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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


BBB advice on giving wisely to the Newtown families

Americans deeply moved by the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, are reaching for their wallets these days. As always happens when a heartbreaking event such as this takes place, many are led to contribute to the cause, motivated by the touching stories of the effected families. Your Better Business Bureau advises that care be taken when you select the charity through which your gift is given.

December 23, 2012 | | Business


American State Bancshares acquisition of First National Bank of Holcomb completed

American State Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of American State Bank and Trust Company, Great Bend, recently acquired First National Bank of Holcomb. American State Bank has a branch office in Garden City, so the acquisition will increase the bank's presence in that market.

December 23, 2012 | | Business


St. Rose orthopedist shares skills with Clara Barton Hospital

Abelardo Sotelo, M.D., found a new home at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center last summer and this fall he discovered his second home. The orthopedic surgeon is now performing surgeries at Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington in addition to his St. Rose procedures.

December 21, 2012 | | Business


Harper Camperland gives to zoo, humane society

Children of the staff at Harper Camperland in Great Bend greeted representatives from the Golden Belt Humane Society and the Brit Spaugh Zoo on Thursday, presenting each with a $5,000 check from the business and its owners, Dan and Alicia Lear.

December 21, 2012 | Susan Thacker | Business


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The president wants to extend overtime benefits to more people. Here's what that means

The Obama administration has announced that it will move forward with plans to expand overtime pay in what Politico has called “the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade.”

July 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The Gift Box opens at St. Rose Health Center; everyone welcome

Judy Fox and her colleagues are ready to serve the community at the brand new St. Rose Health Center gift shop. The Gift Box is open to patients, families and the general public every weekday.

July 02, 2015 | | Business


Is there a free speech crisis on college campuses?

Laura Kipnis, a professor at Northwestern University, recently found herself caught up in a campus controversy for an essay she published on sexual politics on college campuses.

July 01, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


New St. Rose physician assistant brings expertise back to hometown

A Great Bend native has returned to her hometown to care for and treat patients at St. Rose Health Center.

July 01, 2015 | | Business


2 movies fit for the classroom

Pixar’s “Inside Out” has enjoyed a tremendous amount of box office success and critical praise since its release, as the Deseret News National’s Chandra Johnson pointed out on June 20, at least partially because of how it tackled the complexity of human emotions. No easy task indeed.

June 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why kindness is key to a healthy office environment

Office workers should come to the water cooler armed with conversation topics and a spirit of kindness, according to experts on office environments.

June 29, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Champions in Training

By the late 1950s, many veterans of the Argonne Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps were "aging out," and a paradox ensued. While an all-time number of pre-teems were applying for membership, an all-time low were correctly trained musicians. To address the dilemma while reducing the strain placed on a volunteer staff, the Rebel-Heirs feeder corps was organized.

June 28, 2015 | | Business


More men think this is morally acceptable than women

When it comes to what are appropriate morals in a relationship, men and women seem to agree on plenty.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The 3 most important elements of a successful marriage

The art of marriage is typically thought of to be exactly that — an art form.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in the world.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Sterling House of Great Bend Senior Living Community to connect with its larger Brookdale family

If something seems a little different to you the next time you are near Sterling House of Great Bend, don't be surprised. Its new name of Brookdale Great Bend will reflect its connection to the Brookdale senior living family and the large network of services it provides for senior adults. Not only is Sterling House of Great Bend changing its name, so are other Brookdale communities across Kansas.

June 24, 2015 | | Business


This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.

June 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Local leaders complete 2015 Leadership Workshop

25 participants left the 2015 Leadership Workshop with inspiration and knowledge on what it takes to be an active volunteer and successful business person. The Barton County Young Professionals Leadership Team organized the "Paving the Path to Success" event on Wednesday, June 17 at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce.

June 21, 2015 | | Business


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