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8/12/14 - Robot Helping...Read More

8/4/14 - HaysMed Uses Tele--Stroke Robot to Provide Immediate Care...Read More

8/4/14 - Xtreme Zone After Shool Program Offered...Read More

7/25/14 - HaysMed Offers Measles Information...Read More

7/14/14 - HaysMed Launches My HaysMed Patient Portal...Read More

7/9/14 - HaysMed Part of $12.5 Million Dollar Grant in Western Kansas...Read More

6/20/14 - A New Quest for Fun...Read More

6/5/14 - Major Gift Supports Cancer Technology at HaysMed...Read More

6/2/14 - Kansas March of Dimes Seeking Nominations for Nurse of the Year...Read More

5/28/14 - Pawnee Valley Community Hospital CEO Accepts Position in Ottawa...Read More

5/28/14 - Physicians Retire from HaysMed Medical Staff...Read More

5/22/14 - New Technology Decreases Tumors and Treatment Time...Read More

5/21/14 - Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute Receives Certification...Read More

5/20/14 - HaysMed Continues Environmentally Friendly Landscaping...Read More

5/19/14 - Robot Begins Surgery Rotation at HaysMed...Read More

5/16/14 - Classes Help Moms Get In Shape...Read More

5/15/14 - Hospital Week Shines Light on HaysMed, Employees...Read More

5/13/14 - HaysMed Part of Kansas Initiative for Stroke Survival...Read More

5/9/14 - HaysMed Celebrates Hospital Week...Read More

5/8/14 - HaysMed Recognized for Maternity Care...Read More

5/2/14 - HaysMed Foundation Kicks Off Campaign for Radiation Equipment...Read More

4/21/14 - Managing Your Chronic Disease...Read More

4/21/14 - HaysMed Names New VP/Chief Financial Officer...Read More

4/18/14 - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month...Read More

4/17/14 - HaysMed Offers Pre/Post Natal Fitness Classes...Read More

4/8/14 - HaysMed Received High Five Recognition...Read More

4/7/14 - HaysMed Presents Trauma Program...Read More

3/31/14 - Session on Difficult Decisions Upcoming...Read More

3/28/14 - HaysMed Presents Spiritual Care of Patients and Their Families...Read More

3/28/14 -  Foundation Grant to help Fund Robotic Surgery...Read More

3/24/14 - HaysMed Launches Robotic Surgery...Read More

3/17/14 - HaysMed Hosts Public Event on Advance Directives...Read More

3/13/14 - HaysMed Presents Cancer Symposium...Read More

3/3/14 - HaysMed Announces Retirement of Vice President...Read More

2/28/14 - HaysMed Foundation Announces Board Changes...Read More

2/7/14 - Public CPR Classes Offered at HaysMed...Read More

2/5/14 - HaysMed official says shots helping with flu cases...Read More

2/5/14 - ER Program Puts Patients on Fast Track...Read More

1/31/14 - Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute Gets New Look...Read More

1/29/14 - Cancer Detection Gets A Boost...Read More

1/28/14 - 3D Mammography Available at HaysMed...Read More

1/24/14 - HaysMed Newly Remodeled Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute Opens...Read More

1/23/14 - HaysMed Hospice Offers Volunteer Training...Read More

1/17/14 - New Birthing Initiative at HaysMed...Read More

11/22/13 - All American Breakfast Dec 1 Benefits HaysMed Hospice...Read More

11/13/13 - HaysMed Receives Primary Stroke Center Hospital Certification...Read More

