March 2010

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital Transferred

The governing board of Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend, KS, and CHI approved a binding agreement that transferred control of St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Larned, KS, to HaysMed Partners-Pawnee County, Inc., effective March 1. The agreement followed months of discussion to find a way to transfer the hospital and assure continued services to the Larned community. Central Kansas Medical Center and CHI anticipate a smooth transition for St. Joseph’s patients, employees and physicians.