Ellsworth County Medical Center

1604 Aylward Avenue
Ellsworth, KS 67439



"Prior to opening a hospital here, we were obliged to transport those of our surgical cases, whom we could persuade or were able to be taken to Kansas City or Topeka....I can clearly recall a number of lives that might have been saved could they have had the advantages of hospital care...," so stated Ellsworth's Dr. H. Z. Hissem at a commencement program on May 24, 1924. Dr. Hissem along with Dr. Harry O'Donnell were instrumental in changing healthcare availability in Ellsworth County over 100 years ago. When doctors Hissem and O'Donnell arrived in town, the only hospital for many miles was the Union Pacific hospital. It was a two-story house west of the Frisco and Union Pacific crossing in Ellsworth. This hospital was used for the employees and passengers of the railroad and was operated by Dr. George Wright.

Our Mission

Improving Lives

Our Vision

Ellsworth County Medical Center will be recognized as a premier medical organization committed to our patients, our communities, and our employees by:

Excelling in patient centered care through quality, technology, and compassion
Leading and educating our communities to improve health and well-being
Creating an organizational culture that accomplishes results, accepts accountability, functions through teamwork, and encourages professional and individual learning.

Our Values


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