Our continuum of care also includes CHS Rehabilitation & Wellness Services and countywide emergency medical services, and medical clinics in Burlington (Coffey County Medical Center), Gridley, LeRoy, Waverly, and Yates Center.
When an individual or couple is ready to enjoy retirement without the responsibilities of living at home, The Meadows Independent & Assisted Living in Burlington is the perfect option. Stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments come complete with private patios, kitchenettes, and nearby parking. Residents retain the freedom to come and go and entertain as they like. If you do not need assistance, don't worry – our payment plan is based only on the services you need.
When a loved one needs long-term care, we understand that you want the best possible nursing care, an outstanding facility, and daily activities that are meaningful and engaging. All that—and the assurance that your loved one will be treated like family—is just a short drive away at Coffey County Hospital's long-term care unit, Sunset Manor in Waverly. Sunset Manor earned an unprecedented sweep in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services annual star-rating system a perfect five stars in each category: quality, health inspection, quality measures, staffing, RN staffing. That’s 25 gold stars! Based on these scores,US News & World Report named Sunset Manor among the nation’s best nursing homes for the third consecutive year.
Over 65 Years of Caring for Generations
Coffey County Hospital was founded in as a church-sponsored hospital with 22 beds, an emergency room, two operating rooms, a laboratory, and a radiology department. That original facility is still in use today, though it has
been largely swallow-up by numerous additions throughout the years.
Coffey County purchases the hospital and appoints a board of trustees to oversee operations.
Waverly and LeRoy Medical Clinics expand the scope of physician services into smaller communities throughout Coffey County.
An addition to the south end of the hospital allows expanded physical and occupational therapy services, as well as a clinic space (now used for administrative offices), a new cafeteria, and a three-room conference center.
The Meadows in Burlington offers an alternative to nursing home care by catering to those who are no longer able to keep up housework or are simply ready to enjoy retirement without household maintenance. Residents maintain their independence while receiving minimal assistance and enjoying home-cooked, restaurant-style meals each day.
Tremendous growth leads the Coffey County Hospital Board of Trustees to adopt a new name and organizational structure: Coffey Health System.
Also in 1993, Coffey Health System recruited two young physicians who would help to dramatically change the scope of healthcare in Coffey County. John Shell continues as our Chief Medical Officer to this day. Mike Kennedy took a position at KU Med in 1999, but his impact continues through medical students who train here.
A major expansion to the existing hospital came with the passing of a bond from local community support. This expansion almost doubles the square-footage, adding a new emergency department, ambulance bay, EMS living quarters, and remodeling the radiology and laboratory departments. The addition also creates a new physician clinic with individual suites for five physicians with an additional suite for the outpatient clinic.
Coffey Health System acquired the Sunset Manor nursing home in Waverly.
Coffey County residents approved another addition to the hospital, nearly doubling patient capacity. A new patient wing brought an additional twenty beds. Two Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum (LDRP) rooms; a new kitchen, dining and meeting area; and a new outpatient clinic area were also added.
Yates Center Medical Clinic becomes an integral part of Coffey Health System. Established by Dr. John Atkin in 1963, the clinic has served generations of Woodson County families.
Coffey County Hospital celebrates its golden anniversary.
CHS Rehabilitation & Wellness opens at 409 Cross Street in Burlington. The facility houses our diabetes education and home health care departments, as well as outpatient physical, speech, and occupational services.
Coffey County Hospital earned national accreditation as a Critical Access Hospital, and earned the coveted five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This places Coffey County Hospital among the top 7 percent of U.S. hospitals, and among the top four community hospitals in Kansas.
Sunset Manor in Waverly (Long-term Care Unit of Coffey County Hospital) is recognized as a top nursing home in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Coffey Health System does not discriminate against any person on the
basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission,
treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or
in employment.For further information about this policy, contact: Joben Rieth at 620-364-2121; TDD/State Relay 711 Kansas Relay..