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Letter from the CEO���������������������������������������������������������������� 2 Our family, caring for yours�������������������������������������������������������3 Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County�������������������������������������4 Horizons Mental Health Center��������������������������������������������������5 Health-E-Quip��������������������������������������������������������������������������6 Hutchinson Regional Medical Center������������������������������������������7 Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System�����������������������������������10 Employees are the Key������������������������������������������������������������14 United Way����������������������������������������������������������������������������21 Hutchinson is Home����������������������������������������������������������������23

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Letter from the CEO Dear friends, 2017 was a great year for Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System. It was a year of expansion and improvement, with construction started on a new state-of-the-art ICU, new offices and facilities for three of our entities, and numerous recommendations and accreditations throughout the System. With committed staff and strong financials, goals are being set and attained with remarkable speed. Locally, we are blessed with a robust group of specialty and primary care physicians who provide a wide range of services at each of the healthcare facilities in Hutchinson. I can think of no better example of team work in our community than with our highly qualified physicians providing us the option of treatment at home. Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System is the largest employer in Reno County. Our 1,400 employees are your friends and neighbors and are dedicated to providing you and your family the best care possible, whenever you need it. Every dollar of our payroll returns $1.50 to the Reno County community. As with other purchases, we know you have a choice for your healthcare. A decision to use Hutchinson Regional for your healthcare needs truly makes for a healthier community. What sets us apart from some other healthcare facilities is that we are a forward thinking organization, intent on finding new and more innovative ways to serve our patients. The Inpatient Rehab Unit at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is one of only two units of its kind in Kansas accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Services (CARF). The Heart and Vascular Center at HRMC is routinely one of the first in the nation to utilize the latest FDA-approved methods for treating Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Consumer Reports recognizes HRMC as one of the best in Kansas for safety.

Horizons Mental Health Center will next year observe 50 years of serving patients with behavioral issues in a fivecounty area. Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County stands as a model to the state and nation for end-of-life care, and this year, Health-E-Quip expanded its services in the region by opening a durable equipment store in Newton. In the coming year, we will not stand still but will continue our efforts to be the healthcare provider of first choice for those within our service area. I thank the staff, Boards of Directors, and our community for the continuous support of this organization!

Ken Johnson CEO, Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System

Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System Mission Our mission is to enhance the quality of life through integrated healthcare.

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Our family, caring for yours Each and every one of our employees understands that there is nothing more personal, more private, and more important than health. That understanding drives our quest for quality, and compels our employees to provide our patients the best medical care possible. As a verified and professionally acclaimed level III trauma center, the hospital is investing $17 million in a new ICU that will serve our patients in the most critical of times for years to come. The trauma unit will offer state-of-the-art treatment and care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We invest in the community for you, so care is available when you need it. The project is being funded through tax exempt bonds issued by the city and a $4 million donation from the Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation. Because of this, public taxes will not rise to cover the cost. All of the Hutch Regional entities strive to find new, innovative ways to offer the best possible care to our patients. Our Inpatient Rehabilitation program in the Medical Center brings specially trained dogs and owners from the Hutchinson Kennel Club in to interact with patients. Lower blood pressure, heart rates and anxiety levels result. Whether simple gestures or complex solutions, Hutchinson Regional always seeks out what is best for patients.

Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) by the Numbers HRHS sees a huge number of patients. Patient days totaled 152,865 at HRMC, showing the impact of the hospital, especially when considering the population of Reno County is roughly 65,000. Hospice & Homecare of Reno County saw 1,400 patients in total while Horizons Mental Health had 17,000 therapy sessions. Hutchinson Regional is the largest employer in Reno County, with 1400 employees. Our $50 million payroll returns $76 million to the community. Charity Care - $19,801,721 HRMC053v7 AnnualReport.indd 3

