6401 Patterson Pkwy Arkansas City, KS 67005 (620) 442-2500
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THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER
  • South Central Kansas Medical Center has a proud history of providing needed medical services to Cowley County and its surrounding communities. The organization’s long-term success has been possible due to the ongoing collaborations between the City of Arkansas City government, SCKMC’s Board of Trustees and staff, partnering medical professionals, and tremendous community support.
  • SCKMC was originally founded in Arkansas City on the corner of First Street and Birch in 1906 as Mercy Hospital. In 1914, a group of physicians purchased the hospital and in 1921 it was incorporated. Extensive remodeling in 1920 increased the facility’s capacity to 50 beds. The City of Arkansas City purchased the structure and property in 1946, following the Great Depression and threats of foreclosure. Although the hospital’s ownership had changed, it continued to be supervised by the previous stockholding physicians. In 1951, the original building was torn down, beginning a series of major construction projects. That same year the facility’s name was changed to Arkansas City Memorial Hospital. A new wing was added in 1951 with 20 more beds and a 35 bed convalescent care section. Additional construction projects continued through the 1970’s and 80’s.
  • In 1996, the facility changed its name to South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center in recognition of the fact that its service area had expanded beyond the boundaries of the immediate community. That same year hospital officials began working on plans for a replacement facility. The replacement facility plan evolved from what had originally been a three phase redesign of the original structure. However, after conducting a feasibility study, the hospital Board of Trustees determined building new would be more cost effective, and have longer term benefits for the community. The idea was to leave behind an outdated facility and construct a new building that would allow the hospital to expand the services they offer by taking advantage of a modern and efficient design.
  • With the decision made to proceed with new construction, the hospital Board faced two new challenges: Where do you locate this new facility and how should the organization be structured? Several locations were researched, and then in 2001, one hundred and sixty-eight acres of land North of Arkansas City was generously donated to be used for the site of the replacement hospital. The entire parcel was island annexed to the City of Arkansas City at the request of the medical center, and named “Patterson Park” in recognition of the donors. The regional accessibility and availability of resources allow not only room for the hospital to expand over time, but to also develop the entire property as a complete medical campus. The campus concept includes independent businesses such as a dialysis center, medical supply companies, pharmacies, physician offices, a cancer center, and more.
  • The organizational structure for the new facility changed several times throughout the planning phase. Federal programs such as HUD and USDA were explored, as well as private investor ownership. In the end, the facility remained a “quasi-municipal” entity, connected to the City of Arkansas City in both its ownership and funding for the project.
  • The project was financed through revenue bonds in coordination with the City of Arkansas City through the formation of a public building commission. This multi-step process was boosted by a 10 year, one-half cent sales tax initiative passed by the local voters in November of 2008, and an additional one-percent sales tax initiative in 2016.
  • Construction crews broke ground on the replacement facility on November 5, 2009. In addition to the hospital, the initial site development also included an outpatient services building (OSB), and a maintenance building. On March 17th, 2011 South Central Kansas Medical Center, the word “Regional” was removed to shorten the name, received their first patients at the new facility.
  • Throughout the years, SCKMC has evolved from providing the most basic acute and convalescent care services to an organization that continually strives to lead through providing state-of-the-art technology and quality care to the community. Since the move, SCKMC has expanded to include an off-site outpatient primary care clinic, telemedicine services partnering with medical providers from around the world, and a 12-bed senior health unit. All in addition to the hospital’s wide range of health care services.
  • Today SCKMC’s available services include: cardiology, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, emergency medicine, a wide range of laboratory services, respiratory therapy, nutritional counseling, anesthesia services, 24 hour acute care, general medicine, radiology services which include MRI, CT and mammography, physical, occupational, and speech therapies, obstetrical/gynecological services and childbirth education, bone density testing, nuclear medicine, social services, ophthalmology services, dietary services, pharmacy services, and more.

OUR MISSION IS...

To continuously improve health care through personalized and compassionate care close to home.

OUR VISION IS...

