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By John Berggren

Surgeon Offers
Clinics in Belleville
Republic County Hospital
in Belleville welcomed the
addition of general surgeon
Roderick Warren, M.D., to
its medical staff in March.
Warren provides clinic consultations and surgical services the second Wednesday
of the month.
Warren, M.D.
Warren received his
medical degree at the
University of Kansas School
of Medicine and his surgical training at Guthrie
Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. He
has practiced at Surgical Associates of Northeast
Kansas and Southeast Nebraska since completing
his training.
Warren was born and raised in Hanover,
Kansas. He provides a wide array of general and
gynecologic surgical services. Patients may make
appointments to see him in Belleville by calling

Grant Addresses
Opioid Crisis in Region


Salina's Central Kansas Foundation, which offers programming for people
facing substance abuse, was awarded $990,206 last fall through the
Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services to address a portion
of the state's opioid abuse crisis.
The grant provides support for people with opioid addiction in a
65-county area of central and western Kansas. According to KDADS,
Kansas is the 16th highest opioid-prescribing state, so opioid addiction is a
growing concern.
The grant is being used in three primary ways:
DIncreasing use of an assessment tool in medical and healthcare
settings to identify people at risk for addiction. Individuals in need of
treatment are referred for specialized care.
DExpanding access to non-addictive opioid withdrawal management medications by increasing the number of doctors trained to prescribe them.
DImproving access to evidence-based, medication-assisted treatment
and psychosocial treatment by assigning care coordinators to patients
at risk.
People looking for assistance with opioid addiction can call the Central
Kansas Foundation at 785-825-6224 or visit Counselors
are available around the clock to provide initial assessments to those
seeking help.

Cloud County
Welcomes New
Cloud County Health
Center welcomed David
Garnas as its new
administrator in April.
Garnas comes to
Concordia with a wealth
of knowledge and more
than 20 years of leadership experience in
rural health care and hospital settings. He
most recently served as CEO of Sedgwick
County Health Center for the past 17
years in Julesburg, Colorado.
"Concordia is a beautiful community
with a lot of potential for growth and
opportunity to increase health services,"
Garnas says. "There are many people who
are invested in making this a successful organization, including highly trained
employees and a strong medical staff, and
I'm excited to become a part of it."


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