11/11/13 - Hansen Foundation Funds Grant at HaysMed...Read More

11/7/13 - HaysMed DNV, ISO Certified...Read More

11/4/13 - Four New Physicians Join HaysMed...Read More

11/1/13 - Three New Cardiologists Welcomed...Read More

10/7/13 - Drive Thru Flu Shots Scheduled October 20...Read More

10/3/13 - HaysMed Unveils "One Stop Shop"...Read More

10/2/13 - Remembering Together Walk Scheduled...Read More

9/30/13 - HaysMed Among State's Health Champions...Read More

9/27/13 - HaysMed Opens Clinic in Great Bend...Read More

9/20/13 - Last Chance Seminar for EMT/Nurses CE Credit...Read More

9/19/13 - Professional Forensic CE Class Scheduled...Read More

9/13/13 - HaysMed Offers Up Overseas Fare...Read More

9/9/13 - Groups Partner on Stroll to Help Promote Infant Care...Read More

9/1/13 - HaysMed Provides Nurse Hotline...Read More

8/25/13 - Mud Run Ends With Wedding Vows...Read More

8/2/13 - Extreme Zone After School Program Offered...Read More

7/16/13 - Big Creek Mud Run Scheduled...Read More

7/15/13 - Bargains on the Bricks FREE Bootcamp Workout...Read More

7/1/13 - Breast Care Center Receives KOMEN Grant...Read More

5/28/13 - FREE Family Bootcamp Workout on July 6...Read More

5/16/13 - Free Community Stroke Program Scheduled...Read More

5/12/13 - Locals Race for a Cure...Celebrate Survivors...Read More

5/6/13 - Adventure Zone Summer Camp Scheduled at CHI...Read More

5/6/13 - Senior Health and Fitness Day Scheduled May 29...Read More

5/3/13 - Event shows how important time is with strokes...Read More

5/2/13 - Let's Talk About Arthritis Scheduled May 16...Read More

4/29/13 - KidsQuest Summer Program offered by CHI and HaysMed Foundation...Read More

4/17/13 - DeBakey Heart Clinic Makes Move to New Wing...Read More

4/12/13 - DeBakey Heart Clinic Opens Newly Remodeled Clinic/Bickle Family Tower Open House...Read More

4/11/13 - FREE Park Crawl Exercise Workout to Be Held April 20...Read More

4/4/13 - Clean Machine...Read More

4/1/13 - SANE sees progress; more needed...Read More

3/17/13 - HaysMed Serves Up New Menu...Read More

3/17/13 - Dominoes Falling Into Place at HaysMed...Read More

3/13/13 - FREE Program on Back Pain Scheduled March 28...Read More

3/13/13 - HaysMed Signs Agreements with All of KanCare's MCOs...Read More

3/13/13 - 11th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium Scheduled...Read More

3/1/13 - HaysMed is Site of Key Breast Cancer Trial With Midwest Cancer Alliance...Read More

3/1/13 - HaysMed Foundation Adds New Board Members and Elects Officers...Read More

1/29/13 - Public CPR Training Scheduled Feb 23...Read More

1/17/13 - HaysMed Helps United Way Reach Goal...Read More

1/14/13 - 99.3 % of HaysMed Healthcare Workers Receive Flu Shot...Read More

1/14/13 - Living With Chronic Disease Program Begins February 7...Read More

1/13/13 - HaysMed Restricts Visitor Access...Read More

1/11/13 - HaysMed, Patients Await Changes...Read More

1/11/13 - Visitor Restrictions at HaysMed...Read More

1/7/13 - New Years Baby at HaysMed...Read More

1/7/13 - New Physician...Read More

1/7/13 - HaysMed Offers KickStart...Read More

12/26/12 - Hospital Gaining Access to EHR...Read More

12/13/12 - New Member Appointed to HaysMed Board...Read More

11/26/12 - KickStart Registration Begins Dec 1...Read More

11/7/12 - Emergency Department Renovations Begin...Read More

10/25/12 - HaysMed Uses Patient Simulator for Education...Read More

10/26/12 - Volunteer Bazaar...Read More

9/18/12 - FREE Park Crawl Workout Sept 29...Read More

8/28/12 - FREE Chronic Disease Program Begins Sept 11...Read More

8/27/12 - Mud Run 2012...Read More

8/27/12 - Flamingo 5K Scheduled Oct 13...Read More

8/23/12 - Parking Lot and Entrance Closure Aug 30...Read More

8/13/12 - HaysMed Names Best Place to Work in Healthcare...Read More

8/12/12 - HaysMed Names New Chief Medical Officer...Read More

7/30/12 - HaysMed Named Best Place to Work in Healthcare for 5th Year...Read More

