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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Call to Continuing Conversion and Rite of Election 2019

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May 19, 2019

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls series

 

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Central Kansas Medical Center in

Great Bend to focus on outpatient care


The newly named ‘St. Rose Ambulatory and

Surgery Center’ a nod to an earlier time

Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend will soon return to its roots, with plans to become St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center.
CKMC officials hope that the change will be made by April.
At that time, the hospital will focus exclusively on outpatient services, including comprehensive urgent care services and same-day surgery and cancer care, and will no longer provide in-patient care. Reportedly, three floors of the current hospital will close, while more services will be added to the first two floors.
According to the CKMC board of directors, the move comes as a direct response to the changing health care needs of the community.  
Hospital recruiter Mark Mingenback noted in an AP news story that 80 percent of the hospital’s current service to the community is on an outpatient basis. Although the hospital houses 99 beds, Mingenback said that in the last year, the hospital had an average number of only eight patients staying overnight at one time.
This may, in part, be due to the fact that three other hospitals are located within 10 miles of the Medical Center.
“We are excited by our new focus,” said Ron Vratil, CKMC board chair.
“Just as the Dominican sisters responded when the Great Bend community asked for a hospital in 1903, we are responding today. Medical care and the needs of our community are different now, so we are transforming our health ministry to assure access to health care services for the Great Bend community now and tomorrow.”
CKMC first opened in April 1903 as St. Rose Hospital, named for the Peruvian saint known for her compassion to the sick and poor.
In 1964, St. Rose became Central Kansas Medical Center and a major renovation was completed, incorporating CKMC’s innovative six-story cloverleaf design. The structure was dedicated on March 1, 1964 with an estimated 20,000 visitors in attendance.
The old St. Rose building was eventually demolished in 1993.
CKMC will meet with community, government and civic leaders, local physicians and Great Bend Regional Hospital over the next several weeks to discuss its plans.
“We want to ensure people have access to the medical and health care services they need,” said Tom Fitz, CKMC interim president and CEO.
In addition to urgent care, surgery and cancer services, CKMC will provide physician clinics, imaging, laboratory services, outpatient therapies, home health care, hospice, and a sleep lab. It will operate in two locations, the Heartland Cancer Center and the CKMC campus.
The first lay board for Central Kansas Medical Center was created in 1969 and continues to be a model for governance. The Dominican Sisters, seeing the need to identify new ways to continue their healing ministry while encountering limitations in their human resources, helped to create a new organization, Catholic Health Initiatives, in 1996.
The Dominican Sisters maintain their presence on the CKMC Board of Directors while having an opportunity to influence healthcare on a national level.

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Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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