Kansas Connections shares news, interviews, and success stories about what Kansas communities are doing to strengthen and ensure access to health care in rural and underserved Kansas. We also showcase the benefits of life in a rural community. Created and distributed by Rural Health Education and Services, our stories are posted on an ongoing basis. See our most recent stories below, or jump to our archive page to view all of our past stories.
RedTire plays matchmaker for retiring business owners and potential buyers in KansasAug 18, 2017
-- After nearing 30 years of owning Funk Pharmacy in Concordia, Kan., Doug and Kathy Funk were ready to retire. But by December 2014, after two years of trying, they had not found a buyer for their business. That’s when Doug Funk contacted RedTire, a program offered by the University of Kansas School of Business that acts as a matchmaker between retiring small business owners in rural communities and qualified buyers.
Kansas Recruitment and RetentionMay 05, 2017
-- In her role as physician recruiter with Salina Regional Health Center, Brandie Nelson wants to do more than simply fill an open position with a qualified candidate and call it a day.
Kansas Career Opportunities Career FairDec 07, 2016
-- As a medical student, Dr. Robert Ullom wasn’t certain exactly where he wanted to practice, but he had set one condition — the hospital had to be rural.
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Dec 07, 2016