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Students tour GBRH

DeleteMore than 20 eighth grade students from St. John toured Great Bend Regional Hospital the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 29, to learn about careers in the health-care industry. They got to see first-hand how EKGs are performed before learning about laboratory testing and getting to scrub in for the operating room. (Courtesy photo)

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Health & Wellness


Club 1 Fitness plays to its strengths

The staff at Club 1 Fitness, 3806 Broadway, are here to help make 2016 the best year yet for health-minded members of the community.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Health & Wellness


Heartland Cancer Center offers hometown care

Cancer takes a huge toll not only for patients, but also their family, friends and communities. According to the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, there were over 1.6 million new cases of cancer and over half a million deaths caused by cancer in 2015 alone.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Health & Wellness


Nurse reflects on long history with St. Rose

Jodi Cregger remembers sitting in a nursing-school class and being less than impressed with the teacher.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Health & Wellness


Ellinwood Hospital Foundation recharts course

ELLINWOOD - Ellinwood Hospital's Area Health Foundation underwent a major foundational change, coinciding with the 2015 hiring of a hospital CEO, Kile Magner.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Health & Wellness


St. Rose shows its commitment to families

Hundreds of people listened to St. Rose Health Center representatives during its November grand opening and got a pretty good sense of what this new facility means to central Kansans.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Health & Wellness


BCHD committed to family planning

Shelly Schneider assumed the Administrator/Director role in August 2014 at the Barton County Health Department.

March 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Progress: Health & Wellness


Training helps firefighters perform their jobs

The Great Bend Fire Department performs many duties for the community, from fundraisers to saving lives.

March 04, 2016 | Russ Edem | Progress: Health & Wellness


CBH expands services, welcomes new staff

HOISINGTON - The Clara Barton Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015, coinciding with the 65th anniversary of Clara Barton Hospital serving the community - first as Hoisington Lutheran Hospital, dedicated in February, 1950, and later renamed Clara Barton Hospital in 1990.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Health & Wellness


Public health is her passion

Barton County Health Department Public Health Educator Janel Rose has been at her job for 24 years. A former teacher, she has put her passion for learning into improving the lives and health of county residents.

March 04, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Health & Wellness


New weight loss program seeing big results

Last month, the Heartland Regional Health Clinic launched a new weight loss program to the public after a two-month trial with employees and their family members. The participants in the test run saw phenomenal results over eight weeks, so the program was made available to the public on Jan. 1. Since that time, several dozen patients have started their weight loss journey, with the goal of improving their overall health.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Health & Wellness


Signs, signs, everywhere a sign

Wayfinding is a catchy word to identify road signs that illustrate local bike paths.

March 04, 2016 | Jim Misunas | Progress: Health & Wellness


New Sports Medicine courses open career pathways for GBHS students

Great Bend High School students interested in careers in health care or science can now enroll in Sports Medicine. Three Sports Medicine I classes and one section of Sports Medicine II were added to the GBHS curriculum for the 2015-2016 school year. Athletic trainer Ryan Zink is the instructor for all of the courses.

March 04, 2016 | Susan Thacker | Progress: Health & Wellness


CBH Surgical Services have broadened scope

Clara Barton Surgical Services has always offered a broad range of services, but many patients don't know how broad. Surgery, scopes, and consultations are all under the umbrella of medical care provided at Clara Barton Hospital and Surgical Services. With a talented health-care team, they have even been able to expand services to offer breast care.

March 04, 2016 | Special to the Tribune | Progress: Health & Wellness


Spreading the word on health

An avid cyclist and nutrition enthusiast, Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug has long advocated for health lifestyles.

March 02, 2016 | Dale Hogg | Progress: Health & Wellness


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