Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center Announces New Services and Name Change

The Kansas Recruitment Center has officially changed its name to reflect enhanced services on retention. The Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center (KRRC) will continue to provide high-quality, cost-effective recruitment services in addition to offering a wide variety of services, coaching and resources to support the health care employers’ retention efforts.

The KRRC recognizes that focused retention efforts are essential to building and maintaining a strong workforce. From developing a detailed retention plan to conducting an employee satisfaction survey, KRRC has a wide-range of services to fit the needs of health care employers for retention support.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Physician Assistant joins Hamilton County Hospital

Physician Assistant joins Hamilton County Hospital
Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center assisted in matching
Syracuse, Utah native Wade Buckley to Syracuse, Kan.

SYRACUSE, Kan.—Wade Buckley, physician assistant, joined Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse.

In his home state of Utah, Buckley received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2003 from Weber State University in Ogden. In 2010 he completed a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from Touro University in Henderson, Nev.

Buckley believes that rural medicine is the reason he became a physician assistant. “Hamilton County Hospital is a great fit for me,” he said. “The people are friendly, compassionate, and caring. I get to work alongside great people and you couldn’t ask for a better patient population.”

“We are thrilled to have Wade join our team,” said Jeremy Clingenpeel, CEO/Administrator of Hamilton County Hospital. “He will have many opportunities to work in different settings including family practice, ER, hospital and Long-Term Care, so he’ll enjoy a different experience each day.”

Buckley indicated that one of the best features of working and living in rural Kansas is number one — the people, then the open air, outdoor activities, and the peace and quiet.

Buckley and Hamilton County Hospital were matched through the Kansas Recruitment and Retention Center (KRRC). The KRRC, which provides placement and retention assistance to rural health organizations, seeks to enhance the quality and quantity of health care professionals in rural Kansas by helping providers like Buckley find a practice in Kansas. The KRRC is a not-for-profit program of Rural Health Education and Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Further information is available at ruralhealth.kumc.eduor by phone at 888-503-4221.