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St. Catherine Hospital - Garden City, KS

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St. Catherine Hospital was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters over 70 years ago. They created and maintained the spirit that has enabled St. Catherine Hospital associates to develop a growing health care facility unlike any other in southwest Kansas.

Dr. O.W. Miner and Dr. Charles Rewerts opened a one-room Garden City Clinic in 1923. By 1931, capacity had grown to 45 beds and the Sisters of St. Dominic in Great Bend, Kansas, purchased the clinic to care for patients and run St. Catherine Hospital. In 1996, St. Catherine Hospital became an affiliate of Catholic Health Initiatives, the largest Catholic not-for-profit health organization in the country.

St. Catherine Hospital is licensed for 132 beds and is a JCAHO-accredited regional health care center. Much has changed from its 1923 beginnings. One can only imagine how awestruck the founding physicians would be by the technology and sophistication perhaps only dreamt of in their early days on the Kansas plains.

As a health care leader, St. Catherine Hospital was one of the first in the state to establish a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Mobile Lithotripsy. A state-of-the-art CAT Scanner. PET Scanner, and MRI facility provide quality diagnostic services. Our growing active medical staff currently includes specialists in family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pathology, pediatrics, podiatry, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, oncology, radiology, general and thoracic surgery, and urology.

Educational affiliations include: Fort Hays State University School of Radiologic Technology; student affiliates from Wichita State University and Colby Community College in physical therapy; surgical and internal medicine residents, students, and nurse practitioner students from the University of Kansas; respiratory therapy students from Seward County Community College; pharmacy affiliates from the University of Kansas; Fort Hays State University and Kansas Newman College nursing programs; and the Garden City Community College School of Nursing. Garden City is also one of six training sites for the University of Kansas' Primary Care Education Program.
Our associates are highly motivated, career minded individuals who are eager to serve patients directly or behind the scenes. If you consider yourself a person who can find fulfillment in our mission-oriented, faith-based organization, we'd love to talk. Our employment relationship is truly a partnership of leadership and service in an environment that fosters teamwork. We help our associates succeed with orientation and mentoring programs, progressive career ladders, tuition reimbursement, scholarships and a comprehensive program of on-site continuing education. St. Catherine Hospital is an EEO employer that views diversity as strength. We offer competitive pay and great benefits.
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St. Catherine Hospital Transfusion Service has been granted accreditation by AABB, according to Scott Taylor, President and CEO and Peggy Jean Smith, and Blood Bank Supervisor.

Accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of medical, technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB. By successfully meeting those requirements, St. Catherine Hospital joins approximately1,800 similar facilities across the United States and abroad that have earned AABB Accreditation.

“The AABB’s Accreditation procedures are voluntary,” Ms. Smith explained. St. Catherine Hospital has sought AABB Accreditation because this program assists facilities around the world in achieving excellence by promoting a level of professional and medical expertise the contributes to quality performance.”

Since 1958, AABB has been engaged in the accreditation of blood banks and transfusion services. Today its Accreditation Program assists blood banks, transfusion services, cellular therapy facilities, relationship testing laboratories, immunohematology reference laboratories and peri-operative services in determining whether methods, procedures, personnel knowledge, equipment and the physical plant meet established requirements.

AABB Accreditation is the designation of choice because it demonstrates an organization’s commitment to advanced learning, continuous improvement and innovation by striving to sustain the highest possible level of patient and donor care. AABB accredited organizations are recognized by their peers as leaders in their field.
St. Catherine Hospital has a mission to heal and promote good health -- a mission of excellence that is the strength of our medical community.
As a regional health care center, St. Catherine Hospital continually evaluates and updates each department of the hospital to ensure every patient the best of available technology and care from well-trained, compassionate health care professionals. Listed below are a few of our services with which you may wish to acquaint yourself.

  • Cancer Center
  • Home Health / Hospice
  • Surgery Center
  • Rehabilitation
  • Maternal Child Center/NBICU
  • Wound Care Center
  • Acute Medical Care
  • Patient and Family Services
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    St. Catherine Hospital
    401 East Spruce
    Garden City, KS 67846
    (620) 272-2531
    graciehudson@catholichealth.net Physician Recruitment

    St. Catherine Hospital
    401 East Spruce
    Garden City, KS 67846