Tuesday, 04 August 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Tuesday
Low  69°
High 93°
Wednesday
Low  68°
High 98°
Thursday
Low  70°
High 99°
Friday
Low  70°
High 99°
Saturday
Low  71°
High 99°
Sunday
Low  69°
High 99°
Monday
Low  68°
High 96°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 85°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Doctor Recruitment Essential To Patient Care
02/02/2010

Southwest Medical Center's renovation project is more than just bricks and mortar. Recruitment of physicians is also a goal of the project. Southwest Medical Center CEO Norm Lambert gives some very eye opening statistics concerning our current doctor situation. He stated, “50% of the physicians on our staff are 60 years old or older, and 1/3 of those are over 65.” He went on to say “I don’t want to say that they are going to retire tomorrow, because 65 is probably the new 55, but at some point in time some of those physicians will be looking at retirement, and we need to get ahead of the curve a little bit and we need more physicians. Probably are most critical need right now is lacking physicians. The physicians are the lifeblood of the hospital.” According to Lambert, there are currently 28 other small communities in Kansas looking for primary care physicians. Essential to the recruitment of doctors are up to date facilities.Lambert went on to say,”They want something that is convenient for themselves and their patients, they want up to date facilities and technology. And of course our proposed renovations and addition to the hospital will provide those.” New Medicare patients are having to go elsewhere to be seen by a doctor as the current staff of physicians are not taking new medicare patients. Lambert also stated that it takes a community to recruit new physicians. Prospective physicians are looking to have a nice medical practice, beyond that, they will be looking at schools, they will look at shopping, and quality of life amenities like the Waterpark, the new movie theater and the improvements to the community are very attractive to people. For more on the proposed renovation, go to www.swmedcenter.com

© Copyright KSCB News
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Bee Jay Batboy Critically Injured
Liberal Bee Jay Bat Boy Passes Away
Bee Jays Win Wild One After Protest
Heartfelt Win on a Heartbreaking Day
Cargill To Close Garden City Plant, Move To Guymon
Stand-Off In Lakin Ends Peacefully
Lane Frost's Parents To Speak In Liberal
Bee Jays Win then Learn Kaiser Passed Away
Bee Jays Use Late Night to Knock Out Newton
Village At The Plaza Open For Tenants
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Truckers Come Together For Kaiser
Ashley Furniture Raises Money For Bright Futures
Kaiser Carlile To Be Honored Tonight In Wichita
Kelby Gets the Call Up
Bee Jays Fondly Remember Kaiser Carlile
Bee Jays Win then Learn Kaiser Passed Away
Liberal Bee Jay Bat Boy Passes Away
Heartfelt Win on a Heartbreaking Day
Bee Jay Batboy Critically Injured
Three BJ's Named First Team All Jayhawk
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group