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 a home health agency, 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. Sunset Manor in Waverly sets the standard for quality long-term care with physical, occupational, and speech therapy; inhouse dental care; and an unparalleled activities program.

Current News 

  • 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.

  • The Kansas legislature is debating the expansion of the state's Medicaid program, KanCare. What does this mean to Coffey County Hospital? Without KanCare expansion, we will lose $298,710 annually. With expansion, we gain $2.8 million annually. Additionally, the county stands to gain nearly $1 million in non-healthcare impact. Please encourage your representatives to support Kancare expansion. (Economic impact estimated by Kansas Hospital Association). To learn more, view a 60-second video about KanCare expansion.

  • In a marathon meeting on Monday, April 20, the Coffey Health System Board of Trustees met in regular session with new faces around the table and new leadership at the helm. The nearly four-hour meeting included discussions about the Madison clinic project, new leadership structure, and finances. Read full article.
    Interim CEO Thomas W Laux

  • 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.

  • The Coffey Health System Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Monday, March 23, to elect new officers following the resignation of President Jim Ochs and Vice President Gene Merry. Read more.
  • During its March 16 meeting, the CHS Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Randy Lindauer effective June 1. Read more.
  • 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.