1. COVID-19 Prevention In Rawlins County

    Rawlins County Health Center has been working hard to stay on top of new developments in COVID-19, also referred to as the coronavirus. We want our community to rest assured that we have been working alongside the Rawlins County Public Health Department to continually update our plan in place to meet changing conditions and information about the virus. This being said, we want to encourage our community by giving you several ways that you can promote personal health and the health of your family to help prevent the virus from spreading throughout our community. 

    By this point, we have all heard about social distancing, and the importance of not gathering in groups in order to help slow the spread of the disease. It is on you to follow the state-wide stay at home orders and only make trips out of the house for essential items. From a personal health perspective, here are several more things you can be doing. 

    1. Frequently Wash Hands

    When washing your hands, it is important to wash them for at least 20 seconds to clean all of the bacteria off. The most important times to wash your hands are after being in public, or after touching your phone or laptop. Hand sanitizer can also be effective if it contains at least 60% alcohol. 

    2. Avoid Touching Face

    COVID-19 enters through your airways, so it is important to keep your hands away from your face as much as possible. The virus can stay on surfaces for up to 72 hours, so if you were to touch a shopping cart handle and later itch your nose, you could be giving the virus the exact opportunity it needs to enter your body. 

    3. Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes

    It is extremely important to cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If you are in public, a face mask will be even more effective. If you are at home, immediately discard the used tissue and wash your hands thoroughly. COVID 19 is carried through air droplets, and can stay on a surface that you sneeze on for several days. 

    4. Self Quarantine When Sick

    If you are feeling ill, we recommend self-quarantining. If you are experiencing respiratory illness symptoms and would like to speak with a provider, we invite you to call the Rawlins Clinic at 785-626-3241.  We will ask you several questions and then instruct you on the next steps. 

  2. Reasons You Might Visit A Health Center This Winter

    As the weather cools down here in Rawlins County, we’re keeping plenty busy at the Health Center. During this chilly season, our health center sees a large increase in specific kinds of accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Curious as to what brings our patients to a health center in the winter? Take a look at these common reasons.

    Slips, Trips, and Falls

    Yes, one of the most common causes of injury during the winter is from falling, tripping, or slipping. We get more than our fair share of icy covered walkways and roads here in Atwood. Add the fact that it gets darker earlier in the winter, and it makes it hard to pick out icy spots while you’re out walking the dog in the evening. While a simple fall may not sound like much, it can have serious effects in some cases. More than just sprained ankles, you can injure your back, hit your head, or dislocate a joint if you land awkwardly. To avoid slipping this winter, we suggest wearing footwear with an aggressively textured sole, traction devices, or thoroughly deicing the walkways around your home. Wearing a headlamp at night is also a great safety measure.

    We also see a lot of fall injuries resulting from people hanging holiday lights. It should go without saying that you should always have someone at the base of the ladder to spot you while you’re working on hanging the lights. This helps to keep the ladder stable, and in the event of a fall, you have someone to get you help right away.

    Muscle Problems

    When the weather gets colder, some of us begin to limit our activities, or we change which activities we do. As a result, muscle injuries are very common during the winter, and they often occur in response to seemingly mundane activities. We frequently have patients come in who have thrown out their back while shoveling their driveways and scraping ice off of their windshields.

    Muscle injuries are the result of sudden, violent, or twisting motions that you’re not used to making. We encourage you to be cautious in how you move this winter. If something aches when you move a certain way, that’s a good sign to stop making that motion and to meet with a doctor.

    Burn Injuries

    As snow drifts past our windows, we all love to curl up inside and enjoy a warm beverage or a fire in our stove. While this might be a timeless part of our winter activities, it’s also a source of injuries. We see an increase in the number of burn injuries in winter because people are trying to stay warm. For instance, someone might be boiling some water on the stove to make some tea, and accidentally pour the boiling liquid on their hands. Others might nonchalantly rest their hand on their burning wood stove, forgetting they just put a new log on the fire.

    Be aware of heat sources this winter. Give stoves and fireplaces a wide berth, and be careful when you’re handling hot water or dishes right out of the oven. Should you experience a minor burn, you can treat it with cold water and a little burn relief cream. For more serious burns, it’s best if you come to see us at our medical center.

