The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 2, 2001 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001
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-AG • WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2001 THE SAUNA JOURNAL Ellsworth / Foundation will own new facility FROM PAGE A1 adding that healers won't come to a rural area where they have to build and manage their own facilities. "They want a place to practice medicine and not be businessmen." The Ellsworth County Health Department is already adjacent to the hospital, Stonebraker said, and having the clinic there "will make a real nice complex for health care." A $250,000 donation to the foundation from the Winslow and Marie Kyler estate, some smaller contributions and the collective interest "gave us enough money to get a good start on this project," Parsons said. The foundation was informed Monday the USDA "has set aside money for us." The foundation will own the facility and lease it to the hospital. Rent payments will turn into loan payments. "We're a not-for- profit group trying to provide better health care in the county" Administrator Pearson said physicians Dennis Kepka and Jerzy Slomka, at Kepka Family Practice in the old county-owned hospital building, signed an agreement Jan. 1 to move their practice to the new clinic. The hospital is in negotiations with Dr. Ronald Whitmer of the Ellsworth Medical Clinic. "Right now, we're looking at renting Whitmer's building," Pearson said, "until such time as we build the new one." The new clinic would have room for specialty, or visiting, physicians. Living quarters are for doctors on call during inclement weather, and the physician assistant students from Wichita State University whose training includes six-week rotations in Ellsworth. "Now, they stay in doctors' homes, at the old hospital, or they have to rent a motel room," said Parsons, owner of Parsons Fimeral Home, Ellsworth. The hospital also is developing training programs for radiology, physical therapy, medical records and medical laboratory "There's a possibility that if students come here for a period of time, we would be able to house them, but that's not developed," Pearson said. "It's now for PA students and on-call physicians." By eliminating some duplication of services and having one building instead of two, serving as a way to save money, he ex- • pects the community will at least be able to maintain health- Collecting / Proof of belongings important FROM PAGE A1 Adjusters also explained what the homeowners would have to go through in the coming months, in documenting their claims. Because when it comes to payoffs for loss of personal property inside the house, things aren't so easy Insurance agents require a detailed listing of personal property and its value before a payoff can be made. "We don't expect you to have receipts," Peterson said, "but we need to have a good idea of what was in the house and its value." That's why Daran Neuschafer, a Salina agent for American Family Insurance, encourages his policyholders to document the items in their homes before disaster strikes. "Now is the time for people to be doing it, as opposed to when their belongings are scattered across the countryside," Neuschafer said. A couple of his clients have taken his advice and used video cameras to record the items in each of the rooms in their homes. "We have some in our files here," he said. "We haven't had the need to pull any of them out, but I'm sure the people in Hoisington never thought it would happen to them." The task of listing one's personal possessions after a loss occurs "can be pretty overwhelming," Peterson said. "But we help with that. We go out and work with them, see if we can capture the large items." 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"Most people are shocked to know the value of the things in their homes," Peterson said. "They are usually not insured well enough on the contents for a total loss." That's why insurance agents recommend that homeowners review their insurance policies yearly, and review the items in their homes., Neuschafer especially recommends photographing antiques, coUectahles and other specialty items. "It's not a company requirement or anything, but it helps in the. re,covery process," Neuschafer said. On the State Farm Internet site (, homeowners can download software that will help with a home inventory Just go to "other features" on the site and scroll down to "home inventory software." Peterson said the program allows one to scan in photographs of property as well as type in text. "You can do it room by room, and you don't have to do it all at once," Peterson said. N A T U R A L I Z E R TACOMA •Black • Brown • Bone 122 S. Santa Fe DOWHTOWN SALINA 823-2146 SHIRT SALE Starting Tuesday May 1 Bring in your laundered shirts today! Don't foiRK our con\eniem diop-off and pick u|) in the Simmons Beautyrest & Backcare Queen Beaufyrest Expedition Rrm Set REG. $909 SAIC ^454 I Queen BeautyrestCotswoUPilasJoaSet- Floor Sample ^ _ _ REG. $1,499 soiior SME ^749 1 Queen Haven Pillow Top Set Floor Sample REG. $1,099 SUM ^549 2 Queen Harmony Backcare Set 1-Floa Sample REG. $930 SAIf '465 I Queen Beautyrest Expedition Pillow Top Set REG. $949 SM£ '474 1 Full Beautyrest Expedition Pillow Top Set REG. $919 SAiJE '459 I Twin Backguard Barcelona Set REG. $390 SUE ^249 I Full Backguard Barcelona Set REG. $470 SAIE«299 3 Queen Backguard Barcelona Sets 1-Floor Sample REG. $625 SAU '319 Daybeds with Mattress Regular $529 Now $399 iMrr/s /FURNITURE care costs. With Ellsworth Medical Clinic designated as a rural health clinic. Medicare reimbursements based on costs — as opposed to fees for service or. a set dollar amount at other hospitals — will help the hospital pay expenses. If the rent to the foundation were $6,000 a month, for example, he said, and half of the patients seen at the clinic are Medicare patients, the government will pay $3,000 over and above what it pays for the medical service provided. Insurance companies don't reimburse as much for the various services. "It's going to make it easier to pay rent," Pearson said. "It protects a little bit from volume \ fluctuations." Having three doctors and three physician assistants or nurse practitioners is "pretty much meetitig the needs of the community," he said. "But if one of the providers wer^e to cut their workload significantly, we'd be looking at recruiting." The hospital has just received a $405,000 gift from the Fern Klima estate that will- be used to fund a physician recruitment loan program. 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