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GCHS Website RFP

 

Request for Proposals

Development for Collaborative Rural Health Website

Date:  November 16, 2017

Greeley County Health Services, a grantee through Health Resources Services Administration seeks proposals for the development of an interactive website.  The goals for the website are to 1) Provide a platform for sharing and learning among various rural health organizations, 2) Create a positive representation for rural health care industry problem solving and innovation, and 3) allow organizations to network to better serve their patients and communities.

Greeley County Health Services (GCHS) has received federal grant funding to develop a website.  Due to the nature of funding, we will request no fewer than three proposals from interested organizations to achieve the design and user objectives for the website.  The final deadline to accept proposals will be December 31st, 2017.  Website hosting may be included in the final proposal by the development organization or suggested from another outside vendor.

The basic platform for the website should feature a design that allows the GCHS organization to manage the flow of information to and from the website.  We want to provide an opportunity for different health organizations or people interested in healthcare to upload and download information.  We wish to feature different areas of healthcare development such as Patient Education, Healthy Meal Planning / Dietetic information, Care Coordination, Policies and Procedures, etc which would allow the user to evaluate different programs or information and then download items as needed. The GCHS webmaster will need complete editorial control and the ability to remove submissions that are inappropriate. We would also want to track the utilization of each of the different areas of the website.

Website Design elements should include:

  • Modern, appealing header with website name consistent with url
  • A “front page” area to feature a different design or educational element submitted by a site user – to be selected and featured by the webmaster
  • Notifications to no fewer than two GCHS users when a new submission has been uploaded to the website
  • Separate pages to highlight different areas of information
  • A user registration which would allow interested users to be notified when there is a change or addition to an area of interest for them. Example – Chrysanne is interested in patient education, care coordination and activity and exercise.
  • Users must register before accessing the “resources” section of the website
  • The ability for the webmaster to re-task or move submitted items to a correct location. Example – a photo is uploaded to care coordination strategies that needs to be in patient education.
  • The capacity to add sponsors or advertisers at some future point in time.
  • Upload submissions would require that the person uploading would include their name and contact information, a short description of the item and an assurance that the information does not have a copy right
  • A list serv which would allow participants to post and answer questions.
  • We should have the ability to provide links to social media platforms created by this organization to Facebook, twitter, etc.

The following websites are examples of the style and format requested with this RFP.

https://www.stepsforward.org/

https://www.stepsforward.org/resource

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/

https://www.ruralcenter.org/tasc

Please contact Chrysanne Grund, GCHS Project Director with any questions you may have at cgrund@mygchs.com, 785-821-1104.

Please send your proposal via email.

Click the following link for a PDF version of this RFP: Website RFP

New Chief Executive Officer

Greeley County Health Services would like to announce the hiring of a new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Burke Kline. Kline’s first day was Monday, December 5th. Kline will function as the CEO of Greeley County Health Services while being an employee of Quorum Health Resources. GCHS has partnered with QHR since 2010 to provide the CEO leadership and other management oversight. Kline and his family are in the midst of relocating to Tribune and are eager to join the community.
“We are looking forward to becoming an intricate and active part of the community. I hope to help Greeley County be the best that it can be,” Kline said.

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GCHS Health Coach

Greeley County Health Services welcomes new practitioner in the health coach role

Greeley County Health Services is pleased to welcome their newest practitioner, Kieran Phelan, Physician Assistant, to the health care team. Kieran joins Greeley County Health Services in the newest clinician role as the Health Coach. Kieran graduated from Wichita State University with her Physician Assistant degree in May of 2016. She received her Bachelors of Science and Life Science and Gerontology from Kansas State University.

“I am excited to work in the Health Coach role and help in finding an efficient way to keep track of patients with chronic health problems and help them navigate the healthcare system in a rural area where there are less specialties available,” Kieran said.

The Health Coach is a new role that was made possible by a new grant received from Health Resources Services Administration for the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant. This three year grant is designed to redesign the office visit for chronic medical conditions and to improve health outcomes with improved communication, patient resources and education. The Health Coach position is integral to the grant and improvement effort.

“We are so pleased to begin this project with Kieran. She is going to be a great asset to our work because of her compassion for patient care, training in primary care medicine, and experience in small, rural communities,” says Chrysanne Grund, GCHS Project Director. “We believe we can bring improved resources to our patients through this program.”

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Advice from a Medical Student

Hello students, My name is John LeCluyse, and I am a fourth year medical student who just finished a month-long rotation working with Dr. Ellis in Tribune.  I wanted to give you guys a write-up of some general information and advice about college and careers in healthcare. My background is that I grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, went to the University of Notre Dame for undergrad, and will graduate from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in the spring. I plan on doing an Internal Medicine residency and then pursuing Cardiology as a career.

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