February 24, 2014
Tribune, KS, Feb. 24, 2014—Dr. Randall Fahrenholtz, a beloved physician and team member of Greeley County Health Services passed away Saturday night when he was flying his personal airplane and crashed just outside of Tribune.
“Dr. Randy,” as he was known by his co-workers and community members, was well loved by his patients, colleagues, and community member. He was an avid musician, gifted in playing the piano and singing. He was also a pilot, and loved to fly. He kept his personal plane at the Tribune Air Hangar and would fly often.
“We are very fortunate to have the kind of physicians we have here at Greeley County Health Services. Dr. Fahrenholtz cared greatly for his patients and was very invested in providing excellent care to all he came into contact with,” Henry Garvin, Interim CEO, said.
Dr. Fahrenholtz and his wife, Janice, were very active community members. Dr. Fahrenholtz supported the arts, and was a part of the community band and would often volunteer and attend movies at Tribune’s Star Theater. His wife Janice currently serves on the Greeley and Wallace County Foundation, and is President of the Greeley County school board.
“I found Dr. Fahrenholtz to be much like I find this community [Tribune, KS] as a whole to be, which is very kind, welcoming, and warm,” Henry Garvin said.
Greeley County Health Services has the systems in place to continue providing quality care to the patients and residents of Greeley and Wallace County and the surrounding area. GCHS is recruiting for a full-time physician and a full-time mid-level provider to join their staff.
“We are always looking to recruit our next provider, just as we are always researching for new services we can offer to our community. As a health system, that is how we ensure that our patients and community members are receiving the best quality of care for now and the future,” Chrysanne Grund, Project Director, said.
Dr. Fahrenholtz practiced medicine at Greeley County Health Services since June of 2005, and gained a great amount of respect from his patients, peers and medical students he taught. In addition to serving as a volunteer faculty Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for the University of Kansas, he also had a role as the Southwest Kansas Regional Medical Education Network Site Director. Dr. Fahrenholtz and his colleagues have taught and mentored many students over the years including medical students, physician assistant students and nurse practitioners.
“Dr. Fahrenholtz will surely leave a legacy of honor in our health system and our community. He was a kind man, an excellent doctor, and a beloved community member and friend, both to his patients and the colleagues. His legacy will leave a lasting impact on the continued mission of Greeley County Health Services – to provide trusted care close to home,” Katy Reynolds, Human Resource Director said.
For More Information:
Greeley County Health Services
321 E. Harper, Tribune, KS
Funeral services will be Thursday, February 27th at 10:00am mountain time at the First Presbyterian Church in Tribune, Kansas.