate! His life has . . .

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Our GMC Team

Girard Medical Center not only has great hospital employees – we have some pretty terrific people working in our clinics, as well! Joyce Hagemann is an excellent example – she is an LPN for the Cherokee Clinic and has been . . .

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