Community Hospital Offers Personal Care
The tight-knit community of Manhattan is served by Mercy Regional Health Center, a smaller, community-oriented hospital with an emphasis on quality and relationships. The facility is an acute care center licensed to operate 150 beds in two locations. More than 100 doctors and 700 total employees staff the hospital, which serves the city of Manhattan and the surrounding region. Mercy Regional Health Center is a private, not-for-profit organization created in 1996 to manage the St. Mary’s and Memorial Hospital facilities. Mercy offers a number of services, including diabetes care, a fitness center and sleep disorder services. Reinforcing the hospital’s commitment to relationships and community values, Mercy offers a variety of support groups in topics ranging from cardiac problems to bereavement to poor breathing. Another health care provider in the city is the Manhattan Surgical Center, which offers a variety of services in a patient-friendly environment. The wide range of services includes plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery and general surgery. Pain management and gynecology are also among the center’s specialties. The Homecare and Hospice Foundation formed in the late 1970s as a voluntary not-for-profit corporation for Riley County. Today, a trained staff of health care attendants and a hospice team cater to those in need, serving a 25-mile radius surrounding Manhattan. The foundation is also well known for its yearly fundraiser, the Flint Hills Festival of Wines, which raised $75,000 in 2008 alone. The 10th annual event will be held in March 2009. Health care needs are broad, but the community-oriented health care facilities and organizations in Manhattan are able to focus on the individual needs of their patients to provide the best possible care.