Greeley County Health Services has partnered with the University of Kansas Health System HaysMed Specialty Care to bring a new general surgery practice to southwest Kansas.
Dr. Jerod Grove and Dr. Charles Schultz from HaysMed began traveling to Tribune to provide general surgery consultations and on-site procedures May 20.
"The opportunity for us to expand our surgical practices is a direct reflection of the investment the community has made to upgrade our facilities. The arrangement with Hays Med General Surgery Group allows us to increase days of coverage and expand the services we offer our community," Trice Watts, Interim CEO, said.
Dr. Grove saw his first patients in clinic to begin providing these services last Tuesday. This will increase the number of surgery days being offered in Tribune each month.
"We feel that this new partnership will also expand the referral base to areas outside our immediate vicinity and normal population, with hopes to increase overall value through growth," Watts said.
Dr. Grove and Dr. Schultz will see patients through the clinic for pre-surgical consultations, and then will perform surgical procedures in Greeley County Health Services' new Operating Room facilities.
"We are excited to work with these respected surgeons to put our new surgical suite to use. We are grateful to the Greeley County community for the support to build a new facility to attract new surgeons and provide more services," Janie Schmidt, Hospital Director of Nursing, said.
For more information on these general surgery services or to schedule a consultation, contact HaysMed Specialty Care at 785-623-5945.