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Covid 19 Precautions

GMC is taking extra precautions against COVID 19.  We want to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff! We are limiting patient visitors. Everyone coming in to the hospital will be asked to sign in. . . .

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Wound Care Opening January 22nd!

Girard Medical Center will be holding a Wound Care Clinic every Wednesday afternoon beginning January 22nd!  Call 620.670.4240 for questions or to make an appointment.

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Annual Foundation Valentine Dance February 8th!

Join the Girard Medical Center Foundation for the Valentine Dance February 8th at the Wild Iris Event Center (formerly the Rockin K) in Mulberry! Girard Medical Center's volunteer Foundation members dedicate a lot of their time . . .

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Express Care and Clinic Holiday Hours

For your convenience either Express Care OR our clinics will be open every day through the holidays with the exception of Christmas so our staff can observe the holiday with their family.

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2019 2nd Annual 5K Results

Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 2nd annual 5K!  Here are the results:

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GMC hosts 2nd Annual 5K!

We hope you join us for the 5K run/walk on September 7th! This is open to the public.  Please complete the registration form and drop it by the hospital, fax it to 620.724.5195 or email to kwenz@girardmedicalcenter.com.

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Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning Series

Girard Medical Center will be the host of the Alzheimer's Association Remote Learning Series.  Each session will be held the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the GMC Classroom.  All are welcome to come for this free monthly program . . .

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Free Stop The Bleed Class Offered at GMC

Free "Stop the Bleed" class will be offered at GMC on Wednesday, June 5th from 4 pm until 5:30 pm in the hospital classroom. This class will teach you to focus on what to do in cas of life-threatening bleeding. To sign up . . .

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2018 5k Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 5K!  We hope to make this an annual event!  Here are the times:

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GMC 5K Birthday Bash Dash September 8th at 7:30 am!

GMC is hosting a 5K Birthday Bash Dash on September 8th at 7:30 am to kick off Corporate Challenge week!  Click the link below to pre-register to ensure you get the proper t-shirt size! Click here for Pre-registration Form

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Meet Adele, Our New (Almost) Dietitian!

We are happy to introduce you to our new (almost) dietitian, Adele!  Why “almost”?  Adele has her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from K-State and is in the process of finishing her internship to become a . . .

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Girard Icon - Dr. Wesley Hall!

Article by Alex Battitori, Hometown Girard

He’s one of the most well-known and well-liked Girard locals. Though he didn’t arrive in Girard until his professional career began, he has impacted just as many lives as any native Girardian. In fact, if you were born in the . . .

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Flu Shot Clinic

Get your flu shot during the Girard Homecoming festivities!

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Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Now Underway!

Girard Medical Center opened its Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program on September 6 th .  Two patients began the program on that day and were the first patients in Kansas to try the new cardiac monitoring system (SciFit . . .

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2017 Annual Report (2016 year end data)

Please click here to view our 2017 annual report (based on 2016 data).  If you would like to receive a copy of the report in the mail, please call Karen Wenzelburger at 620.724.8291 x221. Please click here to view annual . . .

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Board Certified Cardiologist has clinic hours in Girard on Tuesday afternoons!

Girard Medical Center is pleased to welcome Board Certified Cardiologist Dr. Douglas Stewart to the GMC clinic in Girard Tuesday afternoons. Douglas Stewart MD, FACC, is an interventional cardiologist from Freeman Health System . . .

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Annual Foundation Valentine's Dance a Rousing Success!

by Alex Battitori, Hometown Girard

The Girard Medical Center Foundation’s annual Valentine’s Dance and Silent Auction was met with rousing success Saturday, Feb. 4, at its new location at Lamplighter Inn. The dance drew more than 150 people, and the silent . . .

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Congratulations to New Director of Nursing, Danny Ludwig!

Congratulations to Danny Ludwig, GMC's new Director of Nursing! Danny has been with GMC since September of 2013 and accepted the position of Assistant Director of Nursing in January of 2014. He graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma A . . .

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Our GMC Team

If there is anyone in our community who does not know who this super nice lady is, you are missing out on “one of the best people in Girard!” That is what her boss and long-time friend, Jerry Hanson, says about this week’s . . .

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2016 Annual Report

We mailed out our annual report to all houses in the hospital district but found that some did not receive theirs.  Please click "read more", then click on the link to read the Girard Medical Center 2015 Annual . . .

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Legacy of Dr. Robert Huebner

Sarah Gooding, Hometown Girard

  In recent weeks, the Girard community has mourned the loss of a man whose profound influence on the area’s medical community helped make Girard Medical Center what it is today. Dr. Robert Huebner passed away Nov. 13 . . .

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PAC Training Coming to GMC!

When Thursday/Friday  July 14-15, 2016 Registration for this event will open January 2016. This certification is designed for individuals who wish to learn to train others in Teepa Snow's Positive . . .

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Reduce Your Risk for Breast Cancer -- GET A MAMMOGRAM!

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her life. The stage at which breast cancer is detected . . .

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Girard Medical Center Again Receives Level IV Trauma Center Designation from KDHE

The trauma center at Girard Medical Center has again received designation as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).  Every three years, designated trauma centers must meet the essential . . .

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New State-of-the-Art Beds for Senior Behavioral Health!