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Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County is a not-for-profit Hospice agency dedicated to enhancing the quality of life while preserving a patient’s dignity. Hospice & HomeCare also provides a large number of HomeCare services including skilled nursing, physical & occupational therapy, speech therapy and medical social services. 2017 was a productive year for Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, serving a total of 1,400 patients. 375 patients received end of life care at Hospice House. Ninety volunteers donated more than 4,000 hours of time assisting with everything from cake baking to sending out mailers, increasing the productivity of the organization far beyond the 70 Hospice and HomeCare employees. Hospice and HomeCare staff attended multiple leadership training courses last year. These courses were held through the Leadership Development Institute and through Studer, a national healthcare leadership company. Emergency preparedness training was also developed in 2017 in light of the numerous fires that broke out in Reno County. Additionally, 3 staff members received OASIS certification. This certification improves assessment accuracy, increases reimbursement and improves outcomes upon discharge. The Hospice and HomeCare offices moved from the Trade Center on Lorraine Street to Doctors Park. This puts the staff closer to both Hospice House and the Medical Center, and will accommodate staff growth as needed. In addition, staff began to use mobile equipment that allows them to access patient records remotely, a big efficiency improvement for home care. Hospice and HomeCare has ambitious plans for 2018, including: > A revision of HomeCare policies and procedures > A n upgraded version of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) system

» T he upgrade will improve staff productivity and make charting easier and more accurate > A gency therapists will become certified to work with Parkinson’s patients > T he Community Palliative Care program will be certified by the Joint Commission >C  reate a systematic approach to decrease waste by having Durable Medical Equipment (DME) consistently picked up soon after it is no longer needed Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County Locations: ▪ 2 020 North Waldron, Suite 100, Hutchinson, KS ▪ 1 523 East 20th Ave., Hutchinson KS ▪ 1 318 N. Main, McPherson KS

Operating Margin % (5.56%) Net Operating Income (loss)% 1.57% Charity Care/ Uncollected $63,727 Additional Income includes investment returns, contributions and other non-operating revenue. HRMC053v7 AnnualReport.indd 4

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Horizons Mental Health Center Horizons Mental Health Center is dedicated to caring for people’s mental wellbeing. Horizons offers a wide variety of services such as individual therapy, medication assessment and management, and targeted case management for all ages. Each person is treated on an individual basis and has a treatment plan developed for their particular situation. Horizons strives to be a vital part of the communities we serve. New programs are all undertaken in an effort to make our patients feel safe and cared for. Horizons implemented many changes in 2017, including: > B ecame licensed as a Child Placement Agency in order to expand Respite Services offered > 3 0 Horizon clinicians were trained in Trauma Informed Care in order to provide the best care to trauma survivors. >H  orizons opened a satellite office for the Child Advocacy Program in Anthony, KS. This office will be able to provide forensic evaluations for children that may have been abused. This eliminates the need for people in the area to travel to Hutchinson for the required interview. > B egan providing behavioral health consultation at the Hutchinson Clinic. This service allows a physician to immediately refer to a licensed mental health professional for an assessment of a patient they are concerned about. > B egan an open access service in our Pratt location. Clients no longer have to make an appointment for an Intake Assessment. They can come when it is convenient for them and know they will be seen. >N  early doubled facility space for the Hutchinson location by consolidating its pharmacy and medical offerings. > B egan providing in-home education and training to parents of infants and toddlers through a grant from the United Methodist Ministries Health Foundation.

Horizons Mental Health Center locations: ▪ 1 600 North Lorraine, Suite 202, Hutchinson, KS ▪ 1 02 South Main, Medicine Lodge, KS ▪ 6 02 East 2nd, Pratt, KS ▪ 7 60 West D, Suite 1, Kingman, KS ▪ 1 23 Pennsylvania, Anthony, KS

Operating Margin % (12.25%) Net Operating Income (loss)% (6.05%) Charity Care/ Uncollected $631,452 Additional Income includes investment returns, contributions and other non-operating revenue. HRMC053v7 AnnualReport.indd 5

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Health-E-Quip Health-E-Quip strives to be the customer’s first choice by delivering quality products and great service at competitive prices. From opening a new store in Newton to launching a new product-based website, Health-E-Quip found new ways to reach consumers. In January of 2017, Health-E-Quip opened their third location in Newton, KS. Along with the existing locations in Hutchinson and McPherson, Health-E-Quip offers quality products, machine repair, and expert advice. Health-EQuip is the only medical equipment company in Central Kansas with a certified repair center. They are also consistent recipients of the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing the safest and most effective care. Even when Health-E-Quip stores are closed, customers have the advantage of 24/7 call service for oxygen and life support products. The certified staff is happy to assist anyone who walks through their doors, which can be especially helpful for first time buyers. Health-E-Quip began working with the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) services to VA physical therapy clients in Wichita. ATP services involve analyzing the technology needs of people with disabilities and assisting them in selecting the appropriate adaptive devices, such as a power chair.

