Tag: Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas

Vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus are in full swing in Allen County and across the country. To understand more about the vaccine and the distribution process, this Register reporter sat down with Kimberly Whitaker, head…

Robin Griffith watched a friend struggle with opioid misuse. Prescribed opioids for pain, her friend became addicted. Only after receiving treatment did she become substance-free, and then for only a few years.  “It was a…

Free dental services are available to area veterans for the month of November at Iola’s Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, 2051 N. State St. It’s the clinic’s way of honoring veterans and active-duty military…

One year ago this week Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott dropped a bombshell, announcing that after 132 years it would close its doors. Some say the hospital’s demise began almost as soon as its new…

Unemployment in Kansas stands at 3.3%, according to the Kansas Department of Labor. But before you jump for joy, take note that Kansas is on a long-term trend of losing jobs. Over the last decade,…

PITTSBURG —  David Andersen, DDS of Iola, was recently recognized by the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas for embodying the spirit of service in his daily practice as a dentist. Andersen received the Sheridan…

Liz Wehlage, director of dental services at Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, recently attended a “boot camp” for oral health in Denver.  Wehlage, a native of Humboldt, attended The National Oral Health Learning Institute…

FORT SCOTT — A tradition of health care is coming to an end in Fort Scott. Mercy Hospital announced Monday it is closing, effective the end of the year. The hospital has served Fort Scott…

Democratic congressional candidate Paul Davis hosted a round-table discussion with a dozen area health care professionals Thursday in Pittsburg. Davis, who is locked in a neck and neck contest with political rookie Steve Watkins (R-Topeka)…

Iola’s clinic of The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas was recently awarded $125,000 to help battle behavioral health and addiction problems. The funds will be used to hire a full-time provider to address issues…