Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center makes its 157th placement!

The Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center is proud to announce the following placements.

Michelle Inman, RN has joined Harper Hospital District #5 in Harper, KS.
Jenny Ecord, NP has joined GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc. in Wichita, KS
Maggie Myers, NP has joined Harper Hospital District #5 in Harper, KS

The Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center is a centralized, statewide program specializing in health care workforce development, retention, and strategic planning.

For more information, visit www.ruralhealth.kumc.edu.




Thursday, August 29, 2013

"Fishing on a rainy day with his dog"
2012 First Place Winner: Recreation Category
Photographed by Melanie Summers, Atchison, KS

Rural Kansas Photography Contest seeking submissions
Sponsored by Rural Health Education and Services, The University of Kansas Medical Center

WICHITA, KAN.—It's the perfect time for Kansas shutterbugs to show the beauty of the state captured through their lens. With 12 percent of the vote, (174 of 1,487 votes) Kansas recently was named as the state with the worst scenery in a poll done by Business Insider.

Kansans know the poll results are far from the truth and here is the chance to show it off. Submissions for the 8th Annual Rural Kansas Photography Contest will be accepted September 2 through November 4, 2013. The contest is open to Kansas residents and individuals who work in Kansas ages 18 and older.

“We started this contest for Kansans to show the majestic beauty of our state and the wonderful way of living rural Kansans are accustomed to,” said Joyce Grayson, director of Rural Health Education and Services. “After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Complete contest rules and entry forms for submissions are available at www.ruralhealth.kumc.edu. First and second place winners in each category will receive prizes and will have their winning photo published in the winter edition of Kansas Connections and on the Rural Health Education and Services website.

The contest, started in 2006, has grown steadily each year since it began. In 2012, there were 383 total entries. New categories this year will give Kansans the chance to showcase many eye-catching areas of the state. Categories are:
·        Community Landmarks - From historic venues to new additions —landmarks that tell a story of communities both past and present.
·        Four Seasons - Showcase the beautiful landscape of the seasons in Kansas (e.g., harvest, icy covered trees, spring blooms, summer sunsets, fall leaves).
·        Winter Wonderland - One of the winter scenes from the Four Seasons category will be selected for the Rural Health Education and Services annual holiday card.
·        Health Care - Here's why Kansas is a great place for health care providers to work (e.g., health care setting, first responders, wellness and awareness events, health care staff working or having a good time).
·        Heartland Adventures - Capture the spirit and adventures of the heartland (e.g., memorial runs/walks, athletic events, parades, festivals, rodeos, pep rallies, ice cream socials, carnivals, cookouts, ceremonies, hiking, biking, water skiing, camping, farming, fishing, hunting).
·        Wildlife and Critters - Anything fuzzy, furry, creepy or crawly (e.g., beloved pets, birds, insects, butterflies, cattle, horses, deer, frogs).

Monday, June 17, 2013

Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center announces recent placements

With the assistance of the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center (KRRC), the following health care providers will be joining a health care team in Kansas!

·        Todd Peters, M.D., pediatrician, will join Augusta Family Practice in Winfield in August. Dr. Peters will complete a Pediatrics Residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in late June.

·        Sapna Shah-Haque, M.D., internal medicine, will join William Newton Hospital in Winfield in July. Dr. Shah-Haque will complete an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in July.


The KRRC, which provides placement and retention assistance to health organizations, seeks to enhance the quality and quantity of health care professionals in rural and underserved Kansas communities. Since 2004, 151 health care professionals have been placed in Kansas with the help of KRRC. The KRRC is a not-for-profit program of Rural Health Education and Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

New Kansas Connections available


View the latest edition of Kansas Connections online at http://ruralhealth.kumc.edu/Documents/ruralhealth/spring2013.pdf

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center announces placements


With the assistance of the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center (KRRC), the following health care providers have joined a health care team in Kansas!

·        Brian Kenkel, M.D., radiologist, joined Labette Health in Parsons, Kan. in January. Dr. Kenkel completed his residency with the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo.

·        Aron Splichal, D.O., radiologist, joined Hays Med in Hays, Kan. in January. Dr. Splichal completed his fellowship in Body/Breast imaging at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

·        Paige Hatcher, M.D., family physician, will join St. Luke Hospital in Marion, Kan. in August. Dr. Hatcher is currently completing a family medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore.

·        Bethany Enoch, M.D., family physician, will join the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas in Pittsburg, Kan. in July. Dr. Enoch is currently completing a family medicine residency at the University of Kansas Family Medicine in Kansas City, Kan.

The KRRC, which provides placement and retention assistance to health organizations, seeks to enhance the quality and quantity of health care professionals in rural and underserved Kansas communities. Since 2004, 151 health care professionals have been placed in Kansas with the help of KRRC. The KRRC is a not-for-profit program of Rural Health Education and Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

KRRC Places Internist in Winfield

Congratulations to the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center (KRRC)! Placement #148 is an Internist headed to Winfield, Kan.

Our KRRC recruitment specialists work hard and smart. If you are interested in finding a health care position in Kansas, give them a call at 1-888-503-4221.

We take pride in finding the right practice opportunity based on your requirements.

KRRC sign up is fast and easy.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Midwest Cancer Alliance member in Hays is the site of a key breast cancer trial

Midwest Cancer Alliance member in Hays is the site of a key breast cancer trial