    Colds, Flu, and Illnesses

    With the cold weather comes cold symptoms. Snuffy noses, puffy eyes, and ragged coughs are all signs that winter has arrived. If your cold or flu symptoms seem to worsen with time, and over-the-counter medications aren’t doing their part in helping, you’ll want to take time to visit our health center and clinic. In addition to the flu and colds, we see other common illnesses like strep throat during the winter months.

    We encourage everyone to get a flu shot at the beginning of the fall season, but in some cases, that may not be enough. You should be diligent about washing your hands throughout the day, using tissues, and keep hand sanitizer nearby after sneezing. 

    Visit Your Health Center in Atwood Today

    Rawlins County Health Center is a cornerstone of northwest Kansas. We offer all of the medical services you need to enjoy your life to the fullest. Whether you’ve got a nasty cold or you’re in need of a routine medical checkup, we’re here to help. Schedule an appointment and visit us today.

  3. Preparing for the Back to School Plague

    Just like that, summer has come and gone and school is about to be back in session. Something that all parents are very familiar with is the back to school plague that comes back every year. If you have little ones going back to school this month, taking every precaution you can to avoid the back to school plague is a must. Keep reading for a few tips from the team at Rawlins County Health Center. 

    Sneezing & Coughing Hygiene

    Over the course of a year, your child is inevitably going to sneeze or cough more than a few times. This is also one of the easiest ways for colds and coughs to get passed around a classroom. For that reason, you should definitely sit down with your child before school starts and go over proper hygiene for when they cough or sneeze. A great way to make sure that they understand is by practicing with them so that they’re fully prepared for when they start school.

    Washing Hands

    There’s no doubt about it, washing hands can drastically affect the likelihood of your child getting sick while at school. Hand washing is another thing that you can spend some time practicing to ensure they know how to thoroughly wash their hands before eating and after playing with other children. This is something that they’re going to need to know how to do for the rest of their life, so ensuring that they know the importance of washing their hands, recognizing when it needs to happen, and are confident in their ability to thoroughly wash their hands is never a bad thing. 

    Wipe Down School Supplies

    There are certain items that your child is going to take to and from school on a regular basis. In most cases, these are the items that they’re going to be using on a regular basis while at school. Whether it’s an item that only they are using or something that they’re sharing with others, taking some time to wipe down their school supplies once a week or every couple of days can definitely help reduce the number of germs that they’re bringing home. 

    Recognize When to Stay Home

    Missing a day of school may seem like a big deal, but sending your child to school when they’re sick can do so much more damage than good. If you notice that your child is showing signs of sickness or they have a fever, call the school and take them out for the day. You can get homework for them or ask the teacher what they missed, but a simple day off can give their body the time it needs to recover and can minimize the chances of the illness spreading.

    Contact Our Team

    Rawlins County Health Center is dedicated to providing the Atwood area with the medical guidance and care that they need. From physical therapy and diagnostic testing to family medicine and emergency care, we have got you covered. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.

  4. Nutrition Tips For Diabetics

    When diagnosed with diabetes, it can be a life-altering change. One of the biggest changes may be to your diet and how you think about food. However, with a proper plan and diet, and by eating healthily, you can begin to control symptoms and start to get your life back. At Rawlins County Health Center, our staff wants to ensure that you live your healthiest life.

    The purpose of creating a nutrition plan to manage your diabetes is to help control your sugar intake. This will also help you manage your weight and other factors, such as heart disease and high blood pressure. Without the proper diet, there could be complications from the rise in blood glucose, including nerve, kidney, and heart damage. In order to prevent these from occurring, a healthy diet is a primary defense.

    Medical Center AtwoodHealthy Foods For People With Diabetes

    Healthy Carbohydrates

    When you consume simple carbohydrates and starches, these break down into blood glucose. Avoid processed bread and instead focus on eating fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, lentils, and low-fat dairy products.

    Foods High in Fiber

    A benefit of fiber-rich foods is that they control how your body digests and slows the absorption of sugar. Include foods with insoluble like beans, whole wheat flour, broccoli, pears, chickpeas, and many other fruits and vegetables.

    Heart Healthy Foods

    Certain fish will help lower blood fats, known as triglycerides. Look for fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, cod, tuna, and halibut. Other heart-healthy foods include spinach, oatmeal, berries, nuts, tomatoes, and dark chocolate.