Payment changes took place at Health-E-Quip in 2017 in light of Medicare policy modifications. Customers will be asked for upfront payment on most durable medical equipment products and supplies. Health-E-Quip will then bill insurance on the customer’s behalf and the corresponding reimbursement will be sent directly to the customer. Health-E-Quip introduced several new products including: > S oClean: A device that automatically disinfects a CPAP mask and tubing in less than 20 minutes. It can be set to automatically turn on and off while you are away from home. > A CTIVOX: A small, portable oxygen concentrator, providing more freedom and portability. Other Health-E-Quip services include: >H  ome delivery team > R ental equipment >D  iabetic shoe fitting > R etail items such as lift chairs, mobility equipment, apparel, and PAPs mask >M  obility assistance equipment Health-E-Quip locations: ▪ 8 03 East 30th Ave., Hutchinson, KS ▪ 1 318 North Main Street, McPherson, KS ▪ 1 20 East 12th Street, Newton, KS

Operating Margin % 5.35% Net Operating Income (loss)% 8.38% Charity Care/ Uncollected $49,978 Additional Income includes investment returns, contributions and other non-operating revenue. 6 HRMC053v7 AnnualReport.indd 6

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Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Hutchinson Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is a notfor-profit, 199-licensed bed medical facility serving the health needs of more than 65,000 residents of Hutchinson, Reno County and the surrounding Central Kansas region. Chalmers Cancer Treatment Center, a full spectrum of Rehabilitation Services, Reno County EMS, and the Sleep Diagnostic Center are all part of HRMC. Hutchinson Regional Medical Center saw great strides in 2017. Notable achievements include: > T he American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognized HRMC for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Achievement Measures. >H  RMC is a Verified Level III Trauma Center by review of The American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the hospitals dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. >H  RMC’s Inpatient Rehab Unit is one of only two in Kansas to be accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, for their strong commitment to excellence.

>C  onstruction of a new $17 million ICU began in early 2017 > $ 6 million in upgrades to power and water systems was implemented, updating some systems that had been in place since the hospital was constructed in 1975 >H  RMC was ranked the 11th safest hospital in Kansas out of 127 by Consumer Reports

>H  RMC has been recognized as a High 5 for Mom and Baby hospital for its work in integrating five maternity care practices supporting successful breastfeeding and early bonding between mother and newborn. > T he C-Section operating room was remodeled and expanded this year. >H  RMC entered a new era of pricing transparency with MDsave, a service that allows healthcare consumers to price and pay for procedures out of pocket, online.

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> T he Chalmers Cancer Treatment Center installed the TrueBeam Linear Accelerator to provide new treatment options for complex cancer cases > U pgrades to the Heart and Vascular Center, including a remodeled cath lab, have improved imaging technology for the more than 2,000 heart procedures performed each year at HRMC > R eno County EMS was the 2017 Career Service of the year winner at the Kansas EMS Association awards banquet > R eno County EMS also won the Lifeline Gold Plus Award due to their rapid response dealing with heart attacks

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2017 Capital Improvements During 2017, approximately $4.2 million in equipment purchases, remodels and upgrades was instituted at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in addition to the ICU and system improvement projects. These improvements included: • Cath Lab #3 was remodeled and updated with new equipment • The Cesarean-section delivery suite was updated • Lab equipment improvement to assist in the quicker detection of meningitis

Drs. Costy Mattar, Michael Hagley & Jamil Ahmed in Cath Lab #3

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Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System works to bring the best and newest healthcare treatments to South Central Kansas. Some of these improvements are system-wide programs that make Hutch Regional the best place to receive care, and the best place to work in the area.

