You can get to know a lot about people by knowing where they come from, what they believe and what is important to them. The same is true for organizations.
St. Catherine Hospital was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters over 70 years ago. They created and maintained the spirit that has enabled St. Catherine Hospital associates to develop a growing health care facility unlike any other in southwest Kansas.
Dr. O.W. Miner and Dr. Charles Rewerts opened a one-room Garden City Clinic in 1923. By 1931, capacity had grown to 45 beds and the Sisters of St. Dominic in Great Bend, Kansas, purchased the clinic to care for patients and run St. Catherine Hospital. In 1996, St. Catherine Hospital became an affiliate of Catholic Health Initiatives, the largest Catholic not-for-profit health organization in the country.
St. Catherine Hospital is licensed for 132 beds and is a JCAHO-accredited regional health care center. Much has changed from its 1923 beginnings. One can only imagine how awestruck the founding physicians would be by the technology and sophistication perhaps only dreamt of in their early days on the Kansas plains.
As a health care leader, St. Catherine Hospital was one of the first in the state to establish a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Mobile Lithotripsy. A state-of-the-art CAT Scanner. PET Scanner, and MRI facility provide quality diagnostic services. Our growing active medical staff currently includes specialists in family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pathology, pediatrics, podiatry, psychiatry, pulmonary medicine, oncology, radiology, general and thoracic surgery, and urology.
Educational affiliations include: Fort Hays State University School of Radiologic Technology; student affiliates from Wichita State University and Colby Community College in physical therapy; surgical and internal medicine residents, students, and nurse practitioner students from the University of Kansas; respiratory therapy students from Seward County Community College; pharmacy affiliates from the University of Kansas; Fort Hays State University and Kansas Newman College nursing programs; and the Garden City Community College School of Nursing. Garden City is also one of six training sites for the University of Kansas' Primary Care Education Program.
St. Catherine Hospital has a mission to heal and promote good health -- a mission of excellence that is the strength of our medical community.
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