7/25/12 - Mud Run Scheduled August 26...Read More

7/20/12 - KDHE/HaysMed Investigate Potential Exposures to Hepatitis C...Read More

7/19/12 - KU Cancer Center Director Vistis HaysMed...Read More

7/19/12 - Digital Exchange to Begin Soon...Read More

7/15/12 - HaysMed Promotes Exercise is Medicine...Read More

6/28/12 - Wind Sculptures Dedicated in Honor of Dreilings...Read More

6/21/12 - HaysMed Receives Kansas Health Foundation Grant...Read More

6/18/12 - HaysMed Declared Emergent Stroke Ready...Read More

6/15/12 - Area Hospitals Participate in Safety Initiative...Read More

5/23/12 - CHI Triathlon Scheduled June 23...Read More

5/21/12 - Mixed Martial Arts Summer Camp for Teens...Sign Up Today

5/10/12 - Beam Signing at HaysMed Bickle Family Tower...Read More

5/9/12 - Breast Care Center Receives KOMEN Grant...Read More

5/3/12 - Sign Your Child Up for Bully Prevention Summer Camp...Read More

5/1/12 - Sr. Health and Fitness Day Scheduled for May 30...Details Here

4/30/12 - Dr. Vic Eddy Outpatient Surgical Unit Dedicated...Read More

4/26/12 - HaysMed Launches ONECALL Service...Read More

4/24/12 - Cancer Transitions Program Begins May 3...Read More

4/16/12 - Adventure Summer Camp for Kids to be Held...Enroll Your Child Now

4/4/12 - Register for Free Chronic Disease Management Program...More Information

All Stories

HaysMed Launches Robotic Surgery With the da VinciĀ® Surgical System

Patient Comments

July 2014

Your establishment is super.  We have a choice of Salina, Great Bend, or here, all 50 miles one way.  We chose Hays.  Keep up the great work.

Outstanding employees make this hospital at 10+.  All were pleasant and happy which made a big difference in place me in pace and a sense of rest and I could trust in the nurses.

I live in Garden City and do recommend that my family and friends come to HaysMed!

As with each time I’ve been a patient or had a family member in HaysMed, all staff members were quite accommodating, courteous and treated me with dignity.  I enjoy seeing professional personnel conduct themselves as such, and HayMed is to be commended in that respect.

I was given exceptional care.  In the past I’ve been in several hospitals from Arkansas to California and received good care, but never as good as at HaysMed.  There was one RN that was “very” wonderful and helpful in my care, her name was Allison.  I wish to thank all the nurses and aides that aided in my care.  God bless you all.

What a wonderful experience!  The staff in the ER and CPCU were nothing short of magnificent.  I was treated with dignity and respect.  Every single employee knew their job and did it well.  Many thanks for making my stay and my treatment not just bearable, but a very positive experience!

Care here is excellent – what impressed me a lot is how everyone seems to help everyone when there is a need.  Your staff is great – Trish is magnificent!  Thanks for everything.

June 2014

All the staff are very passionate about the work they do.  We had a really good experience once again.  Thank you very much for the wonderful care.  I really appreciate it.
 
All staff members have been very helpful and very friendly.  I have enjoyed my time here as a patient and would recommend HaysMed to anyone.
 
The doctors and staff at your facility have been excellent, care was outstanding, everyone was courteous to me and my family during my recent visit.  Food was great.  Thakn you very much from my heart to everyone involved.

The care that was given to my mother the past two times she was a patient here was outstanding.  All involved were very professional and deserving high praise.  Keep up the great work it is most appreciated.  Docs were great!!  They made us feel like family.  Very cool.

Everyone was exceptionally caring.  I received top notch care.  I’m glad we chose to come to HaysMed.

May 2014

Everything was great – no problems.  I loved how friendly the staff was and this was a fantastic experience!

We come from Great Bend and asked to be sent here.  My father and mother were treated here and had such good care.  Thanks so much!