One of the most important functions of a Senior Behavioral Health program is to provide a safe environment for the patients.  That’s exactly what Girard Medical Center’s Director of Senior Behavioral Health (SBH), Beth . . .

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GMC bids a Fond Farewell to outgoing Board Member, Robert Tersinar!

Robert Tersinar made his grand entrance to the Girard Medical Center Board of Trustees when he was sworn in as a board member on May 26, 2005. If you know Robert, you know he always makes a “grand” entrance – and he . . .

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Mission Accomplished!

New digital mammography system available at GMC

      Girard Medical Center has become one of the first women’s centers in the United States to offer breast cancer screening with a state-of-the-art Selenia Dimensions 2D full field digital mammography system. . . .

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Healthy Kansas Hospital Initiative

Girard Medical Center GMC) is pleased to announce that they are one of 5 hospitals to have made changes under Healthy Kansas Hospitals and one of 66 facilities to have signed the pledge to establishing a healthier workplace.  GMC has . . .

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2014 - Another Year of Growth for Girard Medical Center

by Hometown News - Jeanie Erwin

Recently, officials from Girard Medical Center helped us take a look back and recounted some of GMC’s most significant changes, growth, and accomplishments for 2014. From being recognized as a leader in quality indicators to . . .

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Girard Medical Center's Volunteer Board of Trustees

At Girard Medical Center, dozens of doctors, nurses and staff members work tirelessly to serve the medical needs of their community every day. What you might not realize, though, is who’s at work behind the scenes. That would be the . . .

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MD News

Uncovering Better Health in Southeast Kansas

Please click on the link below to view the latest issue of MD News. MD News

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Welcome Dr. Tang to the Arma Clinic!

Article courtesy of Hometown Girard

Girard Medical Center Arma Clinic is proud to welcome family practice physician Doctor Joel Tang to the staff. “The Arma/Frontenac/Mulberry/Franklin area has always been very loyal to Girard Medical Center and we searched for a . . .

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Shopping for a Cause

The Girard Medical Center Foundation is hosting their first annual "Shopping for a Cause" event on Wednesday, October 29th, from 4pm until 8pm.  Over 25 local vendors will be set up in the Girard High School Cafeteria for . . .

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Girard Express Care Open Weekends!

Girard Medical Center Administration and The Board of Trustees are excited to announce the opening of Girard Medical Center Express Care!  The Board of Trustees are a volunteer group of community-minded people who take pride in the . . .

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Influenza Activity High in Kansas

The Centers for Disease Control has announced widespread influenza in Kansas and  surrounding states.  Flu symptoms include coughing or a sore throat, high fever and body aches. Health care providers encourage . . .

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Girard Medical Center celebrating over 100 years of serving YOU!

Choosing a healthcare provider is one of the most important decisions that a person can make -- and trust is a key factor when making that decision.  Patients have been trusting Girard Medical Center for over 100 years! During . . .

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Campaign for Life continues through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Girard Medical Center Foundation is continuing the Campaign for Life Fundraising Drive. The purpose of the campaign is to purchase a digital mammography machine. Breast Cancer Awareness . . .

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Girard Medical Center's ER has LOW average arrival to depart time!

Have you ever visited an emergency room and were kept waiting for hours? Most likely your answer to that question is a disheartening “yes,” since the average national ER wait time is 4-plus hours! Did you know Girard Medical Center’s . . .

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Congratulations to Karen Sullivan and Jessica Dalton!

At the PSU Spring Nursing Banquet on April  5th, two Girard Medical Center (GMC) nurses received Outstanding Nurse Preceptor Awards for demonstrating clinical expertise and serving as role models, team players, unit leaders and . . .

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GMC among best practices for IQR

Healthcare is changing and three Kansas critical access hospitals are leading the way in best practices when inpatient quality reporting (IQR) is compared. The IQR program encourages CAH facilities to voluntarily report data for care . . .

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Floyd and Barbara Joliet - Two Wonderful Examples of our Amazing Volunteers!

Nikki Patrick, The Morning Sun

People don’t come to a hospital because they’re happy and healthy, but because they’re ill and suffering. Their loved ones are worried about them, and their doctors, nurses and hospital staff are all working hard to help them get well. . . .

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Girard Medical Center Receives Level IV Trauma Center Designation from KDHE

The trauma center at Girard Medical Center has been verified as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.   Dr. Adam Paoni, Director of Emergency Services, commented, “We are pleased to be the . . .

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Walk the Walk to End Alzheimer's!

Every 69 seconds, another American develops Alzheimer’s disease – and the need for increased research funding grows significantly.  For this reason Mike Willis, GMC Community Outreach Coordinator, made it a personal goal of his . . .

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Girard Medical Center Opens Laboratory to High School Students

Girard Medical Center opened its laboratory to high school students for the first time Friday afternoon. The center brought in about 150 students from Girard USD 248, Northeast USD 246, Frontenac USD 249 and Southeast USD 247 to . . .

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Girard Medical Center gift targets nursing

Recently, officials from Girard Medical Center presented a check to Pittsburg State University’s Department of Nursing both to support the department’s Health Simulation Center and as a way to say “thank you” for helping provide additional . . .

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GMC Welcomes New Executive Director of the Foundation!

Girard Medical Center announces the appointment of Ronda Ison as Executive Director of the Foundation. The Girard Medical Center Foundation serves to encourage ongoing community support in financing the hospital as well as . . .

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