Breastfeeding is a high priority for the obstetrics staff at Great Bend Regional Hospital. It's the reason their facility has maintained their status as a High Five for Mom and Baby Hospital. This means that the nursing staff emphasizes skin-to-skin time after birth, and supports and encourages exclusive breastfeeding whenever possible. And recently, the nursing staff implemented a new delayed bathing policy to even further support successful breastfeeding for patients and their newborns.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) relating to installation of a hot tap into a federal helium pipeline that runs through Rush County. The hot tap will accommodate the transfer of crude helium from the BLM-operated and maintained federal helium pipeline to one designed and built by IACX Energy, which will then process the gas into market-grade helium. Work on the installation is expected to begin in early March.
Panzer Insurance announces that H. Mike Boys, LUTCF has joined the agency as a Licensed Customer Sales Representative effective December 2015. Mike originally retired in August 2011 after 23+ years as an insurance agent with another company in Great Bend. Mike stated "I really only took one week off before my son, who is an insurance agent in Dodge City, asked for me to help him." I enjoyed being with my family, but after more than three years of driving back and forth, it was time to stay home." When asked why he joined Shawn Panzer, Mike said "I really ...
Great Bend Regional Hospital is well-known for its Women and Children's Center, which delivers approximately 40 babies per month to parents from all over central and southwest Kansas. With an affiliated obstetrics practice on the second floor of the hospital, the Heartland Regional Health Clinic with Dr. Jodi Henrikson and Dr. Aisha Rush refers hundreds of patients to the hospital each year. To prepare expecting parents for the arrival of their babies, Great Bend Regional Hospital will be offering a Birthing Class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 20th. "Parents who attend our ...
As a leading healthcare provider in central Kansas, Great Bend Regional Hospital was proud to lead the charge in raising awareness for heart disease in women on Friday, Feb. 5, which was National Wear Red Day. The nationwide initiative is organized by the American Heart Association as part of American Heart Month. According to the nonprofit organization, heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. However, 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.
Jacam Chemical in Sterling has been assigned a patent (9,249,651) developed by four co-inventors for a "method and apparatus for downhole application of treatment chemicals in gas wells." The co-inventors are James C. Baker of Anthony, Harlan G. McCormack of Wichita, Gene F. Brock of Conroe, Texas, and Gene H. Zaid of Sterling.
In a hospital serving thousands of patients each year, the Imaging Department for Great Bend Regional Hospital has about a dozen employees and keeps extremely busy. Three of its employees recently passed new Boards, earning certifications to perform advanced level testing for the growing hospital.