We do greatly appreciate all medical and other services at the center.  This city and area of this part of Kansas is very fortunate to have access to HaysMed.  All physicians, nurses and surgeons are knowledgeable and caring.  Thank you for your help in getting my life back.

Everyone was very kind and caring.  HaysMed is top notch!  So blessed to have cardio care and cancer care here.

All the staff people were truly amazing.  I have to say this is the best hospital I have ever stayed at.  Food was way better than anywhere else.  I would definitely come back here again because it is an awesome atmosphere to be around.  Thank you for all you have done for me and my baby.

April 2014

I enjoyed my stay here, it strikes me as a five star hotel and I appreciate the consideration and kindness extended to me.

Over the last several years, I have had opportunities to witness exceptional care being given and recently to receive services myself… From admissions to dismissal; phone calls to janitors; the staff as a whole has made the illness issues of life easier to handle in its overwhelming capacity.  I attended FHS and graduated with degrees in physical and art education so I must say how much I truly enjoy the artistic environment.  I am glad to finally take the time to tell my appreciation for the fine facility of HaysMed.

Every Associate went above and beyond.  Wish I could name them all.  You have our heartfelt thanks for everything.  We feel very fortunate not to have to go for treatment in Wichita or another larger facility.  The whole campus, parking lots, etc. are very secure feeling – much like our small town and that means a great deal.  Your arrangements with area motels is also much appreciated.  Cafeteria food was very good and well priced; facility is so nice; and staff is great!  Many thanks!

Everyone here has been like a family to me.  When I needed them they were here to help me.  I am very happy for the doctors too.  I was very satisfied.  I love you all for what you have done for me.  Thank you so much!

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about my stay at your hospital.  Every doctor, staff member was so pleasant and very helpful.  The care was top notch.  Everyone that visited me was equally impressed at the care which I received.

I cannot pick just one Associate for exceptional care because everyone I came in contact with was exceptional.  As a patient I can say I was actually blown away.  Keep up the good work.

March 2014

Everyone in this facility goes out of their way to accommodate all my needs.  Everyone really cares about the patient.  This is the absolute best hospital I have ever been in and would recommend it to anyone.  The cafeteria has the best food and choices of all of them and are not afraid to feed you.  I can’t even snap my jeans after 4 days.  Very nice!

January 2014

Had real awesome care from all personnel.  Great hospital.  Lucky to have such great medical care in our community.  Thank You.

My stay was first rate in every way.  Obviously, no one wants to be hospitalized but the staff was caring, compassionate and very kind at a time when I was overwhelmed and confused.  If I had questions, all staff members did their best to answer me immediately or promised to hunt up an answer.  Frankly, I don’t see how you could improve much on perfection.

I was a heart patient at your facility.  I had wonderful care from everyone.  I would not even look for any other hospital to go to.  Keep up the good work and terrific care, HaysMed!

December 2013

This whole staff of HaysMed is just awesome.  Cannot think of anyone or anything that was not superb.  This place is super awesome!  From ER and up.  Your doctors are also great.  Some places could learn from HaysMed.  Just remember you are all super awesome!  And I thank each and every one of you.  Keep up the great work. 

We appreciated the care and attitudes of the nurses and doctors.  Everyone was polite and if we had questions, they would answer them to the best of their ability.  We also liked the cleanliness of the hospital in general.  Thank you for your great care!

This is absolutely the best hospital I have ever been in.  Everyone here is so kind and considerate.  Everyone is so genuinely concerned about how I feel and if I need anything at all.  I honestly have never had such wonderful people caring for me.  God bless you all!

I would like to thank everyone who cared for me.  Everyone went out of their way to see that I was well cared for and comfortable.  I don’t remember ever being this cared for anywhere I’ve ever been.  It was like being around caring family the whole time.  Thank You.

November 2013

We think HaysMed is top notch!  The doctors, nurses, all staff are wonderful.  Thank you for such a great hospital.

This is an awesome place to be when a person is sick and needs help.  The staff is excellent.  Drs, nurses, as well as the maintenance and cleaning people.  They are just great.