Project OZ – HRHS is investing $22 million in a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that will streamline patient records and improve patient care through integrated documentation. Full implementation of Project OZ will take place in mid-2018.

ICARE: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence In 2017, the Hutch Regional System built on the existing operating principle foundation of ICARE to a more behavior specific patient relations tool called AIDET. AIDET stands for Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation and Thank you. It is a system-wide initiative that reminds healthcare professionals to communicate with patients in the best way to decrease anxiety, increase patient compliance and improve clinical outcomes. The ICARE Leadership Academy focuses on training leaders system-wide on the best practices to enhance patient experience, retain staff and make Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System the workplace of choice for the entire region. ICARE and AIDET remind everyone at our facilities that an important part of their job is to offer help whenever possible to patients and their families and to other staff members.

Gold Seal of Approval HRHS has received six Gold Seal of Approval accreditations from The Joint Commission. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organizations commitment to providing safe and effective care.

A - Acknowledge I - Introduce

D- Duration E - Explanation T - Thank You

“I am less anxious when I know how long the test will take or how long the wait will be.”

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LDI Academy The importance of continued education is not overlooked at Hutch Regional. Every year, HRHS leaders participate in multiple Leadership Development Institute (LDI) Academy events in order to grow as leaders. The Healthcare System hosted the first LDI event in 2017, that included over 250 attendees from 10 organizations across Kansas. The day was full of learning, development and networking. Speakers shared ideas on embracing change, becoming high reliability organizations, living in the moment and taking ownership. Another LDI Academy event was held at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center in Hutchinson. About 120 Healthcare System leaders participated in the all-day event that provided information on how to have difficult performance conversations.

Leadercast Over 120 people gathered at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center for Leadercast 2017. Attendees enjoyed a live satellite feed from Atlanta as nationally recognized speakers discussed their personal journeys and the lessons they’ve learned. The speakers talked about a range of matters including motivation in the workplace, how to serve with passion, and why conveying your organization’s story to the customer is important. Local speakers also took part in the event. Ron Johnson from Central Point Christian Church gave a motivational speech to the crowd during the lunch break. It was a day of education and entertainment and employees left inspired.

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Legislative Activity Many decisions affecting the future of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) are decided through legislation. Hutch Regional makes sure it is in constant communication with local, state and national representatives. During the 2017 legislative session, Ken Johnson spent a day at the Kansas Statehouse meeting with area lawmakers to discuss our concerns on issues involving healthcare. As the session progressed, representatives of HRHS made additional visits to Topeka to press our point of view. In October, HRHS worked with the Kansas Hospital Association to host a reception at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center to honor three Reno County lawmakers; Senator Ed Berger and Representatives Steve Becker and Patsy Terrell, who supported our legislative agenda during the session. Ms. Terrell passed away at the end of the 2017 session, and was replaced by Jason Probst. Healthcare System representatives participate in the Public Strategies Committee of the Hutchinson/ Reno County Chamber of Commerce which drafts the organization statement of support for issues affecting the area. Also, HRHS has a leadership role in hosting legislative forums throughout the year in the Hutchinson community, such as one hosted at the Medical Center Pavilion. HRHS is prohibited by federal law from endorsing candidates for any office but we are allowed to host Town Hall meetings for officeholders or others seeking elective positions. In 2017, HRHS hosted Town Hall meetings for Congressman Roger Marshall and Dr. Jim Barnett, a candidate for Governor of Kansas.

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Western Kansas Outreach During 2017, Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) expanded its footprint as a result of outreach throughout south central and western Kansas. Representatives of Inpatient Rehab and Heart and Vascular traveled extensively to meet with area hospitals and clinics. As a result of these travels, HRMC Heart and Vascular established a quarterly outreach clinic to serve cardiovascular patients in Ransom, WaKeeney and Quinter. Physicians in Dighton, Tribune, Osborne, and Hoxie referred new heart patients.

HRHS maintains membership in 20 area Chambers of Commerce, and participates in events when possible. Hutch Regional served as a major sponsor of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and the organization’s legislative forums. Each year, we sponsor a Chamber Coffee, breakfast or luncheon in Inman, Marquette, McPherson, Lyons, Ellinwood, Larned, Kingman, Pratt, Hoisington, and Ellsworth.