    Healthy Fats

    You want to include the healthy fats, or monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These include foods like avocados, almonds, pecans, olives, and olive oil. However, be mindful of how much you consume of these foods, as they are often high in calories.

    Medical Center AtwoodTips For Eating Nutritiously

    • Eat More Vegetables: When putting meals together, fill your place with appropriate amounts of certain foods. Fill one half of the plate with vegetables, such as spinach or broccoli. One-quarter of the plate should be filled with a low-fat protein like fish or pork. Finish the plate off with a whole grain.
    • Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates have one of the biggest effects on blood glucose, so be sure to eat carbs at the same time each day, especially if you are taking medication or insulin.
    • Exchange List Method: One method for finding healthy foods to eat is the exchange list. These lists include foods within certain categories, such as protein. The foods within the same category have similar effects on your blood glucose, so you can choose one food from each category.
    • Glycemic Index: When choosing healthy foods to eat, some diabetics use this method to help. Essentially, this method lets you choose foods based on how they affect glucose levels. Talk with your doctor at Rawlins County Health Center to learn more about this strategy.

    We understand that living with and managing diabetes can be frustrating and overwhelming, but we also know the importance of having a healthy diet and lifestyle. It may be a slow start to find a routine that works for you, but with the right help and guidance from the staff at our medical center, you will begin to feel healthy and positive.

    Learn more about the diabetes treatment at our medical center and schedule an appointment today.

  5. Best Ways to Protect Your Heart

    Your heart starts beating at around three to four weeks in the womb and keeps you moving throughout your life, when all goes well. And for many of us, we only get one heart, making it crucial to protect it. With so many heart-related diseases (coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, etc), and health issues that can harm the heart (blood pressure, high cholesterol), we need to do everything we can in order to keep our hearts healthy and pumping strong. So, what are the best ways to protect your heart?

    The doctors, nurses, and assistants at Rawlins County Health Center are passionate about educating each of the patients that visit our medical center in Atwood. Whatever health concern or emergency you’re having, you can count on our staff to provide you with a caring experience.

    How to Protect Your Heart

    Medical Center AtwoodStay Active

    For many people, getting and staying active comes down to not having the energy and lacking the motivation to start. These are big hurdles that will take a lot of mental strength to cross, but when the end goal is to improve the strength of your heart and your overall health, crossing the hurdles is a must. The key is to start out small — take the stairs at work, go on a short walk, swim a couple laps at a pool, or even doing some jumping jacks in your living room in the morning is enough to get your heart pumping. Over time, you can slowly build up the intensity of the activities.

    Getting in two and a half hours each week of moderate activity will help lower your blood pressure, keep your weight in control, and can lower your LDL cholesterol. You’ll also benefit by a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, reduced depression, and improved sleep. So however hard you struggle getting started, keep your focus on feeling and living better!

    Control Cholesterol by Eating Right

    The important thing about cholesterol is to keep a balance between the good (HDL) and the bad (LDL). To keep the bad cholesterol down, keep an eye on the amount of red meats you’re eating, choose low-fat dairy, and try to limit trans fats, such as margarine, doughnuts, sweets with cream or frosting, and fried foods. The good cholesterol (foods such as salmon, whole grains, olive oil, nuts, and beans) works to clean your arteries of the bad cholesterol. If you’re not sure what your cholesterol level is, schedule an appointment at our medical center for a quick test.

    Medical Center AtwoodManage Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure, or hypertension, often doesn’t have any symptoms, and can be a serious problem for your heart. This is because there is a large amount of stress being put on your arteries, which is caused by various factors, including being overweight, too much salt in your diet, smoking, or stress. Manage your blood pressure by eating a balanced diet with minimal salt and alcohol, and start exercising regularly.

    Keep a Healthy Weight

    Weight management is a significant part of protecting your heart. Those who are overweight have a higher chance of developing cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes. The good news is that it doesn’t take a lot to get results. Losing just 3 to 5 percent of your body weight can help your heart.

    Getting and staying healthy is a journey, but one that ends with a healthier, stronger heart! The doctors at our medical center strongly believe that every ounce of effort is worth it. If you’re in need of medical attention or advice, visit Rawlins County Health Center today. Our medical center is located at the east corner of Atwood Lake off of Grant Street.

