1. RCHC Participating in Full Scale Armed Intruder Exercise

    Rawlins County Health Center will be participating in a full-scale armed intruder exercise on Wednesday, July 28th. For further information regarding this exercise, please read the full press release.

    To read the full press release, please click here.

  2. RCHC Joins Statewide Campaign to ‘Catch Up On Care’

    With a noticeable drop in preventative care visits to health care providers in 2020, individuals are urged to revisit their health care providers. Read more about Rawlins County Health Center’s participation in the Catch Up On Care Campaign Media Release.

    Furthermore, Rawlins County Health Center and the Kansas Hospital Association want you to know why it is important to Catch Up On Care with this video.

    Call 785-626-3241 to schedule your appointment.

  3. RACO CHNA 2020 Executive Summary

    The Rawlins County Community Health Needs Assessment Community Forum will be held on Thursday, March 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Columbian Hall in Atwood, Kansas.

    A Zoom option is available. The Zoom will be listen-only, with the chat option available to ask questions and provide your top three priorities of community


    health needs. Please email Suzanna Koel skoel@rchc.us prior to 4 pm on Thursday, March 25th for those instructions. If you have issues with connecting on Thursday, please text 785-626-2228.

    If joining via Zoom, please click on the Executive Summary link, which will be discussed during the meeting.

  4. Resignation of CEO/CMO, Ronald Robinson, MD

    For Immediate Release – November 12, 2020

    Atwood and Goodland, KS – Rawlins County Health Center and Goodland Regional Medical Center are announcing the resignation of CEO/CMO Ronald Robinson, MD, effective November 20, 2020.

    During Dr. Robinson’s time at both RCHC and GRMC, he has been instrumental in bringing a collaborative approach to patient care. He has provided excellent leadership and knowledge in delivering financial sustainability for both facilities and was a vital component in preparing the hospitals for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While we are sad to see Dr. Robinson leave, he has been asked to be the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Denver VA beginning Monday, November 23, 2020. His outstanding leadership and knowledge will help our nation’s veterans receive quality healthcare in his new role.

    During the transition, Josh Neff, Vice President of Integration and Rural Health with Centura, will be the interim CEO at both facilities. As Centura’s executive leader for Rural Health, Josh has worked hand-in-hand with both hospitals, their respective boards, providers and leadership teams for the last two years. He will be working with both hospital boards and key stakeholders to recruit a new CEO. RCHC and GRMC wish Ron well on his new endeavor and are excited to work with Josh daily.

    Harlan Holste, RCHC Board of Trustees, Chairperson

    Greg Cure, GRMC Board of Trustees, Chairperson


    Media Contact:

    Suzanna Koel, RCHC skoel@rchc.us

    Amy Dovidio, GRMC amy.dovidio@goodlandregionalmedical.com

    For Press Release click here.

  5. Dr. Tamara Robbins to join RCHC Medical Staff in January 2021

    For Immediate Release

    Atwood, KS – Rawlins County Health Center is proud to announce that Tamara Robbins, MD, will begin her Atwood practice in January 2021. Dr. Robbins and her family will be moving to Rawlins County from northeastern Indiana.

    Dr. Robbins is board certified in family medicine, receiving her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine and proudly serves her current community, not only as a physician, but as an elected County Commissioner as well.

    “I grew up in a rural, farming community, so I know and appreciate the value of hard work,” said Dr. Robbins. “I look forward to the opportunity of providing exceptional, personalized healthcare that every Rawlins County resident deserves.”

    Dr. Robbins’ has been honored four times by her local newspaper as one of “Wells County’s Best Family Physicians” in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

    “The hospital and board are thrilled to bring a medical doctor back to Rawlins County – a development the community has anticipated for a number of years,” said Dr. Ron Robinson, RCHC CEO. “Dr. Robbins will make a wonderful addition to our medical staff as she provides comprehensive family medical care to this area. I truly believe she is a good fit for our community. Dr. Robbins will initially practice part-time here, and part-time in Goodland. Our vision is for her Atwood practice to rapidly build to full-time.”

    Dr. Robbins will join Mary Wilkinson, DC, FNP in the traditional clinic schedule. Jason Kearns, PA-C, Jose Renteria, ACNP, Paul Young, PA-C, and Brian Holgrem, PA-C will work on a rotating block schedule of four days on and eight days off while they also cover the emergency room. Dr. Travis Daise will remain on the medical staff during the transition to Dr. Robbins’ new practice.

    Media Release
    October 6, 2020
    Media Contact
    Suzanna Koel 785-626-3211 ext. 220

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  6. Kinsa Thermometer Project


    Thanks to funding from the ACE Foundation and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Rawlins County Health Center and Rawlins County Public Health Department are excited to provide Kinsa Thermometers to the Rawlins County Community.

    Once you download the Kinsa app, these smart thermometers can provide aggregate data of fevers to the hospital and public health of temperatures rising in the county. This information does not provide demographic data to the hospital or public health.

    If you are a community member interested in a thermometer for your household, you can receive one at the Rawlins County Public Health Department or Rawlins County Health Center during regular business hours.


    To view the press release regarding the Kinsa Thermometer Project click here.