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    Dodge City Medical Center Joins Centura Health

    January 3,2017

    (GARDEN CITY, KAS.) Centura Health is pleased to announce the joining of Dodge City Medical Center (DCMC) to Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG), a multi-specialty group in Colorado and Kansas. The nine-physician partners of the center voted unanimously to join CHPG, combining their medical expertise with those of Siena Medical Clinic, Women’s Clinic, Ulysses Family Physicians and Ulysses Surgical. The resulting group will grow the physicians and advanced practice providers serving western Kansas.

    “Dodge City Medical Center is a welcome and valuable addition to Centura Health,” St. Catherine Hospital President and CEO, Scott Taylor said. “By combining the Dodge City, Garden City and Ulysses medical communities, we are improving access to both primary and specialty care, and establishing a platform to recruit specialists that no one community could secure on its own.” Taylor also oversees all Centura Health operations in Kansas. SCH is part of the Centura family.

    DCMC believes that being part of a larger system will be beneficial to their clinic, Dodge City and the neighboring communities, Taylor noted. These benefits include the ability to collaborate with like-minded physicians across western Kansas and an opportunity to develop new models of health services. Centura Health has committed to investing in the growth and development of facilities and information technology to benefit patient care. St. Catherine Hospital will provide administrative, operational and other support to DCMC.

    Stephanie Waggoner, administrator of the Centura Health Physician Group in Kansas, echoed many of Taylor’s comments and added a few other insights. “While rural health care providers face increasing challenges, this new relationship with DCMC better equips us to navigate the challenges ahead,” Waggoner said. “At the same time, DCMC will continue its legacy of providing high-quality health care.” As part of the Centura Health network, the clinic will gain access to coordinated-care initiatives, and ongoing investments in telehealth and specialty services, Waggoner added.

    “We are all pleased to welcome the DCMC physicians, providers and associates to our Centura family,” Waggoner said. “We are now partners in supporting health and wellness, and delivering optimal value to our neighbors in Ford County and the surrounding area.”

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    About Dodge City Medical Center (DCMC)
    Dodge City Medical Center is a multi-specialty clinic providing care in family medicine, internal medicine, nephrology, pediatrics, dermatology, general surgery, orthopedics, and urgent care. The center also offers laboratory, physical therapy and radiology services in Dodge City and has providers in Montezuma and outreach clinics in communities throughout southwest Kansas. For more information, please go to Dodge City Medical Center website. 

    About St. Catherine Hospital
    St. Catherine Hospital was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters in 1931 and is a Joint Commission-accredited, award winning regional health care center that provides a full-range of medical specialties in southwest Kansas. Exceptional care, extraordinary people - it’s what makes the St. Catherine Hospital difference. For more information, please visit St. Catherine Hospital website. 

    About Centura Health
    Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

    Media Contact
    Shawna Deal
    St. Catherine Hospital, Centura Health
    Community Relations Coordinator
    620-272-2529 (desk)
    620-805-9959 (cell)
    ShawnaDeal@Centura.org



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