Seward County

Updated July 2014

Enhancing Student Education

  • 5 students from Seward County are studying at KU Medical Center
  • 5 Steward County physicians serve as volunteer KU Medical Center faculty, providing medical students with hands-on training in rural and underserved communities as part of the Rural Preceptorship Program.
  • Seward 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

  • 22 KU Medical Center graduates live and/or practice in Seward County.
  • 1 health care providers have been placed in Seward County since 2004 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 Seward 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.
  • 88 health care professionals from Seward County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in Fiscal Year 2014.

Advancing Health Care Access

  • 4 Seward 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 FY14. These services are provided through the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.
  • 406 Kansans received free medical attention and education in 2013 through preventive screenings and events hosted in Seward County with support from KU Medical Center programs.

Serving Communities

  • Seward 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: Sep 30, 2014
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