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Great Bend Regional Hospital continually seeks to maintain the highest standards of surgical safety. The hospital's commitment is demonstrated by their recent construction of a state-of-the-art Sterile Processing Department. The prevention of surgical site infections is at the forefront of medical research, as well as one of the top concerns for surgical patients. The CDC validates this concern by listing surgical sites infections as the second most frequent adverse effect of hospitalization.

January 16, 2013 | | Business


Spreading Holiday Cheer

During the holiday season, Dawson Jewelers Designs By Dana and Great Bend Regional Hospital teamed up to help brighten the day for patients receiving cancer treatment. Dawson Jewelers donated $2,000 to Great Bend Regional Hospital for the hospital to distribute directly to patients. Gift Certificates and poinsettias were purchased to present to patients receiving care.

January 13, 2013 | | Business


Rosewood’s Millenheft earns annual Shining Stars Award; Nickelson and Myers also recognized

Regina Millenheft made an impact during first year as a Rosewood Services employee. A residential manager, Millenheft started her position in February of last year and capped off her first year by earning the "Shining Star of the Year" award for 2012. She was nominated by her peers for stepping up to provide clients with care and supports beyond her normal management duties.

January 13, 2013 | | Business


Great Bend Farm Equipment to sell Honda Outdoor Power Equipment products

Les Hopkins, owner and general manager of Great Bend Farm Equipment, announced today that the dealership is now a Honda Outdoor Power Equipment dealer. Hopkins made the decision to market the Honda lineup because John Deere no longer manufactures and markets residential walk behind and hand held lawn care equipment. Hopkins stated, "While John Deere is committed to manufacturing and marketing premium riding lawn equipment, they made the decision to team up with Honda in order to provide walk behind lawn equipment to their dealer network. At the start of this new year, we started marketing Honda Outdoor Power Equipment ...

January 13, 2013 | | Business


Great Bend Regional Hospital reports that 87% of health care workers received the flu shot

Flu season is upon us and the best way to prevent the flu is through annual flu immunizations. In 2010 the Kansas Healthcare collaborative started a four-year campaign to increase the number of hospital health care workers receiving annual influenza immunizations as part of the effort to decrease health care-associated infections.

January 09, 2013 | | Business


Online ticket buying requires caution

Whether it's a ball game or a hot concert, consumers are more likely than ever to buy their tickets online. Your Better Business Bureau says it is best to consider the source carefully. Be sure the seller is trustworthy before sending them the sometimes-extravagant sum required for those seats.

January 09, 2013 | | Business


CPI employees attain ASPPA’s TGPC designation

Lori Hammeke and Jeanette Corbett of CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc. (CPI) have recently passed all of the required exams to attain their TGPC (Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant) designation through ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries). These exams include the Tax-Exempt Governmental Plan Administration & Plan Consultant (TGPC-1 & TGPC-2) exams.

January 06, 2013 | | Business


American Family Insurance names Frank Callahan Agent of the Month

Agent Frank Callahan of Great Bend and Larned has been named Agent of the Month by American Family Insurance. He received the honor for outstanding sales of American Family insurance products during the month of December.

January 06, 2013 | | Business


Catholic Social Service to provide additional addiction and relapse prevention services in Great Ben

Addiction is a common disease that affects individuals, families and communities. Holistic and recovery-oriented approaches that use a wide range of treatments and recovery support services, specific to each individual and his or her family and friends, can help people recover physically, mentally, and spiritually.

January 06, 2013 | | Business


SJFM moves, merges with Urgent Care

St. Joseph Family Medicine (SJFM) patients will be offered more convenience and easier access to health care when the medical practice moves into the main building at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center.

January 05, 2013 | | Business


Great Bend Regional Hospital is tops for patient experience in obstetrics

Great Bend Regional Hospital has received the Women's Choice Award from WomenCertified, distinguishing it as one of the 2013 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. The award is based on robust criteria that include female patient satisfaction measurements as well as clinical excellence considerations. WomenCertified represents the collective voice of female consumers and is a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified as meeting the needs and preferences of women.

January 04, 2013 | | Business


Pathways December Employee of the Month

Tony Leal-Mendez has been named Pathways December Employee of the Month. Tony is a recent addition to the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) team. Due to the expansion of this department, he was added to the team in July. Since that time Tony has shown great initiative and compassion for the consumers he serves. He has helped to continue growth within the VR department enabling more individuals in need to be served. Most recently, he stepped up in the absence of the coordinator and kept things running smoothly for the consumers and employers in her absence.

January 02, 2013 | | Business


Rosewood greenhouse produces winter tomatoes

As a rule, winter tomatoes sold in Kansas this time of year don't measure up to their sun-drenched summer counterparts. That's because winter tomatoes typically travel long distances, so they are picked green then gassed to turn a deep uniform red. While that process pleases the eye, it results in a tasteless tomato.

December 31, 2012 | | Business


C&V Employees earn Lead Safe Certification

C&V Home Improvement, Great Bend/Hays, announced that four of its employees recently completed Lead Safe Work Practices certification through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Cody Tutak, Deanna Vannoster, Chad Rea and Martin Delgadillo earned their certification by completing the 9 hour course taught by the Kansas Building Institute Workers Compensation Fund.

December 30, 2012 | | Business


Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball announces new staff accountant

The certified public accounting firm of Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chartered announces the addition of Shawna Robl to its team. Robl is an Ellinwood native and the daughter of Craig Robl and Waynette Stroda.

December 23, 2012 | | Business


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KU-based physician spending more time caring for St. Rose patients

Delete A Great Bend Internists (GBI) physician has been devoting one week a month to his patients for several years but recently doubled his commitment ...

July 29, 2015 | | Business




Why can't Americans save, and what they can do about it

Americans are among the best at many things — but saving money isn’t one of them.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


7 things every employee wants in a boss

Some of us are dreading the next “Boss Appreciation Day.” If you haven’t been feeling the love from your team lately, here is your ...

July 28, 2015 | Steve Palmer KSL | Business


Why can't Americans save, and what they can do about it

Americans are among the best at many things — but saving money isn’t one of them.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Social media can be bad for relationships, poll shows

For many Americans, social media has plenty of benefits, but the freewheeling nature of the Net provides plenty of potential for social blunders.

July 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Parents want strict vaccination laws for their kids

In the aftermath of the headline grabbing measles outbreak that rocked portions of the western U.S. earlier this year, there has been a renewed ...

July 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


This class just made their teacher cry, but for a good reason

Students at Staten Island’s Public School 22 decided it was time to honor one of their “unsung” heroes.

July 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


For women who want a home birth, wealth matters

Every parent faces myriad choices during their time caring for a child. What’s the best preschool? How late should I let them stay out ...

July 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


10 most dangerous jobs in America

When it comes to choosing a career, there are plenty of things to consider. Location, pay and work-life balance are often thought to be the ...

July 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why can't Americans save, and what they can do about it

Americans are among the best at many things — but saving money isn’t one of them.

July 27, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business




A more family-friendly minimum wage

Kansas City, Missouri, has now joined the ranks of cities and states determined to raise the local minimum wage.

July 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Your grandmother's loneliness could be dangerous

As if the Internet needed a worse reputation when it comes to online romance, a new report by The New York Times has found that ...

July 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


St. Rose changes name of Urgent Care; offers wait-time, mobile-device app

Delete While the many health-care services remain the same, the name of one of the St. Rose Health Center clinics has changed.

July 23, 2015 | | Business


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