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Clay County Medical Center

Promoting wellness in Clay County is of the utmost importance to the area’s healthcare providers. The Clay County Medical Center, Clay County Health Department and a number of diverse medical practices ensure the health of the region’s residents through a wide spectrum of services and programs.

Clay County Medical Center serves a vital need by providing quality of life services. The medical center is fully licensed by the state of Kansas as a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and certified by Medicare. The hospital is non-profit, Medicare certified and includes a program known as Meadowlark Hospice, and the Mark A. Champman Wellness Center. Meadowlark Hospice provides end of life care for Clay County and the surrounding counties of Cloud, Marshall, Republic, Riley, and Washington. CCMC offers rehabilitation services such as physical, speech and occupational therapy. CCMC outpatient clinics provide care from 15 specialized physicians in audiology, cardiology, ear-nose-throat, hematology, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, podiatry and urology.

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The education department focuses on collaborating with the community healthcare organizations to implement educational programs. CCMC is also a clinical site for students from a nearby community college. The medical center is connected to the community through hosting the weekly Chamber of Commerce coffees and the monthly Lunch Bunch for those 55 years of age and older. School tours and a Teddy Bear Clinic are available for the younger ages. Support groups are available as well, affording solace for those suffering from bereavement, diabetes and stroke.

The Mark A. Chapman Wellness Center is a vital part of CCMC. It is a full-service facility with an indoor walking track, various cardiovascular machines, resistance training machines, free weights and an exercise swimming pool. Classes are offered in aerobic and aquatic exercise. Conveniently located between therapy departments, the fitness center is often used by patients during rehabilitation. Many eventually make a lifestyle change and become members of the facility.

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