KRRC Placement News

Primary care physician joins Comanche County Hospital

James Stanford, M.D., has joined Comanche County Hospital and is now providing services in Coldwater and Protection.

"Comanche County represents a cohesive rural community including Coldwater, Protection and Wilmore. There is plenty of work to do, and a wonderfully supportive team in place to deliver excellent care," Stanford said. "I am already busy with clinic patients. It just feels like the right place for me to be. After decades of big city life, I am happy returning to my rural roots."  

Stanford received a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University in 2006. He graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, Kan. in 2011. Stanford then completed two years of residency with KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Stanford and Comanche County Hospital were matched through the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center (KRRC). The KRRC assists Kansas health care employers in rural and underserved communities with recruiting and retaining health care professionals.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Stanford join our team," said Nancy Zimmerman, administrator at Comanche County Hospital. "He really cares about his patients and their families and is so excited to be practicing in a rural community."  

Since 2004, the KRRC has placed 173 health care providers in rural and underserved Kansas communities. The KRRC is a not-for-profit program administered by Rural Health Education and Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center. For more information on the KRRC, visit or call 888-503-4221.

July 28, 2014

Last modified: Jul 28, 2014