You Can Help a Soldier Stationed Overseas

You Can Help a Soldier Stationed Overseas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Submitted October 16, 2017 Two Photos: Care Package Graphic, Canine Goggles Cutline: Chitta is modeling a pair of protective goggles she received in a care package from Friends of CHS. Chitta, a Belgian Malinois, and her handler are stationed in Afghanistan. Chitta’s job is to search for explosives—a task made easier with… Continue Reading

Speech therapy featured at Lunch & Learn

In the October 20 installment of Coffey Health System’s Lunch & Learn series, Speech-language Pathologist Jessica Jones will demonstrate the benefits of speech therapy and services covered at Coffey Health System. The noon presentation takes place in Coffey County Hospital’s Allen Woods 2 conference room. People who have experienced an acquired brain injury or stroke… Continue Reading

Shoptober starts this Sunday, October 1st

Who would like to win $250 in Chamber Bucks just in time for Christmas?! Here is what you will need to do to enter: Pickup up a Shoptober card! This card will have all of our participating businesses listed. Starting on October 1st, visit your choice of businesses listed and receive a sticker. Receive an extra sticker for… Continue Reading

Registration Opens for CHS Women’s Health Conference

Coffey Health System’s annual Women’s Health Conference reaches its silver anniversary this year. The conference will be at Burlington High School on Wednesday, October 11. A social hour with appetizers begins at 5:30 in the commons area. Presentations begin in the theater at 6:30 p.m. The Women’s Health Conference combines lifesaving information with a fun… Continue Reading

Kansas Hospital Association Honors Steve Hopkins

Kansas Hospital Association Honors Steve Hopkins

The Kansas Hospital Association honored Steve Hopkins, New Strawn, with the Trustee of the Year Award for his service to Coffey Health System. Hopkins was nominated for his selfless dedication as treasurer of the CHS board from 2014-2015 and, especially, as chair from 2015-2017. “As everyone knows, healthcare is one of the most demanding, complex,… Continue Reading

Coffey County Hospital Receives New Certification and Quality-Based Accreditation

Coffey County Hospital marked two significant milestones this summer: achieving certification as a Critical Access Hospital and national accreditation from DNV GL Healthcare. Accreditation assures that Coffey County Hospital meets or exceeds all patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The hospital received official confirmation from CMS… Continue Reading

Coffey County Hospital Earns Mammography Accreditation

Coffey County Hospital Earns Mammography Accreditation

Coffey County Hospital’s mammography department earned a three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology in late July. Accreditation assures that staff, equipment, processes, and image quality at Coffey County Hospital meet the ACR’s stringent requirements for patient care. “Our mammography staff works very hard all year to provide the best quality service possible, and… Continue Reading

Kansas Department of Commerce recognizes CHS as regional award winner

Kansas Department of Commerce recognizes CHS as regional award winner

Coffey Health System is among 19 businesses throughout Kansas recognized as regional winners in the Kansas Department of Commerce Governor’s Award of Excellence program. A plaque and letter from Governor Sam Brownback were presented at the CHS board meeting on July 24. KDOC representative Barbara Anderson read Brownback’s message, which read, in part, “This award… Continue Reading

Paid Job Training For People 55+

SER Jobs for Progress, Inc., Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) SER SCSEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and focuses on the needs of mature workers, the community and employers. SER SCSEP prepares eligible mature workers for unsubsidized jobs through training at community based organizations. The eligible worker will receive a stipend while he… Continue Reading

Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Honors Gold Award Recipient From Waverly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2017 Media Contact: Darcy Gray (888) 686-6468 dgray@gskh.org Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Honors Gold Award Recipient From Waverly EMPORIA — Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland will be honoring nine 2016-17 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients during special ceremonies this weekend, including a Gold Award recipient from eastern Kansas. The… Continue Reading

Stroke awareness to be featured at Lunch & Learn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Submitted: March 28, 2017 By: Virginia DuBuke, Coffey Health System marketing assistant Stroke awareness to be featured at Lunch & Learn Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United Sates and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. Conditions, behavior, and even family history can play a… Continue Reading

13th Annual Wolf Creek WildBlue BBQ

WildBlue BBQ is open to vendors! If you’d like a booth to sell your products at WildBlue on Saturday, July 15, fill out the form below to reserve a spot. Display areas will be outdoors, the size of one parking stall, and a limited number of spaces will be available. Set-up will begin at 8 a.m.… Continue Reading

Coffey County launches new website!

