Updated January 2013
Morton 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 health professions student received hands-on training in Morton County in 2012 through placement programs in rural and underserved communities, including Rural Preceptorship Program for KU medical students and fieldwork experiences for other professions.
- Morton County is part of the Southwest Medical Education Network with Randall Fahrenholtz, MD, a resident of Tribune, 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
- 4 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Morton County.
- 1 health care provider has been placed in Morton County since 2003 through the Kansas Recruitment & 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.
- 8 health care professionals from Morton County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in 2012.
Advancing Health Care Access
- 4 Morton County residents made visits to KU Medical Center health care providers in outreach clinics held outside of Kansas City in 2012.
May 23, 2013