Coffey Health System

Caring for Generations is more than just a slogan. 

Welcome!  If you are new to Coffey Health System, allow us to introduce ourselves.  We are a county-based healthcare organization with a wide array of services throughout Coffey and Woodson Counties in eastern Kansas.

Coffey County Hospital is a 36-bed acute care facility, founded in 1954 in Burlington. Nine staff physicians and twenty outpatient specialty physicians offer unparalleled care in state-of-the-art facilities.

Our continuum of care also includes CHS Rehabilitation & Wellness Services, a home health agency, countywide emergency medical services, and five medical clinics in Burlington, Gridley, LeRoy, Waverly, and Yates Center. The Meadows provides one- and two-bedroom apartments in Burlington with personal assistance available based upon individual needs. For three consecutive years, Sunset Manor in Waverly has earned a five-star rating for exceptional long-term care from U.S. News & World Reports.

Current News 

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  • Coffey Health System is pleased to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association to offer a free learning opportunity for family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases. Dementia Care Specialist Cindy Miller will lead the special presentation on Thursday, August 20, in the hospital conference room from 10 a.m. to noon. Healthcare professionals are also welcome to attend. Read full article.
  • Mary Ann Magnuson, registered mammography technologist, will represent Coffey Health System in the annual Kansas Hospital Association Health Care Worker of the Year Award program. Through mammography she has made a positive impact on our patients, staff, and community. Read full article.
  • Finances continued to dominate discussion at the monthly meeting of the Coffey Health System Board of Trustees. The June 15 meeting focused on action to “stop the bleeding” of expenses and bring hospital revenue into alignment with state averages. Read full article.
  • Coffey Health Foundation recently awarded five Roy G. DeLong scholarships to area students. Recipients include Lydia Brooks, Southern Coffey County High School; Tara Henderson, Waverly High School; Hannah Small, Lebo High School; Aubrey Smith, Yates Center High School; and Malorie Wagner, Burlington High School. Read full article.
  • The Coffey Health System Board of Trustees received several pieces of good news during their monthly meeting on Monday, May 18. All nine trustees were present. An interim chief financial officer is in her third week on the job. Cheryl Batchelor, CPA is on contract to CHS for a minimum of two months. As a consultant, she has experience as interim CFO at hospitals of varying sizes. Read full article.

  • In a special meeting on Monday, March 30, the Coffey Health System Board of Trustees hired Thomas W. Laux (shown at right) as interim chief executive officer effective March 31.  Read full article.

  • We take patient safety very seriously, but in honor of Patient Safety Week we've taken a light-hearted look at two safety measures. Click here to view our video. 
  • Dieting Tips from Our Expert - CHS Registered Dietitian Antonia Ahlgrim discusses the DASH diet, which was named the best overall diet for the third straight year by U.S. News & World Report.
  • CPR Dates Announced - Coffey County EMS offers six half-day CPR classes throughout the year. Click here for dates, details, and online registration. Please note: the June class is full.

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