To serve as the foundation for our community's wellness and medical care through service, leadership, and community partnerships.

OUR VALUES:

I CARE (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence)
Demonstrate Integrity in all we do and say.
Be Compassionate to our patients, their family and our co-workers.
Be Accountable for our actions and words.
Show Respect to others at all times.
Seek Excellence in all we do.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dan Jurkovich - Board Chairman 
Kanyon Gingher - Vice Chair 
Paul Klaassen, MD -  Chief of Staff 
Duane Oestmann - Secretary 
Jay Warren - Treasurer 
Karen Welch
ADVISORS TO THE BOARD: Chad Giles & Clayton E. Soule - Legal Counsel

SCKMC ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Jeff Bowman | Chief Executive Officer
Debbie Hockenbury | Chief Financial Officer
Shona Turner | Chief Operations Officer
Shayla McDonald | Chief Quality Officer/ Risk Manager
Jimmie Seacat | Director of Business and HIS Services
Tracy Austin | Director of Nursing
Krista Carrillo | Director of Human Resources
William Jarvis | Director of Information Technology
Jacqueline Martinez | Executive Office Assistant

SCKMC AUXILIARY OFFICERS

Elrea Mullen | President
JoAnn Baker | Vice President
Rose Anstine | Treasurer
Fern Knocke | Gift Shop Treasurer
Leslie Sherman | Program Chairperson

SCK PRIMARY CARE -
ARK CITY CLINIC 

510 west radio lane, Arkansas City
Ark City Clinic is a physician owned multi-provider practice specializing in family medicine and obstetrical care. SCKMC is proud to partner with the Ark City Clinic to provide a complete spectrum of health care services to our community. 

SCK PRIMARY CARE -
SUMMIT CLINIC

515 North Summit, Arkansas City
In July of 2014, South Central Kansas Medical Center partnered with local providers to form South Central Kansas Clinic. South Central Kansas Clinic provides a full spectrum of primary care services and comprehensive medical exams for people of all ages. Our family health center is staffed by highly skilled and compassionate physicians and nurses offering the entire family quality preventative healthcare, management of chronic conditions, and more.

SCK SPECIALTY CLINIC

6403 Patterson parkway, Arkansas City
At the medical center, it is our goal to provide the highest quality of service possible. This is why we work with a variety of medical specialists to offer convenient service for a number of health related issues. Over a dozen physicians provide same day surgery services at SCKMC and/or our Outpatient Specialty Clinic.

SCK PRIMARY CARE -
WINFIELD  

3625 Quail ridge drive, winfield
Winfield Medical Arts partnered with SCKMC in October of 2017, forming one of the largest multi-specialty clinics in the region. Family practice, women's health, internal medicine, and general surgery specialties are all found under one roof. All the physicians are board certified and participate in continuing education to keep them up-to-date in the latest medical advances. Winfield Medical Arts is located at 3625 Quail Ridge Drive in Winfield, KS.

SCK Midwives 

1726 Chicago Ave, winfield
SCK Midwives joined SCK Health in December of 2020. We provide personalized, family, centered care in a home away from home environment. We respect birth as a normal physiologic process and we support clients to make informed decisions. Our midwives are trained to manage emergencies and are certified in basic, neonatal, and advanced cardiac life support.

Your Care Providers

Working Together to Help Improve Care

Cardiology

Lyle Zepick, M.D. 

Clinic Schedule:
1st Tuesday AM
SCKMC Speciality Clinic
6403 Patterson Parkway, 
Arkansas City, KS
67005


Contact Info:
Office: 316-616-2020
Whitney Reader, M.D. 

Clinic Schedule: 
2nd & 4th Thursday PM
SCKMC Specialty Clinic
6403 Patterson Parkway
Arkansas City, KS 
67005

Contact Info:
Office: 800-362-2329
Gregory Boxberger, M.D.


Clinic Schedule:
3rd Tuesday AM
SCKMC Specialist's Referral Clinic
6403 Patterson Parkway, 
Arkansas City, KS
67005


Contact Info:
Office: 800-657-7250
Willie Posey II, D.O. 

