Coffey County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital, founded in 1954 in Burlington. CCH earned national accreditation in July of 2017. Our fifteen staff physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners offer unparalleled care in state-of-the-art facilities. Thirteen of the region's top medical specialists offer outpatient services at Coffey County Hospital.
Our continuum of care also includes CHS Rehabilitation & Wellness Services, a home health agency, countywide emergency medical services, and five medical clinics.
Over 65 Years of Caring for Generations
Coffey County Hospital was founded in June 1954 as a church-sponsored hospital with 22 beds, an emergency room, two operating rooms, a laboratory, and a radiology department. The hospital was purchased by Coffey County in 1967.
Through the Years
Coffey County purchases the hospital and appoints a board of trustees to oversee operations.
Coffey County Hospital opens its doors as a church-sponsored hospital. That original facility is still in use today, though it has been largely swallow-up by numerous additions through out the years.
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.
Coffey County Hospital Home Health Agency brings professional nursing care, physical therapy, and housekeeping services into patients’ homes. The agency is now located in the former clinic building across from the hospital.
The Meadows in Burlington offers an alternative to nursing home care by catering to those who are no longer able 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.
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 the Coffey County among the top 7 percent of U.S. hospitals, and among the top four community hospitals in Kansas.
The Coffey Health System Board of Trustees meets on the fourth Monday of each month in Coffey County Hospital’s Allen Woods 2 Conference Room. Meetings are called to order at 6:30 p.m.
Trustees are appointed by the Coffey County Commission to three-year terms.
Eastern Coffey County, Vice Chair