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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.


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.”


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.


National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care






Greeley County Health Services Earns National Recognition for Patient-Centered Care

NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through

patient-clinician partnership

WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Greeley County Health Services with clinics in Tribune and Sharon Springs, Kansas has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.