Facility/Office:

Winfield Medical Arts
3625 Quail Ridge Drive
Winfield, KS 
67156


Contact Info:
Winfield Medical Arts: 620-221-6100

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Joseph O'Donnell, D.O.
Integrity Healthcare Professionals, LLC.
www.integrityhealthks.com
Eric Flores, PA-C
Integrity Healthcare Professionals, LLC.
www.integrityhealthks.com
Julie Jones, PA-C
Integrity Healthcare Professionals, LLC.
www.integrityhealthks.com

General Surgery

Chandy Samuel, M.D.

Facility/Office:
Winfield Medical Arts
3625 Quail Ridge Drive
Winfield, KS 67156


Contact Info:
Office: 620-221-6100
Fax: 620-221-7680

Tyson Blatchford, M.D.

Facility/Office:
Winfield Medical Arts
3625 Quail Ridge Drive
Winfield, KS 67156


Contact Info:
Winfield Medical Arts: 
620-221-6100




Dr. Patrick Bloedel

Facility/Office:
1230 East 6th Avenue 
Suite 1-D
Winfield, KS 67156

Contact Info:
Office: 620-221-8930

Internal Medicine

Kamran Shahzada, M.D.

Facility/Office:
South Central Kansas Clinic LLC
515 N. Summit
Arkansas City, KS 67005


Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-4850
Website: www.sckclinic.com
Anand Kaul, M.D.

Facility/Office:
Winfield Medical Arts
3625 Quail Ridge Drive
Winfield, KS 67156


Contact Info:
Winfield Medical Arts: 
620-221-6100




Willie Posey II, D.O.

Facility/Office:
Winfield Medical Arts
3625 Quail Ridge Drive
Winfield, KS 67156


Contact Info:
Winfield Medical Arts: 
620-221-6100

Obstetrics

Eric Thomson, M.D.

Facility/Office:
South Central Kansas Clinic LLC
515 N. Summit, Arkansas City, KS
67005


Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-4850
Website: sckclinic.com
Paul Klaassen, M.D.

Facility/Office:
Ark City Clinic
510 W. Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005


Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-2100
Website: sckhealth.com
Jamie Harrington, DNP, APRN, CNM, FNP-BC

Facility/Office:

SCK Midwives
1726 Chicago Ave
Winfield, KS 67156

Contact Info:
Office: 620-301-1274
Website: www.sunflowerbirthcenter.com
Tarena Sisk, MSN, APRN, CNM

Facility/Office:

SCK Midwives
1726 Chicago Ave
Winfield, KS 67156

Contact Info:
Office: 620-301-1274
Website: www.sunflowerbirthcenter.com

Ophthalmology

Mark Wellemeyer, M.D.

SCKMC Surgery Schedule:
Every third Wednesday

Contact Info:
Office: 800-788-3060

Dental Surgery

Nick Rogers, DDS

Facility/Office:
1939 North 11th, Arkansas City, KS
67005


Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-5660

Family Practice

Eric Thomson, M.D.

Facility/Office:
South Central Kansas Clinic LLC
515 N. Summit, Arkansas City, KS 67005

Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-4850
Website: www.sckclinic.com
Cherie Bahm, APRN

Facility/Office:
Winfield Medical Arts
3625 Quail Ridge Drive
Winfield, KS 67156

Contact Info:
Office: 620-221-6100
Fax: 620-221-7680

Rhonda Green, M.D. 

Facility/Office:
South Central Kansas Clinic LLC
515 N. Summit
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-4850
Website: www.sckclinic.com
Bill Simon, PA

Facility/Office:
Arkansas City Clinic
510 W. Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-2100

Heather Irving, APRN

Facility/Office:
Winfield Medical Arts
3625 Quail Ridge Drive
Winfield, KS 67156

Contact Info:
Office: 620-221-6100
Fax: 620-221-7680

Paul Klaassen, M.D.

