Geary Community Hospital Announces Agreement with Children's Mercy
Geary Community Hospital is pleased to announce it will be working with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to establish a pediatric specialty clinic on the GCH campus in Junction City.
“We are excited to take another step forward by formally announcing our plans to establish a pediatric specialty clinic at GCH,” said Dr. Joe Stratton, Chief Executive Officer. “This project will benefit the children and families of Geary County and the surrounding Flint Hills region.”
The 7,000 square foot clinic space will be located in the lower level area at GCH and include twelve exam rooms, three dictation pods, two treatment rooms, height/weight rooms, restrooms, a nurses station, and reception area.
Children’s Mercy physicians have seen cardiology and endocrine/diabetes patients in Junction City for several years.
“Growing in Junction City has been a priority for Children’s Mercy. Thanks to the generous support of donors, we are able to begin growing sooner than anticipated. Some of the new services we will be adding first through telemedicine potentially include developmental and behavioral services, gastroenterology, neurology and rheumatology,” said Dr. Stacy Doyle, Vice President, Ambulatory Services at Children’s Mercy.
“Children’s Mercy specialists have traveled to the Junction City area for many years and the need for a more substantial and permanent presence has become clear,” said Stratton. “Our population of children has grown and the demand for services has increased the last few years. The establishment of additional clinics here at GCH will elevate the level of pediatric specialty expertise and enhance the continuum of pediatric healthcare available to children locally and in this region of the state.”
The four major project partners are Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Geary Community Hospital, the R2B4 Bramlage Family Foundation and the Geary Community Healthcare Foundation. “The R2B4 Bramlage Family Foundation and Geary Community Healthcare Foundation have been committed to making lives better for kids and families in Junction City for many years,” said Stratton. “Their support brings an opportunity for us to really move forward and provide new services to the area that are not available anywhere in the region.”
Construction on the project will begin in the next few weeks with a projected completion date of spring, 2018.
About Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. With not-for-profit hospitals in Missouri and Kansas, and numerous specialty clinics in both states, Children’s Mercy provides the highest level of care for children from birth through the age of 21. U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Children’s Mercy as one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals.” For the fourth time in a row, Children’s Mercy has achieved Magnet nursing designation, awarded to fewer than seven percent of all hospitals nationally, for excellence in quality care. Its faculty of more than 700 pediatric subspecialists and researchers across more than 40 subspecialties are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research, and educating the next generation of pediatric subspecialists. Thanks to generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s Mercy provides medical care to every child who passes through its doors, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. For more information about Children’s Mercy and its research, visit childrensmercy.org. For breaking news and videos, follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.