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Kiowa District Healthcare holds groundbreaking for new therapy and wellness addition


September 16, 2020

Yvonne Miller

Top Photo: THEY ARE SERIOUS ABOUT BREAKING GROUND – KDH board members, the CEO/CFO and physical therapists are truly anxious to get the new Wellness and Therapy Addition started. They have a lighthearted moment as they put their ceremonial shovels two work – literally digging into the ground where the new addition will be on the southwest corner of the hospital. From left: KDH CEO/CFO Janell Goodno; KDH Board of Directors members Jim Parker, Chantae Simpson, Jeff Miller and Pat Myers; and physical therapists Lana Smith and Brooke Molz. Bottom Photo: BREAKING GROUND FOR FUTURE GROWTH AT KDH – It was a pleasant, cool morning in Kiowa, Kansas, last Thursday when the Kiowa District Hospital (KDH) held a groundbreaking for the new KDH Wellness and Therapy Addition. The project architect Ryan Craft of LK Architecture in Wichita attended the ceremony as did numerous representatives from the Hutton Corporation of Wichita, which was recently selected as the general contractor. The KDH Board of Directors, administrators, physical therapists other staff members as well as a few members of the public attended the ceremony. From left: Marcia Cantrell, public; architect Ryan Craft; Taylor Binder, radiology; Hospital DON Robyn Whitaker; Brenda Myers, Barber County United board member; Jaime Steffen, radiology; Lynn Johnson, business office; Robert Armbruster, public and past board member; Operations/IT Director and Manor Administrator Philip Anton; Jim Parker, KDH board member; Barber County Commissioner Paul Harbaugh; Chantae Simpson, KDH board member; Beverly Hankey with Alva State Bank; Jeff Miller, KDH board member; Hutton rep.; Pat Myers, KDH board member; Hutton rep.; Judy Schrock, KDH Foundation President; KDH Physical Therapists Lana Smith and Brooke Molz; Hutton reps.; Skylar Houlton, RN and Clinical Health Coordinator; Dr. Kirk Bliss; KDH CEO and CFO Janell Goodno; Tara Girty, Business Office Manager; Melissa Stroh, physician assistant; Jana Dunham, business office.

It was an exciting day Sept. 10 in the life of the Kiowa District Hospital/Healthcare. It's especially a milestone for those area people who need physical, occupational or speech therapy or behavioral health services.

Anyone who has undergone physical therapy at KDH knows the therapy is good but it's offered in a room that was meant to be a meeting room when the new hospital was built about six years ago, so ample space is greatly lacking.

That's all about to change. With physical therapist (PT) Lana Smith and PT assistant Brooke Molz, that department is bursting with business. It, of cours...

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