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Curtis R. Hawkinson, FACHE

CEO's Message


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

Community Memorial Healthcare strives towards our vision that CMH will exceed your expectations as a trusted and valued healthcare provider. Moreover, our healthcare team accepts our mission to excel at caring for you. We have developed a shared set of values with the acronym TRUST to support our vision and mission. At CMH we believe we have to earn the trust of our community, patients, families, and associates before we can expect trust in return.

Community hospitals like CMH operate in an environment that has been challenging as funding is reduced for government programs such as Medicare, while regulatory requirements increase. In addition, CMH provides over $1.5M in uncompensated care on an annual basis. As a result, over 139 rural hospitals have closed since 2010. Through it all, CMH has progressed to have great facilities and amazing staff that together provide for unparalleled patient experience. CMH has achieved a 5 Star rating from the Centers of Medicare/Medicaid Services. In addition, CMH has been recognized for high quality care and cost efficient delivery of services as evidenced by being named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals nationwide in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 and a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in 2021 and 2022.

It is our goal to be the healthcare provider of choice for our region. If for some reason we do not meet your expectations, please contact me by email or by phone (785) 562-2311.

Community Memorial Healthcare desires to be your partner in your healthcare by providing you with the tools needed to educate and increase your health awareness. Online healthcare is now being made available to you from this website. The site will introduce health information and patient education resources for you to explore.

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I welcome you to explore our website and health information programming anytime you need additional information regarding you or your family's health. Please be sure to contact us if we can help you in anyway.


Curtis R. Hawkinson, FACHE
Community Memorial Healthcare


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