  6. Myofascial Release Therapy to Treat Trigger Points

    If you experience pain throughout your body that seems to stem from one area, you may be experiencing what are known as trigger points. A trigger point is a specific area within your myofascial tissue, often located in the back or the neck, that causes pain or discomfort which carries to different areas of your body. Since trigger points can cause chronic pain, it is important that they are treated through the use of myofascial release therapy. With manual massage techniques from trained physical therapists, myofascial release therapy can be very effective in treating tight spots, knots, or soreness throughout long bands of muscle tissue.

    Our goal at Rawlins County Health Center is to educate patients so that they may live a happier and healthier life. If you feel that you could benefit from myofascial release therapy, learn more by reading our article below. We’ll outline what myofascial pain is caused by, how myofascial release therapy works, and the easy techniques you can do at home to aid in myofascial release.

    How it Works

    Due to stress, injury, or overuse, muscles can begin to tighten and shorten, causing individuals a great deal of pain, discomfort, and loss of flexibility. According to the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists, “patients evaluated in one pain management center were found to have a myofascial component to their pain in 95% of cases.” Knowing this information, you can begin to see how common trigger point pain can be for individuals. Many people who experience myofascial and trigger point pain aren’t even aware that their muscle fibers are permanently contracted, which leads to muscle tension and tightness. The purpose of myofascial release therapy is to effectively return permanently contracted muscles to their relaxed state.   

    Self Myofascial Release at Home

    If you are unable to schedule a session with a massage therapist or physical therapist, myofascial release can be achieved at home with a little effort. To easily treat trigger points in the comfort of your own home, simply purchase a tennis ball or foam roller. Foam rollers are common tools that are used to break up tight muscle tissue, and can be found online or at major retail stores. After you’ve purchased your trigger point tool of choice, begin by laying on your back and placing your tennis ball or foam roller underneath you. Start by using your foam roller or tennis ball to slowly roll around sore spots on your back until you find a trigger point. You’ll know you’ve found a trigger point when rolling over an incredibly sore spot that causes pain and discomfort.

    If you are using a tennis ball to massage a trigger point, let the tennis ball rest on the trigger point until it begins to relax and give way to the tennis ball. After your trigger point has relaxed and loosened, begin using your body’s weight to leverage the tennis ball deeper into your muscle tissue. This will ensure that you are reaching the main source of your trigger point, and will help eliminate the root cause of pain altogether. Alternatively, if you’re using a foam roller, use your body’s weight to move the foam roller up and down your back. After you’ve found the sorest area affecting you most, begin slowly rolling up and down the muscle tissue. Although you may not be massaging the trigger point directly, you can effectively help the trigger point release by massaging the long muscle fibers which connect to your trigger point. This will cause your trigger point to relax, allowing myofascial release to occur naturally.

    With enough practice, you will begin to find your trigger points quickly and easily. Myofascial release therapy can alleviate most of the pain an individual is experiencing, improving their quality of life and muscular mobility. If you are a resident in Atwood or its surrounding areas and want to learn more about myofascial release therapy, get in touch with our friendly staff at Rawlins County Health Center! Our physical therapists are experienced in myofascial release therapy, and work with patients to ensure that they leave our facility with an increased range of motion while decreasing their overall level of pain. Contact Rawlins County Health Center to schedule your appointment today!

  7. Four Easy Stretches to Increase Your Range of Motion

    The importance of stretching to maintain flexibility and overall health is often understated. While many individuals attribute muscle soreness or tightness to old age or pre-existing injuries, the truth is, muscle tightness can easily be avoided with a few simple stretches during your morning routine. Not only will daily stretching aid in injury prevention, it will also help you increase your range of motion and overall level of flexibility.

    At Rawlins County Health Center, we’re dedicated to helping residents in Atwood, Kansas and the surrounding areas maintain an optimal level of health and wellness. Throughout this article, we’ll talk about four easy stretches you can implement into your morning routine to increase your range of motion and improve your quality of life. Through consistent stretching, you’ll begin to notice a decrease in injuries while introducing a sense of calm and wellbeing into your life.  

