Our Mission, Vision, And Values

Welcome to Goodland Regional Medical Center

We invite you to look over the information posted here to learn about the services available at GRMC and the talented team of dedicated healthcare professionals who provide them.

  • Mission Statement: Making the communities we serve healthier.
  • Vision Statement: To promote compassionate, safe, patient-centered care daily.
  • Values: Safety, Compassion, Image, and Efficiency.

GRMC History

History Of Goodland Regional Medical Center

The actual “first hospital” in Sherman County was opened in 1923 and was a collaborative effort between the county and the Methodist Church. The cost of the facility was around $100,000 and was jointly-funded by Sherman County and the Northwest Kansas Methodist Church District.

The Facility was named the “Goodland Methodist Hospital & Training School for Nurses,” and had a red-brick exterior along with two stories for patient care services as well as a basement. The original hospital had a total of 24 patient beds. The hospital’s nursing school produced a total of 21 graduates during the eight years of its existence. Student nurses had three years of training at the hospital and did their clinical studies in Denver, Colo., and Omaha, Neb. The nursing school was discontinued in 1931.

The facility’s name was changed to the “Boothroy Memorial Hospital” in 1929 due to a donation of land from Joseph Boothroy in honor of his wife, Hulda Emma Boothroy. The facility experienced a significant upgrade after World War II, as natural gas and indoor plumbing were added along with a new electric elevator for moving patients from floor to floor.

In 1953 an addition known as the “Sweet Annex” was built onto the hospital that provided 26 more patient beds and extended the basement to the east to accommodate an emergency and operating room, laboratory and x-ray services, and a dietary department.

The first hospital administrator was hired in 1951. Prior to that time, the director of nurses had served in this capacity. The hospital’s affiliation with the Methodist Church ended in 1967 after 44 years, and the facility’s name was then changed to the “Sherman County Boothroy Memorial Hospital.” In 1968, the name was again changed to the “Northwest Kansas Medical Center.”

In the mid-1960’s efforts began to replace the hospital with a new medical center. The initial bond issue in 1967 was defeated by the voters. However, a second bond issue for a $2.5 million 60-bed hospital was passed by the citizens of Sherman County in November of 1969 by an overwhelming margin. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 15, 1970, and work began on the new medical center on April 20, 1970, with Rhoads Construction of Goodland as the general contractor.

Officially named “Northwest Kansas Regional Medical Center,” dedication ceremonies took place on March 11, 1972, with numerous state and federal dignitaries in attendance. Following the transfer of patients from the old facility to the new building, the commencement of medical services began on March 17, 1972, with the hospital’s first baby being born about 90 minutes later!

There were no major changes to the hospital’s physical plant until the fall of 1995 when construction began on a new clinic for the visiting consultant-specialist program that had begun at the hospital in the mid-1970’s. The new clinic was completed in mid-1996 about the time that the hospital’s name changed for the final time to “Goodland Regional Medical Center.” The new specialist clinic added 9,000 square feet to the hospital and a total of 18 exam rooms for visiting consultants to use during their visits to Goodland.

During the construction phase, the hospital’s interior decor was updated with regard to new carpet and furniture, and several departments were either renovated or re-located for improved access to staff and service to patients. The total cost of the new outpatient clinic and other facility improvements came to $1.8 million at no cost to local taxpayers.

In the spring of 1997, the hospital began its second major addition, which had four separate phases:

  • The ambulance entrance was reconfigured to better accommodate emergency vehicles and services.
  • A new 8-suite physician clinic was built for local medical staff members.
  • The maternity wing was remodeled to provide three birthing suites.
  • The hospital’s pharmacy, tub-room, and nurses’ area was expanded and remodeled as well.

The $1.6 million enhancement to Goodland Regional Medical Center that was completed in May of 1999 was financed entirely by the hospital again with no expense to local taxpayers.

In July of 2017, Goodland Regional Medical center became a Centura Health managed facility. Goodland Regional Medical Center is a part of the Centura Health network of hospitals in Northwest Kansas. Being a part of this network allows Goodland Regional Medical Center to share resources with other hospitals in the network thus allowing for the best patient care available for all of the citizens of Sherman County and the surrounding area.

While its past service to the residents of the Tri-State Area of Northwest Kansas, Eastern Colorado, and Southwest Nebraska has been filled with many accomplishments, Goodland Regional Medical Center views the future with anticipation. It pledges to do all in its capabilities to fulfill its mission of:

Making The Communities We Serve Healthier.

Board Of Trustees

We all work together to help our patients through recovery, providing the best possible care.

