Greeley County Health Services is pleased to announce that Burlay Parks, R.N. recently received a Healthcare Transformation Award from the Communities Joined in Action organization. Parks was awarded this prestigious award at the annual meeting held in Detroit, Michigan. This award was received in recognition of her work as a Patient Care Coordinator at Greeley County Health Services. Mrs. Parks provides support and coordination for seriously and chronically ill patients who must seek specialty care outside of our local healthcare system. Her work includes coordination of appointments and health information, individual consultations with patients to review recommendations and many other duties. “Mrs. Parks met every criterion for this award as she performs her daily work in the Patient Care Coordination program connecting patients to care and succeeding in providing value in community safety net care,” says Lindy Vincent with Communities Joined in Action.
Greeley County Health Services has been working with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the public health system in Greeley and Wallace Counties to quickly and effectively respond in the event of a case of Ebola in Tribune or Sharon Springs. Kansas has not had any confirmed cases of Ebola at this time.
“GCHS has worked to be informed and stay up-to-date on all news and information regarding the Ebola condition. We have in-house employees devoted to becoming the Ebola ‘experts’ for our organization. We are taking the necessary steps to be prepared and help our employees and community understand and be prepared should anything ever happen,” Lee Rhodes, CEO, said.