    Neck Stretch

    Do you experience general tightness or soreness throughout your neck upon waking? Does your job require you to look at a screen for an extended period of time? If so, an easy neck stretch can help loosen tight muscles that cause discomfort to your neck. While sitting in a comfortable position, gently bring your left ear to your left shoulder and hold the stretch for 20 seconds. This will effectively provide a deep stretch to the right side of your neck. Alternatively, to stretch the left side of your neck, bring your right ear to your right shoulder and hold for 20 seconds. While holding this stretch, you may feel your neck begin to loosen up. If possible, gently work the stretch deeper as your muscles loosen, but be mindful not to extend your stretch too far. While a deep stretch may feel very relaxing, it is important not to stretch past your body’s level of flexibility as injury may occur.

    Lying Spinal Twist

    If you sit for long periods of time, or wake up from an uncomfortable night of sleep with radiating back pain, the lying spinal twist will help relieve muscle tension and soreness felt throughout your back. The lying spinal twist is an easy, yet effective, stretch that requires little effort and provides excellent relief. While lying on your back on the ground, gently lift your right leg towards the ceiling and begin to let it fall slowly over your left side. While your right leg hangs over the left side of your body, slowly turn your head towards the right side. This will maximize the benefits of the lying spinal twist by deepening the stretch felt throughout the back while fully rotating and stretching your spine. Continue to slowly deepen the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds while your back muscles continue loosening. Slowly bring your right leg back towards the ceiling and then gently place it back on the ground. Repeat the same stretch with your left leg while turning your head towards your left side. The lying spinal twist will help stretch your lower back muscles while relieving sciatic pain caused by excessive sitting.

    Standing Forward Bend

    If you are susceptible to leg or back pain from extended periods of sitting, you could benefit from an easy standing forward bend. The standing forward bend is a simple stretch designed to increase your overall level of flexibility while deeply stretching your hamstrings and calves. Begin by standing with your feet at hip width and then slowly begin bending at the waist towards your toes. Let your upper body continue to hang while deepening your stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. Be mindful to exhale while moving into your stretch, as this will make it easier to deepen your stretch naturally, reducing your risk of injury. After holding the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds, begin slowly returning to a standing position so as not to cause a rush of lightheadedness from standing up too quickly. Repeat the standing forward bend for up to five repetitions while relaxing in between each stretch.

    Lying Chin Tuck

    If you suffer from forward head posture, you probably experience many aches and pains around your suboccipital muscles. Fortunately, by doing lying chin tucks daily, you can improve the strength of your neck while increasing your overall range of motion. Lying chin tucks help strengthen your front neck muscles, known as neck flexors, while also stretching your suboccipital muscles. To perform a lying chin tuck, begin by lying on the ground or in bed and gently lift your head while tucking your chin towards your chest. Hold this stretch for two to three seconds, then gently bring your head back to its resting position. If you aren’t used to this particular stretch, you may notice your neck begin to tremble. This is completely normal, and is due to your neck flexors not being used often enough. In simpler terms, a neck tremble simply indicates that you’re neck flexors are turning back on. Repeat the lying chin tuck for up to 10 repetitions, and then rest. With consistent stretching, lying chin tucks will help increase neck strength while improving your neck’s range of motion.

    Are you located in Atwood, Kansas or its surrounding areas and are in need of quality care? Visit our friendly staff at Rawlins County Health Center! We provide a wide variety of services to our patients such as physical therapy, emergency care at our 24-hour emergency room, and so much more. To learn more about our full list of services we provide, contact Rawlins County Health Center today!

  8. The Many Benefits of Massage Therapy

    Tension, stress, and chronic pain are all unavoidable aspects of life. While pain may come and go, the underlying effects that pain creates can branch out into different aspects of your day-to-day activities, decreasing your overall quality of life. However, through the use of massage therapy, patients can find pain relief and a release of stress to improve their well being. Many studies continue to confirm the effectiveness of massage therapy and the lasting benefits it provides patients.

    According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, countless studies have been conducted which have shown positive results in reducing stress, anxiety, chronic pain, and depression through the use of massage therapy. While many individuals can benefit greatly from massage therapy, there are various massage therapy techniques which are applied on a patient-specific basis. In this article, we’ll outline just a few of the effective massage techniques that can aid in the breakdown of injured muscle tissue while reducing the amount of soreness and tension felt throughout the body. If you feel that massage therapy is right for you, contact Rawlins County Health Center to get in touch with our staff of highly qualified physical therapists.

