Updated February 2013
Phillips 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 Phillips County are currently studying at KU Medical Center.
- Phillips County is part of the Northwest Medical Education Network with Michael Machen, MD, a resident of Quinter, 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
- 1 KU Medical Center graduate lives and/or practices in Phillips County.
- 1 Phillips County physician received funding through the Kansas Bridging Plan, a loan-forgiveness program offered since 1991 to primary care medical residents who agree to practice in rural Kansas.
- 1 shift was covered by a temporary physician, which allowed a Phillips County physician necessary time off in 2012. This coverage was made via KU Medical Center's Kansas Locum Tenens and Kansas Medical Resource programs.
- 1 Phillips 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.
- 56 health care professionals from Phillips County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in 2012.
Advancing Health Care Access
- 9 Phillips County residents made visits to KU Medical Center health care providers in outreach clinics held outside of Kansas City in 2012.
- 2 Phillips 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