Stevens County

Updated December 2015

  • Stevens County is served KU Medical Center's Area Health Education Centers (AHECs), which serve 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 student from Stevens County is currently studying at KU Medical Center.
  • 16 high school students in Stevens County participated in activities during the 2014-15 school year that encouraged them to consider careers in health care, math and science. These events were hosted by the KU AHECs.
  • Stevens County is part of the Southwest Medical Education Network with Thomas Koksal, M.D., a resident of Garden City, 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

  • 3 KU Medical Center graduate live and/or practices in Stevens County.
  • 1 Stevens 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.
  • 1 Stevens County health care employer exhibited with 2015 Kansas Career Opportunities, which is designed to introduce medical students, residents and other health care professionals to rural communities looking to hire.
  • 1 enrollment in KU Medical Center continuing education/professional development courses and conferences by Stevens County health care professionals in Fiscal Year 2015. Continuing education programming is offered by KU Medical Center's Continuing Education and Professional Development and KU AHECs.

Advancing Health Care Access

  • A handful of Stevens County residents took part in Midwest Cancer Alliance cancer prevention outreach screenings in FY15.

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Last modified: Feb 12, 2016