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 Leonard Hernandez

  • Leonard Hernandez was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Coffey Health System on Monday, August 24.  Hernandez is currently the CEO at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, and brings more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience. He begins work on September 21. The board of trustees voted to accept the selection committee’s recommendation during a special meeting on Monday, August 24. Read full article.
  • Coffey Health System is seeking volunteers for its new patient/family advisory council. This council will be made up of CHS patients, family members of patients, and employees. The goal of the council is to provide a forum that allows patients and families to have direct input and influence on policies, programs, and practices at CHS. Read full article. 
  • CHS was featured in a KSNT news report about efforts by the KU School of Medicine to address physician shortages in rural Kansas. Watch for Dr. John Shell, third-year medical student Alex Johnson, and several staff members. Thank you to all of our physicians and departments who regularly mentor students. Sometimes those students come back to us as doctors, nurses, and staff!
  • The key word at the August meeting of the CHS Board of Trustees was "progress." Patient satisfaction scores continue to rise and finances are moving in the right direction. Read full article.

    Mary Ann Magnuson RT(R)(M) ARRT

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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