I just wanted you to know you have the most friendly doctors I have ever had.  They show that they really care, to me that means a lot.  I wish there was more that way in this world.  Yes, the nurses were great too, I can’t say enough about your hospital.  Thank you all so much.   God bless you all.

I wanted to take a moment her to applaud the truly remarkable and sincere care my father has received since being admitted as a patient.  Every person I have witnessed attending to his needs has been professional in their demeanor and caring in their approach; and while Dad can present a bit of a cartarkerous problem with his independent attitude of seeking to do things for himself, every nurse, every nurses aide, every soul who has entered his room for whatever purpose has been respectful, which I believe will change my dads perception from being admitted to the hospital in the future.  I know this experience has certainly changed mine.

 

October 2013

This was one of the best hospital stays ever.  The nursing staff is super attentive and prompt.  Everyone shows genuine concern and caring.

I was a little worried about coming here.  I’ve always went to Wichita but you people treated me with respect and all the nurses were very knowledgeable about my problem.  Very kind nurses and aids and just everybody was super.  You were so good that I am changing my heart care to here from now on.  I thank you very much and the doctors were very good in their care.  Thank you all.

I feel that HaysMed is an awesome hospital and all their staff from the lady at admissions to the nurses and doctors are great.

I’m sorry I can’t remember all the names but your staff here that worked with me is exceptional.  Marcie was a jewel but they were all sweet and helpful very caring.  If this had to happen I feel blessed that I was brought here.  Thank all of your staff that was with me.

September 2013

This is a great place to be able to come instead of going to Wichita, KS or Denver!

The facility and staff is exceptional.  My husband has been in several hospitals over the last 20 years and we did get good care.  However, you staff is the true difference.  Every single one from the nurses, docs, lab techs, aides, kitchen have such a positive, cheery attitude and have answered all of our questions very well.  The atmosphere here makes a serious and scary experience a little better.  A nurses hug gave me that little extra assistance I needed so badly – thank you Robin in ICU!!  Even though we are from Abilene I will recommend this wonderful facility to anyone who asks.  Keep up the great job.

We were shipped from Leoti, KS to Hays!  What a blessing to have the nurse we did on that night, as she remembered us from a year ago!  She jumped into action making sure he was comfortable.  She got his pain under control and did what needed to be done always with a wonderful and caring and professional attitude.  Please thank Gayla and the nursing staff on Peds.

Everyone on 3rd floor has been wonderful to me while I've been in the hospital.  I would not hesitate one minute to recommend this hospital to anyone.

All staff has been very thoughtful and very efficient.  We are very thankful for such a wonderful caring place!

August 2013

I have had the best care at Hays Medical Center.  The doctors and nurses are great and have treated me with such compassion and respect.  Thank you so much.

I was treated like Royalty.  They were all so good to me and professional.  They bent over backwards to get all my requests taken care of.  My daughter was very pleased with everything and we so appreciated her being able to stay in my room.  My God reward each and every one of you.

We were so relieved when we observed 1st hand how you were caring for our daughter.  Dr. Biring and his staff met with the family and politely answered all our questions.  As we were in the room the nurses and physical therapists also answered our questions and calmed any concerns we had.  Your facility and staff are all 5 star.  Even the front desk has actually led us to the area more than once.  I spoke with Carla and Jessica when she was first admitted .  You have made a very uncomfortable position bearable.  Thank you all.

From Dr. Curtis when I saw him in Wakeeney to Dr. Fisher who performed the surgery and all others involved in my care here at HMC, let me just say how caring and delightful they have been to me.  We all need to be thankful that we have a facility as nice as this one in our area.

July 2013

Everyone was very courteous and the hospitality is amazing.  The stay was very comfortable for all of us and I appreciate that all of my concerns were taken care of.  Love this hospital and staff!

The care I received during my stay here at HMC was excellent.  I couldn't have asked for a better group of nursing people even if I would have picked them myself.  Thanks to everyone!  What a great place to get well in.