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Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation Through the support of donors, Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation (HRMF) funds projects and activities that improve medical care in Reno County. The Medical Foundation has continuously worked to ensure a healthy future for Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System and the community. The Hutchinson Regional Medical Foundation is contributing $4 million to the new Intensive Care Unit at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. This is the second largest donation ever for the Medical Foundation, behind $6 million for the Emergency Department renovation. In 2018, the Medical Foundation will make a $2.7 million donation to bring a state-of-the-art Siemens Aera 48 Channel Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner to HRMC. MRI’s use magnets and radio waves to produce a detailed image of inside the body. Specialists read these images and diagnose medical conditions. The target date for the MRI to be operational is July 2018 to coincide with the opening of the new ICU. The hospitals current MRI performed 1,419 studies in 2017, roughly 4 procedures a day. Once the new MRI is implemented, the annual number

of studies will increase as the hospital will be able to perform more advanced scans and accommodate more people. Haven EMS has a new Emergency Medical Center funded in part by the Foundation in 2017. The new building will allow the Haven area to be better served with emergency care for years down the road, and the upgrade will allow the addition of more people to the payroll. Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System is focused on providing the very best emergency and urgent care to the citizens of South-Central Kansas and the Medical Foundation is proud to play an important role in that mission. In addition, specially designated memorial funds assist people with specific medical needs. These funds include the Myton Memorial Fund which provides funds for indigent care, and the Thompson-Radabaugh Fund, which is designated to those fighting cancer. To make a donation, please call 620-665-2419 or visit hutchregional.com.

At times, we get so caught up in a new building being constructed or a recent renovation that it slips our minds why such improvements are possible to begin with. They are possible because of our most precious resource – one that serves as the face of our organization, and one that improves with every interaction – the employees of HRHS. I am lucky to say that I am inspired each and every day by the commitment to service I see on display here at HRHS. As it is our staff who interacts with patients and their families day after day, it’s not crazy to think that in over 40 years of service, an HRHS employee has directly impacted each Reno County family. We strive to keep pushing the envelope of excellent service by encouraging our employees to continue growing. One HRHS process commends outstanding employees each quarter. Among this pool, the employees of the year are selected. It is my honor to recognize these individuals for putting in effort that is rarely seen these days.

Wes Hoyt COO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System

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Service Awards We are proud to boast about our loyal employees. The knowledge and dedication they bring with them to work day after day makes operations at Hutch Regional run smoothly. Through thick and thin, they continue to serve HRHS and Reno County. In late April of 2017, employees who served for 20 or more years were honored at the annual Service Awards banquet. The list of employees honored include: 20 YEARS Jane Angell, Jacki Barton, Estella Briscoe, Sharon Colle, Marilyn Daniels, John Dick, Bonnie Finney, Lorna Foster, Angella Melland-Schrock, Tamera Minnis 25 YEARS Lori Christensen, Peggy Friesen, Paula Hopkins, Linda Howard 30 YEARS Danell Branscom, Dena Engelland, Antonette Gajewski, Tracy Schlickau, Rozann Vibbert 35 YEARS Libby Beck, Rita Clark, Michael Garrett, Diann Haviland, Denise Orpin, Cynthia Reazin 40 YEARS Donna Harvey, Iona Rockwell

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Health System Appreciation Week Employees are the heart and soul of HRHS. As a way to thank them, the Spirit Committee and HRHS administration planned a week of appreciation that took place in May. Executives at Hutchinson Regional kicked the celebration off early by hand delivering donuts and coffee at 6am, the first day of festivities. The week was full of executives showing gratitude for staff by hosting breakfasts’, handing out snacks, having BBQ lunches, and giving each employee a small gift.

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United Way

United Way HRHS continues to build its relationship with United Way of Reno County. In United Way’s 2017 fund raising campaign, our employees contributed money and time to this organization that returns 99% of its funds back into Reno County. Horizons Mental Health Center and Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County are two of many local organizations that receive financial support from United Way. United Way raised $1,333,032 for their 2017-2018 campaign.

