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May 25

Walk with a Doc with Dr. Brandon Tackett

8:30-9:30AM • Atchison Family YMCA
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Atchison Hospital announces their Go-LIVE with MEDITECH Expanse EHR

On April 1, 2019, Atchison Hospital went live with the implementation of the new MEDITECH Expanse EHR. This web-based, health information system consolidates patient records from all points of care, allowing for a more comprehensive healthcare experience for both the patient and the provider. This platform is designed to be readily adaptive to further innovation. Atchison Hospital has been a MEDITECH customer for a long time, and after careful consideration of several systems, chose Expanse EHR as the solution that best fit its needs.

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Atchison Hospital Awarded HFAP Accreditation

Atchison Hospital was awarded accreditation by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), a nationally recognized healthcare facility accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Atchison Hospital earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the hospital's quality and safety standards.

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New Members Join Board

Atchison Hospital welcomes three new board members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board in 2019 is Lorin Affield, Executive Director of the YMCA, Dr. Melinda Pregont, of Trusted Care Chiropractic and Jerry Henry, Executive Director for Achievement Services of Northeast Kansas.

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Jacobson Honored at Annual Chamber Banquet

John Jacobson, our CEO, was honored at this year's Chamber Banquet with the Quality of Life Award in recognition of his leadership, bringing the new Atchison Hospital facility to our community, and for helping to make Atchison a great place to live, work, and visit.






Five Ways CRNAs Provide Safe and Effective Anesthesia Care for Every Patient

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) will be educating the public about the role CRNAs take in providing safe and effective anesthesia care for every patient during the 20th annual National CRNA Week celebration taking place January 20-26, 2019.

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Remember Me Tree Lighting

This year's Remember Me Tree Lighting Ceremony was held on November 18th. Over 50 people attended the ceremony which included Holiday music, the reading of loved one's names, a benediction, and refreshments. This program is sponsored by Atchison Hospital's Home Health and Hospice. So far this year, 165 ornaments have been purchased to honor the memory of loved ones.

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Procedural Pain Management Lunch & Learn

We had a great turn out for our Lunch and Learn with Darin E. Allen, MD and David W. Hart, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C. They spoke on Procedural Pain Management. Their presentation was full of useful information, and many attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and get answers directly from the doctors. Thank you to all who attended. If you weren't able to attend and are interested in learning more about these methods, see your primary care physician for a referral.






Health Fair 2018

Thank you to the 40+ community agencies, organizations, first responders, and businesses participated in this year's Best Care Community Health Fair, which was attended by over 400 participants.

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CARES WOW 3rd Quarter Award Winners Recognized

At Atchison Hospital and Clinics, we provide service and care in a number of ways to our patients, to family members and visitors and yes, even our co-workers. Whether it involves direct patient care, administrative services or hospitality and maintenance services, it is our goal to provide the best experience possible for everyone who walks through the doors of our facility.

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John Jacobson receives prestigious Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award

John Jacobson, Atchison Hospital CEO, received the prestigious Donald A. Wilson Visionary Award for 2018 at the Kansas Hospital Association's annual convention on September 6. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding, innovative contributions to the health care of their community.

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CARES WOW 2nd Quarter Award Winners Recognized

At Atchison Hospital and Clinics, we provide service and care in a number of ways to our patients, to family members and visitors and yes, even our co-workers. Whether it involves direct patient care, administrative services or hospitality and maintenance services, it is our goal to provide the best experience possible for everyone who walks through the doors of our facility.

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Art Unveiling and Appreciation Ceremony for Fast Family

On June 28th, Dr. Robert Fast, along with his cousins David and Kirk, donated a piece of artwork to the Atchison Hospital. The hospital then honored the Fast Family with a plaque for their more than one hundred years of service, sacrifice, and dedication to the Atchison Hospital and the surrounding community.

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Atchison Hospital Employees Tour Children's Mercy Helicopter

On September 11, 2009, Children's Mercy Hospital brought their new state of the art EC145 Helicopter to Atchison Hospital for an introduction, tour, and question and answer segment. The EC145 is the first of its kind in the region, and allows pilots to fly in more restricted and low light conditions.

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Media inquiries should be made to TC Roberts, Marketing & Development Manager, at (913) 360-5577, or email her at troberts@atchhosp.org. For an urgent matter, please call the main hospital number at 913-367-2131 and ask for an overhead page.

Atchison Hospital regularly distributes press releases about our activities, our strategic initiatives and accomplishments, our patient services upgrades, and our awards and recognition. As well, our local paper, the Atchison Daily Globe usually publishes several articles each year about the hospital

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