Updated February 2013
Rush County is served by the Southwest office of KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Garden City, 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
- 1 student from Rush County is currently studying at KU Medical Center.
- Rush 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
- 2 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Rush County.
- 1 health care provider has been placed in Rush County since 2003 through the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center, which provides placement assistance to rural health organizations and seeks to enhance the quality and quantity of health care professionals in rural Kansas.
- 12 health care professionals from Rush County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in 2012.
Advancing Health Care Access
- 2 Rush County residents made visits to KU Medical Center health care providers in outreach clinics held outside of Kansas City in 2012.
May 23, 2013