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Come join our progressive, rural 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with growing outpatient services. Clay County Medical Center offers a wide range of employee benefits.

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  The Community

Clay Center is located in north central Kansas in the heartland of America. It is the county seat of Clay County, which has a population of about 9,000. Clay Center offers a relaxed, rural life style, with all the essentials of life locally available from friendly home town merchants.

For additional shopping and recreational opportunities the cities of Salina and Manhattan are an easy drive away.

Clay County Court House


Anderson Hall KSU

Opportunities for higher education are readily available. Kansas State University is just 35 miles southeast of Clay Center. KSU is one of Kansas Regents Universities with a student population of about 21,000. KSU offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs. KSU also has a College of Aviation and Technology campus located in Salina. For those interested in Christian ministry, Manhattan Christian College is located next door to KSU. Cloud County Community College is about the same distance to the northwest. CCCC offers several 2 year degree programs and provides many off-campus programs for non-traditional students.


Clay Center is located on the western edge of the scenic Flint Hills. The area is a prime location for hunting, fishing, and boating. The state's two largest lakes Tuttle Creek and Milford are both within 30 miles of Clay Center. Abilene, Kansas, home of President Dwight Eisenhower is 30 miles to the south on Interstate 70.

Tuttle Creek Lake

Flint Hills

If you think Kansas is flat, you haven't seen the Flint Hills. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve  was created in 1996 to protect a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prarie. Visit the Konza Prairie Natural Research Area hiking trails to see wide expanses of tallgrass prairie, bison, 208 species of birds, wildflowers, reptiles, mammals and amphibians.



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