Facility/Office:
Arkansas City Clinic
510 W. Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005


Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-2100
Website: www.sckhealth.com
Mauricio Herrera, M.D.

Facility/Office:
Arkansas City Clinic
510 W. Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-2100
Website: www.sckhealth.com
Angie Ziegler, APRN

Facility/Office:
South Central Kansas Clinic LLC
515 N. Summit
Arkansas City, KS 67005


Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-4850
Website: www.sckclinic.com

Tammy Cullum, APRN 

Facility/Office:
Arkansas City Clinic
510 W. Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-2100

Sam Aitchison, PA

Facility/Office:
Arkansas City Clinic
510 W. Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Contact Info:
Office: 620-442-2100

Gynecology

Tarena Sisk, MSN, APRN, CNM

Facility/Office:

SCK Midwives
1726 Chicago Ave
Winfield, KS 67156

Contact Info:
Office: 620-301-1274
Website: www.sunflowerbirthcenter.com
Perry Lin, M.D.

Facility/Office:

CRMC Medical Group
1717 W. 8th St.
Coffeyville, Kansas 67337

Contact Info:

Office: 620-251-0777

Jamie Harrington, DNP, APRN, CNM, FNP-BC

Facility/Office:

SCK Midwives
1726 Chicago Ave
Winfield, KS 67156

Contact Info:
Office: 620-301-1274
Website: www.sunflowerbirthcenter.com

Nephrology

Lisa Weber, M.D.

Clinic Schedule:
2nd Friday of Every Month
SCKMC Specialist's Referral Clinic
6403 Patterson Parkway, Arkansas City, KS
67005


Contact Info:
Office: 800-263-3366

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Suhail Ansari

Clinic Schedule:
Every Tuesday/Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SCKMC Specialty Clinic
6403 Patterson Parkway
Arkansas City, KS

Contact Info:

Office: 620-441-5711
Fax: 620-441-5891
Mandy Wood, NP

Clinic Schedule:
Every Tuesday/Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
SCKMC Specialty Clinic
6403 Patterson Parkway
Arkansas City, KS

Contact Info:

Office: 620-441-5711
Fax: 620-441-5891

Urology

Timothy A. Richardson, M.D.

Clinic Schedule:

2nd Thursday
SCKMC Specialty Clinic
6403 Patterson Parkway, Arkansas City, KS

Contact Info:

Office: 316-636-6100
https://www.wichitaurology.com

Our Community

Cowley County has many unique and abundant opportunities whether you are looking to live, work and/or play here.

Located within 1 hour of Wichita. Arkansas City, or "Ark City," is a beautiful community rich in history, located on the Kansas/ Oklahoma border and is known as the gateway to the Cherokee Strip Land Run. An agricultural and business center, this progressive community has approximately 13,000 residents.

Ark City has grown into an industrious community offering many cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. Cowley County Community College has a diverse enrollment and offers a large variety of courses and a beautiful campus.

There are many distinct cultures that are reflected in our world class festivals, history, nature, and arts. Throughout the county are many breathtaking sites of natural beauty. Stone bridges are bountiful along the many creeks and streams. If it's quaint and charm that you like, look no further than our small communities with their unique personalities.

Opportunities for recreational activities are plentiful in this community. In addition to the seventeen parks, Arkansas City has a large community swimming pool, twelve public tennis courts, and two golf courses. The Recreation Center provides activities and facilities for all ages. The Cowley County State Lake and the Kaw Lake Recreation Area provide good hunting and fishing. Chaplin Nature Center provides an excellent opportunity for hiking, with over five miles of trails through diverse habitats.

Educational opportunities are exceptional, with award winning elementary schools, excellent higher education offering cutting-edge programs. Customized programs have helped our industries grow and retain quality employees.

Our rich heritage, culture and location are only a few reasons to check us out. In spite of the myth that Kansas is flat, you will find an abundance of rolling hills, wildlife and pristine rivers. Our location is attractive to the many who have chosen to call Cowley County home. If you prefer to live in a more rural setting with the amenities of metro areas, then Cowley County is the place for you.

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