Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access health care facility providing inpatient, emergency and outpatient services.  Our Home Health Agency serves Ellis, Gove, Graham, Ness and Trego Counties. WaKeeney and Ellis Family Care Centers offer clinic services aimed to fulfill all of your family’s needs.   An attached 37-bed Long Term Care unit, 6-bed Assisted Living complex, and Home Delivered Meals complete the package by providing all aspects of care under one roof.

Our strength comes from the commitment and genuine caring of our healthcare team and the support of our community.  Our vision of “To be the healthcare facility of choice for our community and surrounding area” serves as our guiding principle.  We welcome your comments.

New Security Door Access System

Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce they have been working alongside with Nex-Tech and Trego County Emergency Management on implementing a new automated security door access system, along with employee badge access. The anticipated go live date of Wednesday January 11th, 2017. The main focus behind the implementation is to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees. To provide a higher level of security to the community there will be some changes in what doors will be accessible. The new hours will be posted on individual doors to help facilitate with the change as we adapt to the adjustment. Below is a list of the new door hours.salto xs4

• Front Lobby Door: Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm
• Patient Registration Door: Monday – Friday 6:30 am to 5 pm
• WaKeeney Clinic Door: 8 am to 5 pm
• ER Door: Locked, please ring doorbell for assistance
• Hospital (NW Door): Monday – Sunday 7 am to 9 pm
• Long Term Care (West Door): Monday – Sunday 7 am to 9 pm
• Long Term Care (South Door): Employee Only Entrance, please use (LTC West Door)
Please call 785-743-2182 with any questions.
The Hospitals main focus is the safety of the community. The new door access will help to provide that advantage on safety. All while holding fast to our mission of “touching lives with compassion and a commitment to excellence”.

“Our Family Caring for Yours”

Recent Increase in Diagnostic Imaging Services

MRI Aron DeskTrego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital has been offering MRI services with a mobile unit for many years. When we first began offering mobile MRI it was for only one morning a week. As time has passed the facility has grown busier and the need for more patient exams has increased. Our mobile service accommodated us by adding a second morning to their schedule. Unfortunately, we were still not meeting the communities needs and patients were going to Hays for their exams. At the physician’s request the management team looked into the option of having on-site MRI. After many meetings and a lot of number crunching, in-house MRI was just too expensive. It was then decided that leasing an MRI unit was the more affordable option. Having our own on-site MRI will increase business and provide more patient and provider options. We are fortunate to have a technologist on staff that has education and training in MRI. Aron Yingling will be the technologist performing these exams. Having our own MRI unit will improve scheduling and provide faster turn-around times for patients. This will help us to maintain our goal of providing the best possible patient care. We are very excited to add this to our facilities service list.

repowerWaKeeney Family Care Center has the opportunity to participate in the RE-POWER weight management research study in collaboration with the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin. As a patient, and as a rural resident in our community, we invite you to consider participating in this program if you need help managing your weight and becoming active.

We are in support of this program and believe it will help many rural men and women living in Kansas lose weight, increase physical activity, and improve their quality of life.
We are excited to have the opportunity for our patients to benefit from this study and believe it will only be able to positively impact those that participate. By participating in the study, you will have access to counseling sessions, including exercise tips and healthy recipes that will put you on the track for a healthier you!

Patients from our practice will participate in weight management counseling sessions via telephone in groups led by RE-POWER study staff from the University of Kansas Medical Center. Program details are described in the email.
Groups start after the holidays. For more information about the study, please visit the RE-POWER website www.kumc.edu/repower. To see if you are eligible to participate and reserve your spot, please call 913-912-3334.

Long Term Care Music & Memory Program

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Patient Satisfaction

TCLMH's mission is "Touching lives with compassion and a commitment to excellence." One way that we measure how well we are meeting this mission is by the input our customers give us. If you have a great experience we want to hear about it. Hearing about the services and staff that you enjoyed the most, helps us to recognize and reward our team.

If we fell short of your expectations, we want to hear about it. Bill Gates once said, "Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." At TCLMH, we are committed to receiving customer concerns and viewing them as ideas for growth and improvement. For example in 2011, our parking spaces were widened to enable our customers to access our facility with ease; and a wall mirror was placed in the Acute hallway after a customer voiced their concern about potential collisions at the intersection.

After you receive services at TCLMH and our Family Care Clinics in WaKeeney and Ellis, please take a moment to fill out your patient satisfaction survey. Each visit can provide a new experience for our customers, and we want to hear about it!

Patient Satisfaction Committee


Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the WaKeeney & Ellis Family Care Centers will have Walk-In-Clinics starting on September 22nd.

WaKeeney & Ellis Family Care Center Walk-In Clinics

WaKeeney Clinic Walk-In Times
Monday thru Friday
8:00 am — 10:00 am

WaKeeney Family Care Center
Phone: 785-743-2124
333 N. 14th Street
WaKeeney, KS 67672

Ellis Clinic Walk-In Times
Monday thru Friday
8:30 am — 10:30 am.

Ellis Family Care Center
Phone: 785-726-4956
1000 Washington Street
Ellis, KS 67637