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CMH Moves into New Hospital Facility


Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) is moving into its new hospital

March 8-10, 2011. The brand new $17.3 million hospital features state-of-the-art technology

and vast improvements in patient care, patient safety, and patient privacy.

CMH will run essential services at both hospital facilities during the move to ensure the safe

transfer of patients and to smooth the transition of all the hospital’s departments to the new

facility. “We have a very detailed move plan for the hospital that we’ve been working on for

the past year and a half, because we also have to transfer all the equipment, supplies and

offices, as well as the patients,” said Chief Executive Officer Curtis Hawkinson.

Vital aspects of the transition planning and move include: installing new equipment, furniture,

computers, flat panel televisions, and telephones; making sure all supplies are ordered and

stocked properly for different departments; training over 200 employees on the layout and

functionality of the new facility; and developing new operations for a variety of internal and

external systems such as communications, safety, security and proper workplace functions.

CMH’s move-day strategy will ensure the smoothest transition possible for both patients and

staff. The bulk of the move will occur in a three-day time period from Tuesday, March 8th to

Thursday, March 10th. Support services, such as purchasing and dietary, move into the new

hospital earlier to prepare the building. Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Physical

Therapy will move towards the latter part of March.

Patients and visitors can use the temporary parking lot along 19th Street between Marysville

Clinic and Community Physicians Clinic. Please enter the new hospital at the east patient

drop-off along 19th Street across from Community Physicians Clinic.

A ribbon cutting and open house is planned for the public in June.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the hospital at (785) 562-


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