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What’s in store for GCH in 2014?

February 22, 2014


In 2013, Geary Community Hospital CEO Joe Stratton and his team laid the groundwork for the progress that should occur at the hospital in 2014.  Among his goals are to:



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Notable GCH accomplishments in 2013

February 8, 2014


A little over a year ago we introduced Dr. Joe Stratton to the Junction City and Geary County communities.  He was chosen by the Geary Community Hospital Board of Trustees to assume the top spot at the hospital, which was vacated by Chief Executive Officer David Bradley who retired after 17 years in August 2012.



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Gail Stein an outstanding, diplomatic leader

October 5, 2013


When Gail Stein accepted the presidency of the Geary Community Hospital Auxiliary three years ago, it was not the first time her leadership was recognized.  She had been vice president under President Gin Steinbrecker when the hospital expanded its size and capabilities in 2009, which included an extreme makeover and new location for the Auxiliary Gift Shop.



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Geary Community Hospital asks “Who packs your parachute?”

September 28, 2013


Charles Plumb was a Navy jet pilot.  On his 76th combat mission, he was shot down and parachuted into enemy territory. He was captured and spent six years in prison. He survived and went on to lecture about his experiences.



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Geary Community Hospital at 100

August 31, 2013


Geary Community Hospital is a county-owned, mid-sized rural hospital located in Junction City, Kansas.  It is licensed for 92-beds, is accredited by The Joint Commission and has medical staff abilities ranging from primary care to some surgical specialties. We have been caring for the people in Geary County and surrounding counties for 100 years. Our goal is to meet as many of the healthcare needs of the community as we can while focusing on quality patient care.


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Dr. Ronald Mace reflects on career in medicine

June 13, 2013


As a family man, teacher, doctor and friend, Dr. Ronald Mace, 71, built a career in the last 38 years that included delivering nearly 3,000 babies.  Not all family practice physicians include obstetrics in their practices like the old docs did; in fact, very few deliver babies these days because of high malpractice premiums and lifestyle choices.  Some doctors actually enjoy sleeping through the night, including Dr. Mace, but when given the choice, he would always choose delivering a baby. He said that babies also liked coming into the world on Thanksgiving, as many large family dinners were interrupted.


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