Annual Drive In order to help United Way reach their campaign goal, HRHS participates in an annual donation drive. This year saw multiple fun and creative ways people were able to donate to the cause. These included a raffle, themed basket auction, and even a basketball challenge. In total, HRHS donations amounted to $98,522.

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Over the Edge HRHS sent executives Wes Hoyt, Amanda Hullet, and Chris Kelly, “Over the Edge� of First National Bank in Hutchinson for a charity event held by United Way. Our volunteers campaigned to raise the required funds to send themselves over the edge. The event raised $72,000 and HRHS looks forward to participating again.

Wes Hoyt

Chris Kelly

Amanda Hullet

Wes Hoyt

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Hutchinson is Home

Disaster Preparedness READINESS By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. When it comes to being ready in the event of an emergency, HRHS does not stay complacent. Managers and frontline staff take part in table top exercises to improve the protocols in place for emergencies. We not only participate, but initiate these events, working with others in our area. HRHS sponsored a community wide weather table top exercise in July 2017. The exercise brought together 84 people to discuss protocol in the event of a tornado. The event familiarized HRHS community partners with the Incident Command Structure, established lines of communication to Incident Command, and identified resources needed in the event of an emergency. 2017 also saw staff participate in a regional table top exercise on infectious diseases. ACTION In early March, wildfires broke out in Reno County that burned over 6,000 acres. HRHS provided services and support to the community during this event. Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County sent registered nurses to the Red Cross shelter set up at the Fair Grounds to assist in the medical care of 70 Reno County residents. They even utilized a police escort in order to service a client that lived in the evacuation zone. Horizons Mental Health Center offered 13 employees to provide services at the shelter. The Medical Center supplied wheel chairs to the shelter and Health-E-Quip addressed the medical equipment needs of those in the affected area.

Photo captured by Sandra J. Milburn

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Hutchinson is Home The Hutch Regional staff does all we can to make our home even better. Through donations, sponsorships, and active participation, Hutch Regional contributes to the many elements that make Reno County a great place to live. In 2017, HRHS took part in a number of events for the community, such as these:

Heart Walk Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System has been a long time partner of The American Heart Association (AHA) on a number of health initiatives. In 2016, the AHA trained nearly 7,000 Reno County residents in CPR. In 2017, Hutch Regional and AHA worked in conjunction on the annual Heart Walk, an event aimed at raising funds to save lives from heart disease.

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Space Rx program Ten teenagers visited the medical center during the Cosmosphere’s Space Rx camp in June. Dr. Michael Hagley, a cardiologist at Hutchinson, spent part of the afternoon talking to the teens about procedures done at the Heart & Vascular Center. He also gave them a tour of the center and discussed how the heart and body works in space.

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State Fair Sponsor HRHS sponsored the Kansas State Fair as the sole sponsor of Kansas’ Largest Classroom, a program that includes participation from pre-school through college-level students from throughout Kansas. Many of the participants in the program represent schools within the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System service area. These participants explore the fairgrounds and

undertake hands-on projects including art, agriculture, the milking parlor and the spelling bee. Reno County EMS personnel, which operate under the umbrella of HRHS, were stationed on the fairgrounds during the duration of the ten-day State Fair to assist fairgoers with their medical needs and emergencies. 322,278 people were counted through the gates of the State Fairgrounds in 2017.

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First Course

Stop the Bleed

First Course is an educational event open to the public that covers topics like healthy living, heart health, physical therapy, and a wide range of other subjects that fall into the scope of Hutch Regional services. Each monthly presentation brings in about 200 people.

Stop the Bleed educates the public on ways to deal with the aftermath of a mass casualty event. The goal is for bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professionals arrive on scene. A team of seven from HRMC’s Trauma Center and Emergency Department toured multiple schools in Reno County to provide free classes.

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Health Fairs Twice a year we blend education with action at our health fairs. We partner with the Hutchinson Recreation Commission and the Soroptimists for these events. People are able to receive free health screenings, educate themselves about medical conditions and treatments, and learn about everything HRHS has to offer.

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