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Celebrating the Circles of CKMC

The Sunday, Jan. 28, 1962, edition of the Great Bend Tribune has a front page photo of a partially built round tower at what was then known as Central Kansas Medical Center.
The photo caption read: “Pattern of Progress  — Concrete pouring forms are in place for part of the unique circular structure of the Central Kansas Medical Center at Broadway and Polk.  Typifying the current trend of progress in Great Bend, the hospital is the largest construction project ever undertaken in the city.  The $3.75 million structure, being built by Dondlinger and Sons Construction Co. of Wichita, accounted for ...


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