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What is the Sunflower Health Network?

The Sunflower Health Network is a not-for-profit organization that consists of 15 counties located primarily in North Central Kansas. According to the 2005 Census Bureau Data, the total population for this predominately rural area is 179,056. Sunflower Health Network's (SHN) specific purpose is to improve the health status of the population. The 17 member hospitals, in conjunction with their medical staffs, have developed a network that fosters cooperation and coordination. The priority has been to enhance the integration of health related services among the SHN member communities while respecting local autonomy.

The Sunflower Health Network will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery within the region we serve. This will be accomplished through workforce strategies and education, performance improvement and community health, programs and services, and advocacy.

photo blockSunflower Health Network earns national recognition

(May 19, 2011) – The Sunflower Health Network, Inc., was recognized by the National Cooperative of Health Networks Association (NCHN) as the 2011 Outstanding Health Network of the Year. (See News page for complete article)

The Outstanding Health Network of the Year Award recognizes a network that has improved access to health services in its service area and has improved the coordination of resources for members using particularly innovative and comprehensive approaches. Heather Fuller, Executive Director of the Sunflower Health Network, recently accepted the award at the 17th annual NCHN conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. ~ read more ~

photo blockKansas PCMH Initiative pilot sites announced

(June 21, 2011) - The Kansas Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMHI) announces the selection of 8 physician-led practices to participate in the Kansas PCMHI Pilot Project as part of the larger PCMH Initiative. With the official launch scheduled to kick off July 1, 2011, the 24-month Pilot Project will serve as a focal point for health care transformation in the state of Kansas. The selected practices include:

American Medical Practice of Winfield / Augusta Family Practice, PA, Winfield; Cheyenne County Clinic, Cheyenne County Hospital, St. Francis; Ellsworth County Medical Center and Rural Health Clinic, Ellsworth; Mindi S. Garner, D.O., Chartered, Pittsburg; Great Plains of Sabetha, Inc. dba Sabetha Family Practice, Sabetha; Internal Medicine Group, PA, Lawrence; KU Wichita Adult Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita, Medical Practice Association, Wichita; Plainville Medical Clinic, Plainville. ~ read more ~

Abilene Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast Cancer does not discriminate. It extends over age, race, gender and ethnicity. With so many people being affected by the disease, making a difference locally is a step towards fighting the battle. Impact the Cure is doing just that. ~ read more ~

Herington Hospital recognized by American Heart Association
The American Heart Association and the Kansas State Stroke Task Force announced that Herington Municipal Hospital is Emergent Stroke Ready and able to adequately care for a stroke patient brought to the facility. ~ read more ~

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