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Hospital medical staff attends IMPACT Academy session PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 09 May 2013 18:36

Great Plains Regional Medical Center is hosting educational events in the area as part of their IMPACT Academy series.

The IMPACT Academy was developed to ensure that Great Plains Regional Medical Center employees, health care professionals throughout the region and the general public receive quality, timely and applicable healthcare education as it pertains to their areas of interest and need.

Imperial was chosen as to host an IMPACT Academy on Tuesday, April 30 at the Imperial Inn. Fifteen medical professionals from around the area, including 10n from Chase County Community Hospital, attended the seminar.

The topics for the session were “Kidney Stones—A Painful Problem and Oncologic Emergencies 101.”

Millie Pevzner, MD of Great Plains Urology presented the first half of the seminar which was titled “Kidney Stones—a Painful Problem.” The presentation focused on understanding the cause and risk factors associated with kidney stones as well as the medical surgical management of stones.

Ahmed Awais, MD of the Callahan Cancer Center spoke about the incidence and importance of common emergencies in the practice of oncology. Dr. Awais emphasized the importance of recognizing early signs and symptoms and the need for early intervention for the cancer patient.

Chase County Community Hospital Chief of Staff, Jonathan Richman, MD, who attended the event, said, “The IMPACT seminar was very interesting and provided valuable information for both providers and nurses.”

To find out more about the IMPACT Academy, individuals can go to or contact Pam Garrick of Great Plains Regional Medical Center by calling 308-696-7530.