BURLINGTON – Coffeycountyks.org has a fresh new look, upgraded features, and improved navigation. The colorful and engaging redesign features local photography from the Capture Coffey County Photo Contest, and large, colorful buttons that make navigating the website easy. The new website is Mobile Responsive, which means it is easily viewed from all devices including tablets… Continue Reading

Coffey County Business Expo 2017

Coffey County Business Expo 2017

Explore. this is a one-day event, whether you are in the start-up phase or a long-established company, the Business Expo has the resources you need to stay a step ahead of your competition. Ignite. your entrepreneurial spirit at the Coffey County’s business-to-business expo! Small Business Expo helps small business owners, start-ups and entrepreneurs like you take… Continue Reading

Hernandez Named to “60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know”

Hernandez Named to “60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know”

A national healthcare publication once again named Coffey Health System Chief Executive Officer Leonard Hernandez to its list of “60 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.” Becker’s Hospital Review announced its annual list of innovative rural healthcare leaders on January 31. Hernandez and Dennis Shelby, CEO of Wilson Medical Center, are the only Kansas representatives on… Continue Reading

2017 Rate Changes for FedEx Shipping Services

2017 Rate Changes for FedEx Shipping Services

As you plan your 2017 shipping program, we want to inform you that FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery®, FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates effective January 2, 2017. Additionally, there will be changes to shipping fees and surcharges that may apply to your shipment and affect your total shipping rate.… Continue Reading

Angel Investor Tax Credit Progam Helps Ensure Success of Kansas Businesses

Angel Investor Tax Credit Progam Helps Ensure Success of Kansas Businesses

Angel Tax Credits Entrepreneurship is important to the Kansas economy in many ways. There are more than 246,000 small businesses in Kansas. These businesses account for 35.1 percent of all Kansas businesses. In some cases, small businesses require assistance to get their ventures up and running. The Kansas Department of Commerce has a specific program… Continue Reading

DO YOU KNOW? THE STORY OF SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY®

DO YOU KNOW? THE STORY OF SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY®

DAY ONE – 2010 The first-ever Small Business Saturday took place on Nov 27. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses. THE DAY BECAME OFFICIAL – 2011 The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution of support for Small Business Saturday. U.S. Senate officially recognized the day EVERY STATE IN THE UNION –… Continue Reading

Lunch & Learn: Casting A Vote For Your Healthcare

Healthcare is a complicated issue, and this election is critical for rural Kansas hospitals. On October 27, Coffey Health System Chief Executive Officer Leonard Hernandez will help voters understand the issues that affect lives every day in Coffey County. In this special segment of the popular Lunch & Learn series, Hernandez will translate the impact… Continue Reading

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire and retain veterans and individuals from other target groups with significant barriers to employment. Employers claim about $1 billion in tax credits each year under the WOTC program. There is no limit on the number of individuals an employer… Continue Reading

2nd Annual Shoptober

Shoptober starts this Saturday, October 1st Who would like to enter to win $250 in Chamber Bucks just in time for Christmas?! Here is what you will need to do to enter: Pickup up a Shoptober card! This card will have all of our participating businesses listed. Starting on October 1st, visit your choice of businesses listed and… Continue Reading

You Can Help a Soldier Stationed Overseas

You Can Help a Soldier Stationed Overseas

You can easily brighten the day of a local soldier stationed overseas! For the eight year, Friends of Coffey Health System is compiling care packages to send to local troops stationed overseas, including canine units. Everyday items such as toiletry/hygiene items; snacks; playing cards; crossword/Sudoku books; gently-used magazines, CDs & paperback books; and leftover Halloween… Continue Reading

Registration Opens for CHS Women’s Health Conference

In the United States, violent crime occurs every 30 seconds. Every six minutes, someone is raped. Learn simple tips to reduce your risk of becoming a victim at the 24th Annual Coffey Health System Women’s Health Conference. “This is information that every female needs to know, regardless of age,” said CHS Director of Marketing Tracy… Continue Reading

Jolleen Palmer Receives State Award

Jolleen Palmer Receives State Award

When Jolleen Palmer was elected Coffey Health System’s Health Care Worker of the Year in July, her supervisor described her as a “hidden gem.” CHS’s gem is no longer hidden. On September 8, the Kansas Hospital Association awarded Palmer its prestigious Health Care Worker of the Year Award. “We couldn’t be more proud of Jolleen,”… Continue Reading

Kansas Girl Scouts Aim For World Record

Kansas Girl Scouts Aim For World Record

2,005 participants needed to break world record for largest sleepover Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is inviting K-12 girls from across the state to help break the world record for the largest sleepover during the Outside In Campout at Towne West Square in Wichita. The Outside In Campout will be from 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.… Continue Reading

