Centura Health and Hays Medical Center join together to transform health care delivery for residents of Great Bend

Image removed.(GREAT BEND, KAN) Centura Health and Hays Medical Center (HaysMed) have signed a letter of intent to become co-owners of St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.The two organizations share a common vision of providing a high level of quality care for residents living in Great Bend and surrounding communities. Through easily accessible, affordable and coordinated care, the two organizations are working to optimize health value and support population health management.

When the agreement is finalized this winter, the name will change to St. Rose Health Center. Construction will also begin to renovate the current medical office building as well as expand and modernize the health campus to offer residents greater access and convenience. The organizations are committed to developing customized services to support optimal health at every stage of life.

St. Rose has a significant medical history in the Great Bend area and is synonymous with the quality health care started by the Dominican Sisters, said John H. Jeter, M.D., HaysMed president and CEO. We are committed to serving the needs of the residents by dedicating our efforts to provide a positive patient experience, along with keeping care local through coordinated care between primary care and specialty physicians. We see tremendous opportunities with this partnership for central Kansas.

Both organizations strongly believe in long-term collaboration to promote sharing of best practices amongst clinical professionals including education, development and overall talent management.

Centura Health and HaysMed are working together to add additional physicians to the organization. The staff at St. Rose will be employed and managed by HaysMed. The St. Rose Health Center Board will select an administrator and there will be equal representation by both Centura Health and HaysMed on the board of directors.

Scott Taylor, president and CEO of St. Rose, said he is excited about the new possibilities for current and additional services. St. Rose, Centura Health and HaysMed are high-quality and well-respected names in health care. Our relationship signifies a quantum leap forward in outpatient care for central Kansans, and the state-of-the-art facility will offer added convenience and value for patients, and create operational efficiencies for staff.

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About HaysMed
HaysMed includes a private, not-for-profit, 207-bed hospital in Hays and a partnership with Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, a critical access hospital in Larned. HaysMed acts as the supporting hospital for the 24-Critical Access Hospitals in the Northwest Kansas Health Alliance, collaborating on outreach services in more than 30 locations. With more than 1,400 associates and 80 physicians, it is home to the DeBakey Heart Institute, Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute, Hays Orthopedic Institute, and Center for Health Improvement. HaysMed is Chest Pain Care accredited and Primary Stroke certified. The hospital also features state-of-the-art robotic surgery, a dedicated breast care center and wound-care management center.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 17,100 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 15 hospitals, six senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.