Updated January 2013
Ellsworth County is served by the Northwest office of KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Hays, which serves the state through student education initiatives, professional education for health care providers, health screenings, clinics and public presentations on health topics.
Enhancing Student Education
- 2 students from Ellsworth County are currently studying at KU Medical Center.
- 30 K-12 students in Ellsworth County participated in activities during 2012 that encouraged them to consider careers in health care, math and science. These events were hosted by the Area Health Education Centers and Office for Cultural Enhancement and Diversity.
- Ellsworth County is part of the Northcentral Medical Education Network with Scott Owings, MD, a resident of Salina, serving as the Medical Education Director. The medical education director helps coordinate the School of Medicine's efforts to mentor, train and place physicians throughout Kansas.
Strengthening the Health Care Workforce
- 10 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Ellsworth County.
- 1 Ellsworth County health care employer exhibited with 2012 Kansas Career Opportunities, which is designed to introduce medical students, residents and other health care professionals to rural communities looking to hire.
- 26 health care professionals from Ellsworth County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in 2012.
Advancing Health Care Access
- 2 Ellsworth County residents made visits to KU Medical Center health care providers in outreach clinics held outside of Kansas City in 2012.
- 3 Ellsworth County residents saw KU Medical Center health care providers via telemedicine, an interactive video technology that connects providers and patients when distance separates the two, in 2012. These services are provided through the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.
May 23, 2013