Brian Rippe, Vice Chair
brian.rippe@goodlandregional.com

Vicki Baker, Secretary
vicki.baker@goodlandregional.com

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Torrence Gleason, Treasurer
torrence.gleason@goodlandregional.com

Administration Team

Dr. Ron Robinson – Chief Executive Officer
Derick Lorentz – Chief Financial Officer
Travis Daise, MD – Chief Medical Officer
Kim Horinek, RRT – Human Resources
Christy Pemberton – Risk/Quality Management
JayDee Brumbaugh – Director of Rehab Services
Jill Neitzel – Pharmacy Director

Amy Dovidio- Marketing & Communications

Allison Mulch, RN – Director of Nursing
Amie Powell – GFHC & Specialty Clinic Administrator
Chris Fulwider – Respiratory Therapy
Abby Emigh – Diagnostic Imaging
Lori Phillips – Laboratory

Diana Slough – Accounts Receivable
Reid Raile – Reach Solutions (Information Technology)

Erica Warnke- Dialysis Administrator

GRMC Board Of Trustees Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings are held in the Large Board Room at GRMC. The board meeting starts at 5:45 pm MST.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (June of even years–election of officers)
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (3rd Wednesday)
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 (3rd Wednesday)

A Commitment to Quality Care

About the Goodland Medical Foundation

The mission of the Goodland Medical Foundation is to promote, advance, and assist in the development of quality systems of health care delivery in cooperation with Goodland Regional Medical Center on behalf of the residents of the Tri-State area.

Chartered by the State of Kansas in 1968 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization, the foundation, originally named the Northwest Kansas Area Medical Foundation, played an important role in helping finance equipment and furnishings for Goodland Regional Medical Center during its building phase between 1970-1972. This goal was accomplished through the solicitation of private donations and endowments from local and area residents by members of the foundation board.

Following the completion of the hospital in 1972, the Foundation became inactive, but was revived in 1983. Its revival coincided with changes in health care delivery and reimbursement levels for hospitals. These changes involved providing more and more services on an outpatient rather than an inpatient basis, and a scaling back of payments made to hospitals for patient related services on the part of many third-party payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, and many commercial insurance programs.

These changes significantly reduced hospital revenues and made it necessary to reach out to the private sector for financial assistance. Such assistance was needed to enable hospitals to keep pace with the need for new equipment, technology and medical services on behalf of their patients.

Since 1983, the Goodland Medical Foundation has taken on an ever-expanding role in this regard on behalf of Goodland Regional Medical Center. The intent of the Foundation is to serve as an intermediary between potential donors and the hospital. In cooperation with the board of trustees of the medical center, the foundation’s board attempts to distribute funds for needed equipment and services that will benefit the hospital and its ability to serve.

Besides memorial gifts, the foundation’s two primary means of raising funds are its annual “Slice of Life.” Benefit Auction & Golf Tournament in June and its “Caring Kind” campaign each December. The “Slice of Life” benefit is highlighted by the appearance of special guests from the areas of sports and entertainment. The “Caring Kind” is a year-end fund drive that normally focuses on a specific need of the medical center and assists many donors in offsetting potential taxes. In 2010, the Foundation launched an online shopping portal, that offers cash back rewards to its participants, a portion of which is also donated to the Foundation.

Funding from the medical foundation has provided equipment for nearly every department of Goodland Regional Medical Center at one time or another, while additional funds have provided medical scholarships for both local high school graduates and hospital personnel.

Gifts to the medical foundation are tax-deductible due to its non-profit status. Contributions can be designated for a specific medical purpose by the donor and if non-designated will be used by the foundation board in the best medical interests of all residents. There are many ways of financially benefiting the foundation such as:

  • Appreciated Marketable Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Gifts of Grain
  • Gifts in Kind
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Bequests
  • Paid up Life Insurance
  • Wills
  • Other Estate Planning Options

For more information on how you can help make a difference in the future of health care delivery, please contact the Goodland Medical Foundation at P.O. Box 661, Goodland, Kansas 67735.

Dedicated to Quality

Goodland Regional Medical Center Auxiliary

The people of GRMCs Auxiliary are an important part of Goodland Regional Medical Center. They volunteer throughout the hospital and, via their fundraising efforts, support many activities and services. You can learn more about the Auxiliary below.

What Do We Do?

We bring smiles
We volunteer our time
We are GRMC ambassadors
We help others
We give of ourselves!

The Benefits:

Pride in delivering the best care in a friendly, professional atmosphere.
Being part of a hospital team that strives for excellence.
The joy of giving to others.
Staying active and serving others.

We Support:

Meeting the hospital’s needs in a number of ways.
Funding scholarships for students at Northwest Kansas Technical College entering the medical professions.
An ongoing commitment to provide quality rural healthcare. We give our time, funding and support to Goodland Regional Medical Center.