Everyone at HaysMed is great.  From the receptionist to the nurses, the therapists, doctors and even the clening - you are all wonderful.  Not only do you show care and concern for the patient but also for the family.  We truly feel at home here.  Keep up the good work!

Going to the hospital is never a good thing, but I will have to say my experience here has been very good.  Working in healthcare myself I understand and experience things as a worker rather than a patient.  Now, being the patient I must say I am very impressed with this facility.  I was treated with respect and understanding and all the staff gave excellent, professional care.  You have openend my eyes to an exceptional hospital which, if ever needed, I would be a patient again without question.  Thank you to all your staff from doctors to dietary - techs, nurses, CNAs and supportive staff.  You are all doing a great job!  Kansas is very lucky to have a facility of this high standards and quality in healthcare.  Keep up the good work and again, thank you so much.

June 2013

We are very, very, very thankful to all your staff.  My mother had her right kidney removed and we were here for five days.  All the nurses were very nice.  Caleigh, Brittany and all the aides too.  Michele in particular brought us cots and towels and anything we needed.  Everyone was very nice and very helpful.  Your cleaning personnel on Sunday evening was very nice and helpful.  Your cafeteria staff who brought up food for mom was always very nice as well.  Thank you for everything.  I hope you and your staff keep up the excellent work.

I want to say this is the first hospital that I have stayed in that every single staff member delivered excellent care the whole entire stay.  This facility runs like a well oiled machine.  Thanks for such excellent care.  Excellent Job!

Excellent care.  Courteous and caring.  We can tell staff truly enjoys their job and will go the extra mile to make the patient comfortable and meet their needs.  Good Job.

How many ways can we say THANK YOU!  Every staff members was totally professional, extremely helpful in every way.  We were stranded and even the security guard helped us to a hotel.  We joked about rural America but you were the best!  The world needs to know about Hays, KS and this medical staff." 

May 2013

I cannot express the level of care and compassion that I received from your center.  The level of knowledge and communication is surpassed by none.  The level of compassion and understand was superior.  They all took time to make me understand what happened to me and explained it as well to my wife.  I am moving to the area and I have NO concerns about the level of care I will receive in the future.  I must share that the overall care was beyond what I could have expected.  Jessie was so attentive and always asked what I needed before I was even ready.  She made my stay easier than you can know.  She made our stay as pleased as one could have expected. All of the doctors, nurses, staff including room service has a higher standard of excellence than any other hospital I have ever experienced!

This is the most professional and human nursing and assist staff I have ever encountered.  I cannot imagine a finer group of people to be taken care of at a time that seems to be some of the worst times of our lives.  Thank you girls! 

None of us want to be in a hospital but the nurses, aides and other supporting staff was very pleasant, friendly, supportive and helpful.  I was very thankful for their help.  The people that I dealt with were "top of the line."  The food and food service was very good and very accommodating.

The staff was excellent, they helped me every time I needed them.  The nurses were awesome and the doctors were great.  They do their job well and I am 1,000% satisfied.  I was in good hands with them all.

Food service is excellent!  Nurses were friendly, courteous and gave immediate attention.  Everyone and everything was neat and clean.  We would recommend this hospital and staff!

Everyone was totally awesome!  Thank you to all my nurses, aides and doctors who had the patience to put up with me.  Thank you!  I owe you my life!

My father had a heart attack Monday and was admitted to the DeBakey Heart Institute @ HMC.
I lived in Hays until 1997, but now live in Topeka.  After hearing of my dad's condition I headed to Hays. My children were actually born at the old St. Anthony's hospital. (now HMC), but I'd not been in the facility for probably twenty years.

I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you how impressed I was with the hospital, and especially the heart institute. That is one, top –notch facility!   ………and the staff there, caring for my father, was superb to match. What a wonderful thing it is for Hays to have such a fine hospital.   I cannot say enough about how well we were treated. Dr. Markiewicz did the procedure and Dr. Davis was the attending physician.   Both were fabulous, but Dr. Davis was so gentle and caring toward my dad.   That meant a lot to all of us.
Our nurses were all wonderful, especially Lacy on the first evening. Many, many kudos to ALL.

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