2 Kansas health care centers join Colo. group

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two western Kansas health care facilities plan to become part of Colorado's largest health care organization.

St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City and St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center in Great Bend will join Centura Health Initiatives, a Denver-based health care group.

Centura is jointly operated by Catholic Health Initiatives and Adventist Health System, a mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/WbqSYZ ) St. Catherine and St. Rose currently belong to CHI. The change will integrate all of CHI's facilities in Colorado and Kansas into one regional group.

Directors of the Kansas organizations say the public likely won't notice any major changes in services. They say it will allow the two facilities access to more specialized care, and provide a more solid financial foundation.


Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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