Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Saturday, 02 August 2014
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports
Southwest Medical Center Bond Vote Tuesday March 2.
02/26/2010

Local access to modern quality health care for Seward County and the surrounding area residents has always been a priority as evidenced by the support and success of the Southwest Medical Center throughout the decades. It must continue to be a priority for the health and future of our County and area. In addition to providing vital services, Southwest Medical Center is one of our area’s largest employers with approximately 435 employees and an annual payroll of $17.4 million. As economists estimate that payroll dollars are circulated in a community by seven to eight times, the economic impact of the Medical Center is estimated at more than $130 million annually. Equally as important, the hospital and emergency care availability as well as skilled long term care, home health and a variety of other wellness services are crucial parts of our quality of life in Seward County.

The Medical Center has an dedicated staff including 30 doctors that provide outstanding quality of care services to patients and residents with an emphasis on complete care. Southwest Medical Center offers a wide range of services including 24-hour a day, seven days a week nursing services, acute and emergency care, out-patient services, surgery, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, diagnostic and lab services and a variety of other specialized medical services. Modern healthcare is both essential to the welfare of our residents and area communities, but also the retention and attraction of new businesses and residents to the area.

Southwest Medical Center opened in 1964-more than 45 years ago. The community has grown dramatically in the last five decades and the need for medical services also has grown. Changes in the way medical care is provided as well as regulations require an investment to continue to provide an environment of healing and to meet today’s code requirements. Improvements and upgrades of existing spaces as well as additional space for the recruitment of doctors and staff are also priorities.

After much time, study and thought, the Board of County Commissioners, at the request of the Medical Center Board, approved a resolution calling a special election requesting the authority to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $17 million to provide the financing for the majority of the proposed improvements. A part of the overall plan is a Medical Office Building that will be funded with existing hospital resources and not from the proposed bond issue.

© Copyright swmedcenter.com
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
Head On Crash Claims The Life of a Liberal Woman
Liberal Police Look For Suspect
Dr. Valdez To Relocate To Wichita Area
Winners Split Jackpot at Summer Bingo Party
USDA Selects Abengoa in Hugoton to Accept Biomass Deliveries in Kansas
New Hours At Adventure Bay Family Waterpark
Concerns Continue Over DCCC Merger
Citizenship Classes To Begin
Man Arrested In Kidnapping Scheme
Roadwork In Ulysses To Detour Traffic
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Man Arrested In Kidnapping Scheme
Advance Voting Continues In Seward County
Seven Teams from Seven States in Liberal for Babe Ruth Ball
Kansas Revenues Up In July
Liberal Police Look For Suspect
USDA Selects Abengoa in Hugoton to Accept Biomass Deliveries in Kansas
An Angry Red Update with LHS Athletic Director  
Oklahoma Voter Registration Deadline Approaches
New Hours At Adventure Bay Family Waterpark
Concerns Continue Over DCCC Merger
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 Kansas Lottery

©2014 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