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In the early 1900's Dr's. Porter & Morgan founded a small hospital in the Biehl residence on Third and Blunt. Their success made a public demand for a larger, better and more complete institution. In 1902, the Clay Center Hospital was located at 1508 6th Street and accommodated 20 patient beds. These first two hospitals were doctor operated facilities, privately owned and located in private residences.

The first publicly owned hospital in Clay Center was built in 1925 at 2121 Seventh Street by the City of Clay Center. The building presently houses the Clay County Museum. The hospital was transferred to county ownership in 1953.

In 1962 the present facility was built by Clay County. In 1973 a tornado seriously damaged the east part and it was promptly repaired. In 1987 the building was enlarged and completely redecorated. In 1993 a 12,000 foot addition was added to house up to 8 physicians and some added space for the hospital. In 1998 four additions were made to the facility, they are: a Wellness/Fitness Center, an Outpatient Clinic, a Nurses Center and expansion of the kitchen storage area.

Clay County Medical Center is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital with: 3 beds in ICU; 3 beds in Obstetrical and 19 beds for Inpatient Acute care/Swing bed (or skilled nursing care) status patients. The hospital is Medicare certified to operate Swingbed and Hospice Inpatient/Respite beds. Clay County Medical Center also sponsors a Medicare Licensed Hospice program known as Meadowlark Hospice.

Clay County Medical Center is a nonprofit medical center dependent upon the returns from patient care, a county tax levy and generous donations from people who see the need.

Incorporated in 1987 as a separate organization, the Clay County Hospital Foundation is committed in its mission of support the Medical Center in meeting the health care needs of the community. In today's realities of continually rising costs, shrinking reimbursement and the increasing number of people who need medical help, the Foundation and its benefactors can make a difference.

The Foundation Board of Trustees works to preserve and strengthen the health care system by encouraging support through a variety of charitable giving programs.

If you would like to contribute to the foundation or would like more information, please visit the website at:

Clay County Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 512
617 Liberty Street
Clay Center, KS 67432
(785) 632-2144