Coming to McPherson: GraceMed makes its first foray into rural Kansas

There are more than 8,000 low-income residents living in and around McPherson, Kansas. Many of them are living without health insurance. When they need medical care, they have to drive to Hutchinson, Newton or Salina – or they visit the ER at McPherson Hospital. Those who have insurance often have to leave town as well because local private practices don't have the capacity to accept new patients.

It’s just the kind of underserved environment that demands a provider like GraceMed.

Selected by a group of community leaders headed by the McPherson Healthcare Foundation, we'll be moving into a new location on Main Street in the spring of 2017.  The building is the historic site of the James Smalley & Company Seed Building, constructed in 1888. Restoration is now underway, and our new clinic will be the anchor tenant on the first floor when the work is complete.

The clinic will offer both medical and dental services. Delta Dental has donated $50,000 for the purchase of dental equipment for the expansion. Another $250,000 grant from an anonymous donor is also helping to make the move into McPherson possible.

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We have proven our ability, not only to serve underserved patients well, but to take our practice model to diverse locations and implement it successfully. We’ve expanded throughout Wichita’s underserved neighborhoods. We’re growing in Topeka. Now we’re looking for more rural Kansas communities where we can help.
— Dave Sanford, CEO
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