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Rawlins County Health Center

707 Grant Street
Atwood, Kansas  67730
Tel: 785.626.3211
Fax: 785.626.9093

Outpatient Surgery

Outpatient surgery, also known as ambulatory surgery, same-day surgery or day surgery, is surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay. The term “outpatient” arises from the fact that surgery patients may go home and do not need an overnight hospital. Patients may go home after being released following surgery and time spent in the recovery room . The services provided can be generally called procedures. In simple terms, outpatient-qualified procedures can be considered procedures that are more intensive than those done in the average doctor's office but not so intensive as to require a hospital stay. Some examples or outpatient procedures and surgeries provided at RCHC are colonoscopies, endoscopies, excisions, and gallbladder surgery to name a few. Patients should check with their physician for all information covering preparation for outpatient procedures.

Hospital Calendar

Our hospital calendar is frequently updated...  Learn about many of the services, events, and activities hosted at the Rawlins County Health Center. 

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  Meet our Outreach Professionals...

Rawlins County Health Center is proud to introduce our Outreach Health Care Professionals.

Charles Frankum M.D.
Dr. Charles E. Frankum MD is board certified by the American College of Surgery and the American Colon and Rectal Society. He graduated in 2001 from the University of Tennessee’s school of Medicine and moved his family to Denver, Colorado where he operates as the Outreach Surgeon for Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital. His efforts span farther than the city of Denver, reaching patients in 10 community hospital in the plains of Colorado and Kansas. Dr. Frankum strives to help the underserved in these areas and enjoys hunting and time with his wife and three young boys.

Kimberly Zweygardt CRNA
Kimberly Zweygardt is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and a Advanced Practice Nurse specializing in anesthesia. Kim has been providing anesthesia for surgical, obstetical and pain management services in Northwest Kansas since 1993. Kim graduated with honors from both St. Francis Hospital (Via Christa) School of Nursing, Wichita, KS in 1979 and the Samford University | Baptist Medical Center School of Anesthesia in Birmingham, AL in 1983. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and is certified by the NBCRNA. For any questions about anesthesia services, Kim can be contacted through RCHC.

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