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Measles Information:

With the recent measles outbreak in our country, we have been receiving several phone calls regarding the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. We would like to give you some information regarding measles.

Measles is caused by a virus and is highly contagious. It is spread from person to person through the air by infectious droplets. After being exposed, it takes 10-12 days before the first symptom, usually a fever, appears. Other symptoms of measles include fever, runny nose, cough, pink eye, and rash. The rash normally will begin at the hairline and move down over the body. Individuals with measles are contagious 4 days before the rash is seen to four days after the rash appears. Measles can be very dangerous. It may cause pneumonia, brain damage, deafness, and death. 

Measles is treated with bed rest, fluids, and control of the fever. These individuals need to stay home and not go out in public to reduce the risk of exposing others. Please contact your primary care provider if you suspect you or a family member has measles.

To reduce your risk of measles, it is recommended everyone receive the vaccine. The MMR vaccine is 90%-95% effective according to the Immunization Action Coalition. Everyone born in 1957 or later without contraindications to the vaccine or without documentation of the disease should receive the MMR vaccine.  Please contact our office for more information or to see if you need the vaccine.

Source: www.immunize.org and www.cdc.gov

Ebola Information:  

We are putting systems into place to detect patients at risk for Ebola, so that we can safely care for our community and protect our healthcare workers. We are involved in continuous monitoring and weekly meetings to evaluate our level of preparedness and response efforts.

On October 16, 2014 Thomas County and Citizens Medical Center, Inc. officials met together and listened to guidance from Kansas Hospital Association and Kansas Department of Health and Environment to receive updated information on the Ebola response. We plan to continue to monitor the Ebola situation through the use of the Kansas Health Alert Network and weekly population health calls hosted by KDHE.


Thomas County Community Health Needs Assessment Report

Community Health Needs Assessment Implementation Plan 2012-2015



We are a team of health care professionals leading the region by providing superior health care services and exceptional customer care.


We strive to be the most progressive, dependable, knowledgeable regional medical center providing compassionate, evidence-based care, in a cost effective manner; therefore, becoming the provider and employer of choice.





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