Flint Hills History

1893

In 1893, Dr. Milo Ward and Jane C. Stormont, the widow of dr. D. W. Stormont, founded the Jane C. Stormont Woman's Hospital and Training School for Nurses. They envisioned a modern hospital where medical care, particularly for women and those unable to pay, would be available.

1913

First City Hospital founded by Dr. W.A. Carr on the corner of Second and Adams. (right)

1967

Geary Community Hosptail opened a new facility at 1102 St. Mary's Road.

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1997

Geary Community Hospital opened the $2.5 Martha K. Hoover Women's Health Cneter, a birthing facility  with LDRP (Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Post Partum) rooms and gynecological surgery recovery. This allowed for the dramatic expansion of ob/gyn services. The women's health center was made possible by the citizens of Geary County who gave generously to a major capital fund-raiser by the Geary Community Healthcare Foundation. (right)

2004

In 1893, Dr. Milo Ward and Jane C. Stormont, the widow of dr. D. W. Stormont, founded the Jane C. Stormont Woman's Hospital and Training School for Nurses. They envisioned a modern hospital where medical care, particularly for women and those unable to pay, would be available.

2009

In 1893, Dr. Milo Ward and Jane C. Stormont, the widow of dr. D. W. Stormont, founded the Jane C. Stormont Woman's Hospital and Training School for Nurses. They envisioned a modern hospital where medical care, particularly for women and those unable to pay, would be available.

On January 1, 2023 Geary County Community Hospital became Stormont Vail Health - Flint Hills Campus.

Robert Kenagy, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Stormont Vail Health explained, "Our intent is that we together will create a healthcare system that delivers high quality care close to home and is financially sustaining. Together we support a regional effort that will not only enhance healthcare access and delivery, but strengthen our region's economic vitality and quality of life."

2006

The Center Core was remodeled with around $7 million in revenue bonds. A fourth floor to the Medical Arts II began construction in the summer. 

2023

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You can learn more about Stormont Vail Health - Flint Hills history in our History Room.