Hays, KS 67601
3216 Vine, Suite 20
Hays, KS 67601
M-F 4:30PM – 8AM
Weekends & Holidays 24 hrs
As the premier provider for specialized care, our work is complex, but our mission is simple: helping you and your loved ones be healthy.
HaysMed is a private, not-for-profit, 200+ bed hospital, and the only tertiary care center in our region. Across our expansive network of care, we share a common mission, vision and set of values that guide everything we do, both for our patients and the communities we serve.
Our Mission: To help people be healthy
Our Vision: To be the best tertiary care center in rural America
Our Values: Respect, Compassion, Spirituality, Trustworthiness, Excellence and Professionalism
Our unwavering commitment to quality care, outcomes and experiences has earned us national recognition among the best. In 2022, we were honored to be the only Kansas hospital to be recognized as a Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital by the National Rural Health Association. We also proudly received Healthgrades’ Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2022, and we consistently achieve a four-star patient satisfaction rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
With our longstanding legacy of healthcare excellence, HaysMed offers advanced specialization and excellence in primary care across a complete range of healthcare services. We are NIAHO® accredited by DNV Healthcare and ISO-certified, both of which are testaments to our dedication to the highest standards of excellence in care and operations.
We are also a Level III Trauma Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, and a Primary Stroke Center. Additionally, HaysMed serves as the supporting regional hospital for the Northwest Kansas Alliance, collaborating with critical access hospitals across the region on outreach services in more than 30 locations.
From our mission-driven care teams in Hays and our surrounding communities – to the collaborative care and support we provide for and with our alliance members – we are creating a model of rural healthcare that will be sustainable for generations to come. Your health is very important to us, and we’re giving you every reason to choose HaysMed.
We know health is foundational to a healthy, thriving region, so HaysMed has always served as a resource and partner to the communities we serve. We work collaboratively with our alliance of providers and hospitals across western Kansas to support vibrant, accessible, sustainable healthcare in rural Kansas.
If you come to HaysMed for specialty care, our providers collaborate with your local providers to ensure the ongoing care you need is available to you back in your hometown. Our mission is centered around a vision of healthy people and local critical access hospitals thriving within their local communities. Together with our network partners, we are creating a model of rural healthcare that will be sustainable for generations to come.
As a HaysMed partner, Pawnee Valley Community Hospital (PVCH) is managed by HaysMed and collaborates with our health system to improve lives through exceptional healthcare and service.
Altogether, our entire alliance network of critical access hospitals includes the following:
The HaysMed Foundation is dedicated to support, assist and promote the interest and welfare of HaysMed, its programs and activities. The Foundation is governed by a board of community volunteers.
Generous support from individuals, families, organizations, foundations and corporations, has assisted HaysMed in meeting the demands for physical growth and modernization, proactive educational programming, and recruitment and retention of superior clinical and administrative professionals.
Gifts to the HaysMed Foundation help provide enhanced health care services for the entire region. To learn more or make a donation, click below.
Accreditation and recognition by professional organizations are the foundation of quality assurance in healthcare.
HaysMed is NIAHO-accredited by DNV Healthcare and ISO Certified. DNV Healthcare is the only hospital accreditation program approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that integrates the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. DNV’s NIAHO accreditation program requires hospitals to evaluate the continuum of patient care throughout its facilities and take measured steps to improve when it is warranted.
If you have a patient care or safety concern, you are encouraged to contact Patient Quality Services at 785-623-5590.
In addition to the NIAHO accreditation and ISO certification, HaysMed’s other accrediting recognitions include:
NIAHO Hospital Accreditation
Level III Trauma Center
Verification Review of the American College of Surgeons
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Accredited Facility – HQAA Accredited
American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Chest Pain Center With PCI
Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
Primary Stroke Center
Blue Distinction® Centers+ Designation for Cardiac Care
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
Orthopedic Institute DME
Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation
The Center for Health Improvement
Medical Fitness Association Certified Medical Fitness Facility
Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute & Radiation Oncology
Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certified Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
American College of Radiology
American College of Radiology
Accredited Diabetes Education program through the American Diabetes Association
Sleep Lab Services
American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation
President/Chief Executive Officer
Edward Herrman serves as President/Chief Executive Officer of HaysMed. Previously, he served as the president of INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid, Oklahoma. Eddie received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Oklahoma City University and a Master of Business Administration/Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix.
He served on the board of directors for numerous community organizations in Enid, including United Way of Enid and Northwest Oklahoma, Northwest Oklahoma Blood Institute, Denny Price YMCA, Vance Development Authority and Enid High Education Council.
He is past-president of the Oklahoma Organization for Nurse Executives, and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Chief Legal Officer/Corporate Compliance Officer
As Chief Legal Officer, Joannah is responsible for providing and directing legal services for the Corporation. As the Corporate Compliance Officer, she is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the Corporation’s Compliance Program.
