As of July 1, Hays Medical Center, part of The University of Kansas Health System, is the sole owner of St. Rose Health Center.
The purchase includes the land adjacent to St. Rose to the east and west.
“HaysMed will look to expand services, while evaluating campus expansion in the very near future,” said HaysMed CEO Dr. John Jeter. “We continue to evaluate all options, including the addition of hospital beds in Great Bend, and the site does lend the possibility of future expansion of the current facility.”
Education will be a key component of St. Rose’s new relationship with HaysMed. “Our relationship with The University of Kansas Health System provides us access to the most current medical practices, which will enable St. Rose providers to stay up-to-date on the very latest advances in treatment,” Dr. Jeter said.
Another aspect of this new partnership is raising the level of recruitment efforts to attract new physicians and mid-level providers, Dr. Jeter noted.
St. Rose Executive Director Zena Jacobs said the most important aspects of St. Rose remain the same.
“We will continue to provide the appropriate level of care to patients, as close to home as possible in a timely fashion,” she explained. “Our health-care services are evidence-based to ensure patients receive high-quality care and treatment.
“We will continue to work closely with HaysMed. We hope this relationship will bring the opportunity to bridge the gap in health care and bring even more specialists to St. Rose. This will only enhance the level of care for central Kansas residents. The possibilities are endless.”
Jacobs noted that HaysMed has responded to community needs since it became co-owners of St. Rose with Centura Health on Jan. 1, 2015.
For example, HaysMed learned patients wanted physical therapy at St. Rose and subsequently opened a clinic a year ago with one therapist. It now has two therapists, and recently added new equipment.
“HaysMed also has been committed to bringing in specialists to offer follow-up appointments close to home,” Jacobs commented. “They offer a seamless transfer process with hospitalists who respect our community’s needs. They are eager to care for our patients, as they work closely with St. Rose providers to ensure efficient transfers to HaysMed.”
HaysMed Specialty Clinic at St. Rose offers providers who specialize in cardiology; urology; orthopedic and general surgery; obstetrics and gynecology; and pulmonology.
St. Rose’s other services include: Great Bend Internists; St. Rose Family Medicine; Cardiac Rehab; imaging; Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice; and Convenient Care Walk-in Clinic.
St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center became part of Centura Health in 2012. HaysMed was the managing partner during its co-ownership of St. Rose Health Center with Centura.
St. Rose Health Center specializes in primary care, prevention and wellness. Services include St. Rose Family Medicine, Convenient Care Walk-in Clinic, Great Bend Internists, Imaging, Cardiac Rehab, Physical Therapy, Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice and a comprehensive Specialty Clinic.