Harper County

Updated January 2013

Harper 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

  • 2 students from Harper County are currently studying at KU Medical Center.
  • Harper County is part of the Southcentral Medical Education Network with Greg Thomas, MD, and Marla Ullom-Minnich, MD, a resident of McPherson and Moundridge, respectively, serving as the Medical Education Directors. 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

  • 5 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Harper County.
  • 7 health care providers have been placed in Harper 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.
  • 1 Harper 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.
  • 10 health care professionals from Harper County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in 2012.

Advancing Health Care Access

  • 2 Harper County residents made visits to KU Medical Center health care providers in outreach clinics held outside of Kansas City in 2012.
  • 32 Harper 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.
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Last modified: May 22, 2013
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