Monday, October 5, 2015

Manhattan: a regional health care center

Manhattan has evolved into a regional health-care center, drawing people here for medical care from around the Flint Hills region.

The central facility here is Mercy Regional Health Center, a 150-bed hospital on two campuses. Mercy has expanded significantly over the past five years, modernizing the facilty while attempting to solidify the community's status as a regional hub. It is also actively campaigning to bring more medical specialists here, so that patients don't need to travel to larger communities such as Topeka and Wichita.

There are more than 100 physicians in Manhattan, including specialists such as onclogists, cardiologists and gastroenterologists. There is a large orthopedic surgery group here.

In addition to Mercy Regional, there's the Manhattan Surgical Hospital, which is essentially an outpatient surgi-center. The Riley County-Manhattan Health Department is the public agency assigned to protect the public health, and Lafene Health Center provides health care to K-State students here.

If there's a concern, it's that the population center here is small enough that some of the specialists are operating their practices on their own -- making for some long working hours. But with population growth and Mercy's physician recruitment efforts, that appears to be shifting. A new pulmonologist and a new cardiologist have recently signed up to come here.


Obviously if someone is bleeding on the floor right now or getting ready to give birth looking up the nearest hospital on the website is not the smartest thing to be doing. But if you want to know where the GPs are or even what their names are, this would be the place for you. Manhattan has one major hospital and several minor areas with more specialized fields.

The Major Hospital:
Mercy Regional Health Center
1823 College Ave.

Other Facilites:
Manhattan Surgical Hospital
1829 College Ave.

Mercy Regional-Women's Imaging Center
1133 College Ave.
Mon-Fri 7-7

Surgical Associates
1133 College Ave. #A213

Pediatric Associates
1133 College Ave. #E220

Little Apple Pediatric
1133 College Ave. #D164

Regional AIDS Project Inc.
2601 Anderson Ave.

Mental Health Associates PA
1625 Leavenworth

Pawnee Mental Health Services
2001 Clafflin Rd.
Mon and Wed 8-7
Tue-Thur 8-9
Fri 8-5

Potter Greg PH.D. Associates
714 Poyntz Ave.

Mercy Diabetes Center
1105 Sunset Ave.

Mercy Sunset Facility
1105 Sunset Ave.

Rehabilitation SVCS
451 E Poyntz Ave.

Mercy Health and Fitness
315 S Seth Child Rd.
Mon. – Thurs. 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fri. 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sun. 12:00 (noon) – 5:00 p.m.

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