Pawnee County

Updated July 2014

Enhancing Student Education

  • 9 students from Pawnee County are studying at KU Medical Center.
  • Pawnee 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

  • 12 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Pawnee County.
  • 3 Pawnee County physicians 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.
  • 115 enrollments in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences by Pawnee County health care professionals in Fiscal Year 2014.
  • Pawnee County is part of The Kansas Sepsis Project. Led by KU Medical Center Professor Steven Simpson, MD, the project seeks to reduce the death rates of patients with severe sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. The program teaches health professionals in all specialties to recognize severe sepsis and to take rapid, organized steps to treat severe sepsis.

Serving Communities

  • Pawnee County is served by the West 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.

 

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Last modified: Aug 22, 2014
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