Prior to joining the Corporation in January of 1996, Joannah was an attorney in private practice. She graduated from Fort Hays State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a minor in French, and received her Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Law. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers’ Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, Health Care Compliance Association, Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys, Kansas Bar Association, and the Ellis County Bar Association (Past Treasurer).
Terry J. Siek
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care
Terry J. Siek, MSN, RN is the Chief Nursing Officer at HaysMed. Over more than two decades at HaysMed, he has been a staff nurse, charge nurse, house supervisor, nursing orientation instructor, director of special projects, and director of education. In his current role, Terry is responsible for all aspects of nursing care at the medical center including inpatient, outpatient and clinics. He also works with the Pastoral Care department and Hospice.
He graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1991 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2002. He is board certified in Nursing Administration and a member of the Kansas Organization of Nurse Leaders.
Shae C. Veach
Vice President Regional Operations
Shae C. Veach is the Vice President of Regional Operations at HaysMed. He also serves as the Network Director for the Northwest Kansas Critical Access Hospital Health Alliance. Shae oversees the outreach strategies for the Northwest Kansas Health Alliance of regional critical access hospitals. He is also responsible for the Marketing and Communications departments at HaysMed.
Shae came to HaysMed from the Stanton County Hospital and Long Term Care Unit in Johnson, Kansas, where he has served as the CEO/Administrator since 2003. He has vast experience in strategic planning, staff development, hospital service line expansion and enhancement, quality oversight and marketing and community relations. Shae earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Emporia State University in Emporia. He has served as the President, Vice President and Secretary for the Pioneer Health Network; Chair/Vice Chair of the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) District Representative Committee; and President, Vice President and Member of the Stanton County Recreation. He is currently the Chairperson for the KHA Policy and Advocacy Group, Committee Member of the KHA Strategic Planning Committee and Board Member for Associated Purchasing Service.
Dr. Harris is the Medical Director at HaysMed. She was born and raised in Garden City, Kansas, and completed her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University. She attended osteopathic medical school in Des Moines, Iowa, and completed her family practice residency in Botsford, Michigan. She relocated to Hays in 2003 with her husband to become closer to family, the K-State wildcats, and to begin working at Hays Family Medicine. Dr. Harris’s special interests in her practice are women’s health and child and adolescent medicine.
Vice President of Physician Practice Administration & Ancillary Services
Bryan is Vice President of Physician Practice Administration & Ancillary Services. His primary role is oversight of Hays Medical Group and Physician Practice Administration. He has more than 15 years of healthcare experience in physician practice administration. Prior to joining HaysMed, he served as the CEO of the First Care Clinic in Hays from 2009 to 2022.
Bryan earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Emporia State University in Emporia. He currently serves as a board member for The Hays Chamber of Commerce, The ARC of Central Plains, Hays Catholic Schools Finance Advisory Council and Kansas Clinical Improvement Collaborative.
Michelle M. Beckner, MA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Michelle M. Beckner, MA, CPA, serves as Chief Financial Officer for HaysMed, which includes Hays Medical Center, in Hays, Kansas and Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, in Larned, Kansas. Prior to coming to HaysMed she served as the Chief Financial Officer at Littleton Adventist Hospital in Littleton, Colorado.
Michelle has over 15 years of experience in healthcare accounting, data analytics, acute care and decision support. While with Adventist Hospitals, she participated in a prestigious leadership residency program, as well as an intensive executive leadership program designed to develop future leaders of healthcare. Her background also includes strategic planning, financial operations, financial planning and analysis, regulatory compliance and project management.
Community benefits are programs or activities that provide treatment or promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs in such a way as to:
HaysMed’s community benefits include education, charity care, subsidized health services, community health improvement activities and more.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act set forth requirements that hospitals perform a Community Health Needs assessment every three years to determine health needs of the community. The needs assessment is a primary tool used to determine our community benefit plan, which outlines how we will give back to the community in the form of healthcare and other community services to address unmet community health needs. This report presents a summary that highlights the data findings, presents key needs and opportunities for action. These reports present a summary that highlights the data findings, present key needs and opportunities for action
If you have comments or feedback regarding our Community Health Needs Assessment, please fill out the Contact Us form.
HaysMed is a strong advocate for state healthcare and supports KanCare expansion. As part of our commitment to a vision where every Kansan has access to the healthcare they need, HaysMed has always been an advocate for the uninsured and underinsured.
Here at HaysMed, we are always happy to help media representatives with stories, arrange interviews, and provide information about HaysMed.
Please contact Gayla Wichman at 785-623-5523. She is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Privacy regulations established through the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 strictly govern the use and release of a patient’s personal health information. HaysMed follows HIPAA and American Hospital Association guidelines.
At HaysMed and across our western Kansas alliance, we bring a shared commitment to high-quality care, outcomes and experiences. Our mission is deeply rooted in our role as a resource and partner for every patient and every community we serve.
Hays, KS 67601
3216 Vine, Suite 20
Hays, KS 67601
M-F 4:30PM – 8AM
Weekends & Holidays 24 hrs