Breaking Ground on the Future of Rural Healthcare

December 10, 2017

On December 10, 2017, Kahler Slater attended the ground breaking ceremony for Patterson Health Center. With a goal of transforming healthcare by providing innovative care to rural Kansas, two critical access hospitals, Anthony Medical Center and Harper Hospital District #5 partnered with Architect of Record Gould Evans and Kahler Slater’s team of Medical Planning Consultants to design the new critical access hospital. At the ceremony, Alan Patterson, nephew of the late Neal Patterson, former CEO of Cerner and Anthony, Kansas native said “Neal Patterson gave us an opportunity to not only change our future in Harper, Kansas, but also change the future of healthcare for other counties across the nation. To change the future of wellness in rural America.” Neal’s daughter, Lindsey Patterson Smith, Director of the Patterson Foundation, also spoke at the ceremony saying, “How do we fix the soon to be problem of healthcare delivery in rural America? How do you make it not just a replacement hospital but a health and wellness center? How do you make it an innovative model? How do you create sustainable, quality healthcare for a community? Patterson Health Center is the beginning of change of healthcare in rural America.”

You can read more about this project in the Becker’s Hospital Review, Kansas City Biz Journal, Hutch News, or MCDmag.