May 4, 2007, the hospital was destroyed by an EF5 tornado. On May 21, 2007, the hospital reopened in a temporary tent hospital (Emeds unit) brought in by the Air National Guard, Topeka, Kansas. The ER was opened first and other departments were brought on board. August 1, 2007, we opened Greensburg Family Practice in a modular building. By December 2007, the facility consisted of 4 tents and 6 modulars. We offered onsite ER, acute inpatient, lab, X-ray, Daycare, administration, medical records, materials management, business office and maintenance departments. Ground for the new building was on October 28, 2008. Health Facility Group, Wichita, Kansas was the architect and Murray Group was the contraction manager. Kiowa County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, KS opened the new 50,000 square foot hospital and clinic to the public on March 12, 2010. A retail Pharmacy was added to the hospital site in January 2012.
Kiowa County Memorial Hospital was opened in March 1950. It was the first hospital in the county's history. In the 68 years KCMH has been serving the county, a lot has changed. The following documents give a firsthand look at those changes.
Kiowa County Memorial Hospital pre-tornado