HAYS MEDICAL CENTER
2220 Canterbury Drive
Hays, Kansas 67601
Hays Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital formed by the 1991 merger of two religiously affiliated facilities, and provides the only tertiary level services in the region. The organization’s Vision Statement, developed collaboratively with local and regional physicians, hospital administrators and community board representatives, was refined to a single core purpose: “To Help People Be Healthy,” and an overriding goal: “To Be the Best Tertiary Care Center in Rural America.”
HaysMed’s DeBakey Heart Institute provides heart surgery for the western half of the state. Additionally the 207-bed facility provides medical, surgical and pediatric care along with cardiac, neonatal and intensive care units; cancer, joint and spine care, diagnostic imaging and eye surgery center; emergency department, rehabilitation and hospice. HaysMed also maintains a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, Sleep and Neurodiagnostic services and Robotic Surgery Program.
A total of 6,033 admissions and 172,421 outpatient procedures documented last year*, while the medical group’s specialty and rural health clinics accounted for more than 135,144 office visits. In addition the DeBakey Heart Institute had 2,738 admissions while the Dreiling/Schmidt Cancer Institute provided services to 2,024. Last year 760 births were also recorded at the hospital while 13,337 patients were seen in the Emergency Department.
The Center for Health Improvement, located in the Bickle/Eagle Health Complex at HaysMed, is an MFA accredited fitness center that incorporates hospital-based fitness and rehabilitation programs with occupational medicine and independent physician clinics, and has a membership in the fitness area of 2,000.
Hays Medical Center maintains a local market share of nearly 90%; with total primary/secondary/tertiary service are at 25%. Patient utilization figures demonstrate approximately one-half of all hospitalizations in the region are maintained in the small rural hospitals surrounded by Hays Medical Center. Administering perhaps the largest Critical Access hospital network in the country, HMC earned the 1997 National Rural Health Association Outstanding Program Award for its EACH/RPCH and Telemedicine programs. It is NIAHO accredited by DNV Healthcare and ISO Certified, a Level 3 Trauma Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, a Primary Stroke Center and a Certified Hip and Knee Replacement Center of Excellence by DNV GL Healthcare.
Approximately 1,500 associates staff the medical center and physician clinics, accredited by DNV Healthcare.
HaysMed is partnership with Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned, Kansas and co-owns St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend, Kansas with Centura Health.
*Statistics for July 2014 – June 2015