“There’s a certain anxiety that overcomes you when you have a sick child and you don’t know what to do to help them.”
Laura was home with her young son, who had been sick for a few weeks, when he suddenly started having trouble breathing. With Andrew away at work, she drove her family to Wamego Health Center’s Emergency Room by herself. After looking at [son’s name], the doctors and nurses determined he needed more than they could provide, and sent him on to Children’s Mercy Kansas City.
“One of the nurses came and put her arm around me . . . she gave me the strength to keep going.”
Bringing nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare to our staff, Jayne’s experience says it all.
From graduating with honors to earning numerous professional certifications, Jayne has excelled throughout her career as a healthcare provider.
Jayne and her husband, Kevin, have five grown children and three grandchildren, with two more on the way! Her family is her greatest joy in life, but she also enjoys the peace and quiet of country life — gardening, canning, raising chickens — as well as crafting and antiquing.
Despite her long list of achievements in healthcare, Jayne’s greatest accomplishments in life are her five children and biking across the state of Kansas. Jayne, obviously ambitious, hopes to bike across seven more states before her 70th birthday.
We’re happy to welcome our new providers that will be a part of the staff for our new Walk-In Clinic at Wamego Health Center and Wamego Family Clinic. Merica Surdez, APRN-C; Myra Johnson, APRN-C; Jennifer White-Slough, APRN-C; and Jayne Gunn, APRN-C, are excited to bring their experience to the Wamego family. The Walk-In Clinic will be housed inside the Wamego Family Clinic and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For questions, please call 785-456-6288.
Wamego Health Center debuted their 100 years of Healthcare History Wall and Coffee Table Book at the August Chamber After Hours. Guests enjoyed vintage state fair appetizers and desserts and took a walk through the last 100 years of healthcare in the Wamego Community. It was a fun evening where attendees were able to visit with our leadership team, physicians and associates. Many stories of guests experiences at Wamego Health Center were shared throughout the evening.
Kate Conwell and Deann Campbell, Rehabilitation Services, view the coffee table book for the first time
Guests viewed and visited about the history wall
Staff from McQuillen Dentistry pose for a group photo
The Friendship House served as the catering company. At the end of the night, their staff enjoyed a photo op