Seward County

Updated February 2013

Seward 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

  • 6 students from Seward County are currently studying at KU Medical Center
  • 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 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.
  • 49 health care professionals from Seward County participated in KU Medical Center continuing education courses and conferences in 2012.

Advancing Health Care Access

  • 15 Seward County residents made visits to KU Medical Center health care providers in outreach clinics held outside of Kansas City in 2012.
  • 24 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 2012. These services are provided through the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth.
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Last modified: May 23, 2013
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