County Median Wages

County median wages go into effect today, Sept. 1st.  As many of you know, these wage standards are used for our PEAK (Promoting Employment Across Kansas), KIT (Kansas Industrial Training) and KIR (Kansas Industrial Retraining) programs. Provided by Kansas Department of Commerce         Continue Reading

50th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract

“As regional economic and social statistics become more prevalent so do the number of sources disseminating such information. The utility of these statistics depends to a great extent on an awareness of the various sources containing them and their accessibility. Often, even under the best of conditions, it is difficult to know if and where… Continue Reading

Governor Brownback Proclaims August as Farmers’ Market Month

MANHATTAN, Kan. — In recognition of the important role farmers’ markets play in Kansas communities, Governor Sam Brownback proclaimed August as Farmers’ Market Month in Kansas. In both urban centers and rural communities, farmers’ markets give consumers access to fresh, locally grown produce and serve as an important link between food producers and consumers of… Continue Reading

We CARE We VOTE’ Initiative Launches at Coffey Health System

BURLINGTON, KANSAS (JULY 25, 2016)—Kansas legislators have an opportunity to protect access to healthcare for hardworking Kansans and, in doing so, they will boost the state economy. That’s why the employees of Coffey Health System are getting involved in this year’s election process with the “We CARE We VOTE” campaign. There are 127 community hospitals… Continue Reading

Amazon to Open 855K sq ft Fulfillment Center in Kansas City, Kansas

Amazon’s fifth Kansas location will create over 1,000 full-time hourly roles SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 11, 2016– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced it will open a new fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas. The new facility, the second large-sized fulfillment center Amazon has announced within a span of four months, will create over 1,000 full-time roles. In… Continue Reading

Leading Alzheimer’s Expert Offers Free Presentations

One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia. For families and loved ones, education is crucial to understanding the disease process and providing care. Sunset Manor in Waverly invites anyone whose life is touched by dementia to attend a free seminar on Thursday, July 21. Dementia expert Linda Farrar will… Continue Reading

Coffey County Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Coffey County Area Breastfeeding Coalition

K-State Research and Extension, Coffey County Health Department, Coffey Health System, and Coffey County Economic Development have come together and are forming a “Coffey County Area Breastfeeding Coalition”. One simple way to support breastfeeding is to take the pledge and become a “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” business. You simply take a pledge, enroll online, and put… Continue Reading

Coffey County Economic Development Learns Burlington Wal-Mart Building Is Not On A Bulk Sale List.

Coffey County Economic Development Learns Burlington Wal-Mart Building Is Not On A Bulk Sale List.

BURLINGTON – Coffey County Economic Development Director, Stacy Haines, contacted Walmart Realty within the last week seeking information and to pass along a complaint about the tall grass surrounding the building. Wal-Mart officials told her a group of the recently closed stores were going up for bid with a group of buyers. Little information was… Continue Reading

WildBlue BBQ Is Open To Vendors!

WildBlue BBQ Is Open To Vendors!

Advertise Your Business And Invest In Coffey County. Wolf Creek is organizing this year’s Wolf Creek WildBlue BBQ competition, and they are asking for your help to make it a success. Sponsorship of the event is a great way to invest in our local community while securing valuable promotions for your business. Proceeds from the… Continue Reading

Open A Day Care in Coffey County!

Open A Day Care in Coffey County!

The Coffey County Health Department, in partnership with Coffey County Economic Development, is offering a $250 INCENTIVE to up to four individuals who apply for a daycare license in 2016 and meet the following criteria: Complete all licensing requirements and obtain a permanent license Complete the FREE online course: How to Support Breastfeeding Families Have… Continue Reading

2016 Catfish Capital Tournament and Fish Fry

2016 Catfish Capital Tournament and Fish Fry

2016 Catfish Capital Tournament and Fish Fry Public event by the Burlington Rotary Club The Burlington Rotary Club invites everyone to the second Catfish Capital Tournament and Fish Fry. Fisherguys and gals of all skill levels are invited to participate in the two day tournament. Participants and everyone from the public are invited to a… Continue Reading

Coffey County Housing Authority Was Awarded A Grant For $150,000

Coffey County Housing Authority Was Awarded A Grant For $150,000

Kansas Housing Resource Council awarded 2 million dollars for loans and grants to cities and counties for infrastructure or housing development in rural areas. Coffey County Housing Authority was awarded a grant for $150,000 for a moderate income housing triplex. CCHA will break ground soon for this project where previously a condemned building stood. Completion of this… Continue Reading

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