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Jo Murphy’s Extra Dimension of Caring

By Jeff Brull | May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Jo Murphy’s Extra Dimension of Caring

Volunteers at HaysMed add the extra dimension of caring according to Jo Murphy. And she would know. Jo spent nearly 35 years with wholehearted dedication and pride in being part of that Volunteer team. Jo passed away on May 1, 2019. Jo began her work in the Hays medical community as a Volunteer, rising quickly…

New CT Scanner Improves Patient Care

By Jeff Brull | May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on New CT Scanner Improves Patient Care

The staff of HaysMed’s Dreiling-Schmidt Cancer Institute (DSCI) takes pride in providing outstanding patient care. We recognize that the best possible patient care is the result of a combination of resources that all work well together. This spring, DSCI installed a new CT scanner used to plan our patients’ radiation therapies. The new large-bore scanner…

The View From Here…

By Jeff Brull | May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on The View From Here…

From Executive Director Jeff Brull, Summer 2019 I find myself reflecting in my office following the memorial service of Jo Murphy, where many stories were shared about the dedication and loving personality of HaysMed’s former long-time director of Volunteer Services. No doubt she connected with hundreds if not thousands of people over the course of…

Hadley Rooms Receive Upgrades

By Jeff Brull | May 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Hadley Rooms Receive Upgrades

Hadley Room Renovation The Hadley Foundation underwrote state of the art renovations for the Hadley Rooms. These four large rooms are located in the main floor of HaysMed’s and are used for education and training of HaysMed associates as well as regional symposia and community events. The renovation project includes presentation and remote meeting equipment,…

The Paul and Virginia Miller Society Luncheon

By Jeff Brull | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on The Paul and Virginia Miller Society Luncheon

Members of the Paul & Virginia Miller Society along with friends of the HaysMed Foundation gathered for the annual Society luncheon held in April. Speaker Dr. Jeffery Curtis, Director of Cardiology Services, shared the history of the DeBakey Heart Institute and the plans for the future. HaysMed President and Chief Executive Officer Eddie Herrman reviewed…

HaysMed Foundation Sees Leadership Change

By samanthav | August 27, 2018 | Comments Off on HaysMed Foundation Sees Leadership Change

Hays, Kan.–After twelve years as the executive director of The HaysMed Foundation, Ruth Heffel has announced her retirement set for August 31. Heffel has guided The Foundation through major growth and established processes that will continue to offer structured expansion opportunities for generations to come. “I have been so blessed with the opportunity to meet…

HaysMed Foundation Campaign Surpasses Goal

By samanthav | August 14, 2018 | Comments Off on HaysMed Foundation Campaign Surpasses Goal

In April of last year, the HaysMed Foundation announced the Powerful Technology Campaign. The goal was to acquire several new key technologies that would signal a major turning point in patient care. The campaign, chaired by Dr. Tom and Debra McDonald, surpassed its $3 million goal, with a total of $3,822,342 in gifts and pledges.…

Hansen, Hadley Foundations Instrumental in New Medical Simulation Labs

By samanthav | August 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Hansen, Hadley Foundations Instrumental in New Medical Simulation Labs

Thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation in Logan, Kan. along with a $125,000 allocation from the Hays based Hadley Foundation, HaysMed will form a new collaboration with Fort Hays State University. This new venture includes clinical simulation, skills, and assessment labs to be housed in Stroup Hall on the FHSU…

HaysMed to Offer Pediatric Spine Clinic

By samanthav | June 18, 2018 | Comments Off on HaysMed to Offer Pediatric Spine Clinic

Beginning in July, Hays Medical Center, part of the University of Kansas Health System, will offer a quarterly pediatric spine clinic. The first clinic will be July 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Orthopedic Clinic 2500 Canterbury. The clinic will focus on congenital orthopedic problems in pediatrics such as scoliosis, club feet, hip…