    Swedish Massage

    If you frequently suffer from joint pain and general tightness,a Swedish Massage could significantly reduce your level of pain and inflammation. Swedish massage has been shown to increase blood circulation and flexibility while reducing stress and muscle tension. A recent study conducted by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine showed just how effective Swedish Massage can be in helping treat inflammation. According to the study, “participants who received Swedish massage had a significant decrease in the hormone arginine-vasopressin (which plays a role in regulating blood pressure and water retention) compared with those who were treated with light touch.” For this reason, Swedish massage is an excellent choice for patients seeking to reduce tissue inflammation or muscle soreness.

    Deep Tissue Massage

    Do you experience an incredible level of muscle tightness that refuses to relax or loosen? If so, deep tissue massage could be the perfect massage therapy technique for you. A masseuse utilizing the deep tissue massage technique leverages their weight to press deeply into the affected muscle areas, breaking up the tightest muscles or knots you may be experiencing. Since your muscles are composed of several layers that need to be broken up one layer at a time, there will be several stages during your massage where you will experience an increase in massage pressure. As your muscle tissue breaks down, your masseuse will continue to work deeper into the areas that are affecting you most, so that the source of your pain is effectively located and eliminated. Patients should consider deep tissue massage as an effective complementary treatment if they experience severe muscular tightness that affects how they conduct their daily activities.

    Trigger Point Massage

    Myofascial pain can be incredibly uncomfortable, causing soreness to radiate throughout your body, which often makes locating your source of pain complicated. Myofascial trigger points react intensely to pressure, and require slow therapeutic massage to release muscle tension. A simple method of at-home trigger point massage therapy involves your body weight and a tennis ball. To easily find a trigger point, begin by laying on the ground and placing the tennis ball underneath your back. Start by slowly using your body weight to roll the tennis ball around sore or tender areas of your back. Once you’ve located one of your body’s trigger points, keep the tennis ball resting directly underneath the affected area. After some time, you will feel your trigger point begin to relax and give way to the tennis ball. At this point, you can use your own body weight to increase the amount of pressure applied to your trigger point which will help reach the deepest areas of pain.

    Are you a current resident in Atwood, Kansas or its surrounding areas and are looking for an experienced staff of care providers? Visit Rawlins County Health Center’s state-of-the-art facility! We offer an extensive lineup of services to our patients like cardiac wellness programs, physical therapy sessions, wound care, and much more. To learn more about all that Rawlins County Health Center has to offer its patients, contact us today!

  9. RCHC’s Kyle Herspring, PA-C Signs New 3-Year Contract

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    Kyle and SharonATWOOD, KANSAS (August 24) –Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood, Kansas, has signed a new three-year contract with Kyle Herspring, Certified Physician Assistant.

    Kyle joined the Rawlins County Health Center staff in November 2013. Kyle was instrumental in getting the Wound Care Program started, and has been working with implementation of electronic medical records in the hospital and clinic. Kyle also works in close collaboration with the Specialty Clinic physicians. 

    “We are excited that Kyle has signed for three more years with RCHC!” said Sharon K. Cox, CEO. “Both Kyle and RCHC have a shared passion and commitment to providing the highest quality of care and delivering optimal health value to those we serve. This enables us to continue our legacy of healthcare and sustains our services for the future.”

    Kyle was also instrumental in starting the Wichita State Clinical Program, which helped bring Allie Keller, PA-C to Rawlins County Health Center. Allie will begin her practice in September/October 2016.

    “It’s been a privilege to serve RCHC and the surrounding communities,” Herspring said. “My family and I are extremely blessed here and look forward to keeping Atwood our home.”

    If you would like to schedule an appointment with Kyle, call the Rawlins Clinic 785-626-3241.

    Rawlins County Health Center, a critical access hospital, has served Rawlins County since 1950.

    About Rawlins County Health Center

    The role and Mission of Rawlins County Health Center is to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities it serves. Located in Atwood, Kansas, this 24-bed critical access hospital services the community through cardiac rehabilitation, diabetic services, laboratory, outpatient surgery, physical therapy, wound care, x-ray, stress testing, MRI, bone density, mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and CAT scan. Its specialty clinics include cardiology, general surgery, orthopedics and mental health services. Rawlins County Health Center is committed to setting the standard for patient-centered quality healthcare. For more information, please visit www.rchc.us/.

    Contact: Suzanna Dozbaba | Marketing Manager | 785-626-3211 ext. 220 (desk) | 785-626-2228 (cell) | sdozbaba@rchc.us