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Becky Malewitz/Telegram St. Catherine's R.N. and Infusion Therapy Nurse Erika Clark works in the nurses station in the newly opened fast track

Fast Track makes St. Catherine ER more efficient

Hospital ER more efficient with new Fast Track program.

By SCOTT AUST

saust@gctelegram.com

Scott Taylor, president and CEO of St. Catherine Hospital, said during a Friday morning ribbon cutting that the Emergency Department's new Fast Track expansion already has had a significant impact on reducing wait times for people coming to the emergency room.

Previously, ER patients had an average arr ...

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Grant focused on healthy design initiative

Coalition, city partner to help make the community safer.

By KELTON BROOKS

kbrooks@gctelegram.com

The Western Kansas Community Foundation has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to promote a healthy community¬ design initiative.

The local initiative, named LiveWell Finney County, will involve a partnership with the Finney County Community Health Coalition ...

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Kids hit the bunny trail in search of eggs

By ANGIE HAFLICH

ahaflich@gctelegram.com

Five-year-old Mathias Harmon didn't know how many eggs he accumulated Friday afternoon at Deane Wiley Park, but he had several.

"We didn't know what kind of way to go, so then we just ran it off," Mathias said, recounting his experience hunting for plastic Easter eggs on one of the softball fields.

Mathias was one of about 150 kids who took part in the ...

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Injured Bryant returns, Busters win twin bill from Conqs.

By J. LEVI BURNFIN

lburnfin@gctelegram.com

It wasn't exactly the mound — where he would have loved to be — but Garrett Bryant returned to his Garden City Community College baseball team and teammates on Friday for the first time after suffering a devastating off-the-field injury earlier this year.

Bryant suffered an accident in late January, slipping on a sheet of ice, falling down a flight ...

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GCHS Roundup: Tennis 3rd, swim 2nd in road meets

By BRETT MARSHALL

bmarshall@gctelegram.com

With Dozie Ekweariri winning the No. 2 singles title, and No. 1 singles player Sebastian Kyaw taking second, the Garden City Buffaloes' boys tennis teeam garnered third place in Friday's weather-delayed Hutchinson Invitational.

The Buffs finished with 18 points to finish in the middle of the five-team pack as Salina South won with 24 points and Hutch ...

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