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Pratt Regional Medical Center awarded an ‘A’ grade

Nov 07, 2019

Pratt Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing PRMC's achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers…

Study Shows Pratt County Health Care Impact

Oct 31, 2019

Pratt County, Kan.  -  A good local health care system may itself be part of the prescription for maintaining a healthy rural economy.  That was the bottom line from a study of the economic contribution of Pratt County’s health care system produced by researchers at K-State Research and Extension.

The study is part of a state-wide initiative called the Kansas Rural Health Works program sponsored…

Family Birth Suites Successfully Completed a CDC Training Initiative Aimed at Supporting Optimal Infant Nutrition

Oct 25, 2019

Pratt, KS  — Pratt Regional Medical Center is among the first hospitals in the nation to successfully complete the EMPower Training initiative, a skills-based competency training to advance knowledge and skills in evidence-based maternity practices supportive of optimal infant nutrition. 

 Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the EMPower Training initiative is…

Experienced Gastroenterologist joins PRMC

Jul 22, 2019

Pratt Regional Medical Center and Pratt Internal Medicine Group are pleased to welcome Dr. Brenda Westhoff. Dr. Westhoff is a Gastroenterologist with over 13 years of clinical experience in the field, and interests in General Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Pancreaticobiliary Disease, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy to include EGD, Colonoscopy and…

Meet Our Most Recent DAISY Award Winner

May 15, 2019

Nineteen Nurses at Pratt Regional Medical Center were honored as nominees for The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, during a lunchtime Bar-B-Que at PRMC on Wednesday. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

Samantha Kettering, LPN, was recognized by Pratt Regional Medical Center as our 2019 Spring DAISY Award…

PRMC offers a simple and secure way to access your medical data

Mar 13, 2019

  Pratt Regional Medical Center now supports Health Records on iPhone, which brings together hospitals, and the existing Apple Health app to make it easy for patients to see their available medical data from multiple providers whenever they choose. Patients can access Health Records from within the Health app and can download their health records by selecting Pratt Regional Medical Center and authenticating…

PRMC meets criteria for renewal of High 5 for Mom & Baby recognition

Mar 11, 2019

The High 5 program incorporates specific maternity care procedures based on the proven health benefits associated with breastfeeding. It was initiated, funded, and is provided at no charge to Kansas hospitals by the Hutchinson-based United Methodist Health Ministry Fund. High 5 for Mom & Baby was developed by the Health Fund in conjunction with the Kansas Breastfeeding Workgroup.
To date, 43…

PRMC to Implement First Robotics-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty Using the NAVIO Surgical System

Feb 08, 2019

Pratt Regional Medical Center announced today the addition of a NAVIO™ orthopedic surgical system to help surgeons perform precise and accurate knee replacement.   NAVIO robotics assists the surgeon in preparing the bone with the precision of robotics in a freehand sculpting technique.

“Adding modern tools like robotic assistance to total knee arthroplasty adds a new level of consistency…

PRMC Recognized as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Feb 08, 2019

Pratt Regional Medical Center announced it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.

“We…

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists celebrate 20th annual National CRNA Week

Jan 22, 2019

Administering anesthesia to Americans since the Civil War, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) from Pratt are joining thousands of their colleagues from across the country to celebrate the 20th annual National CRNA Week January 20-26, 2019.

With a history spanning more than 150 years, CRNAs stay with their patients throughout their procedure, administering their anesthetics and…