Category Archives: News

Back to School Backpack Safety

  It’s that time of year again when kids and parents are preparing for a new school season.   When buying school supplies, parents often overlook the impact an ill-fitting backpack can have on a child’s health.  According to a study by Boston University, approximately 85% of students from the university reported pain and discomfort associated […]

Jennifer Taylor PA-C rejoins HCHS Family

Sneak Preview and Welcome: Jennifer Taylor PA-C will re-join the HCHS Medical Staff by the end of September 2017. She will tend to patients in both the Alma and Oxford Clinic and will also assist with Emergency Room call. Jennifer will join our medical staff consisting of: Dr. Michael Finkner, Dr. Cameron Knackstedt, Jessica Stemper, […]

Power, Speed and Agility Camp

Coming again this Summer: The HCHS Rehab Department assisted by the Alma HS Coaching Staff is offering a 6 week long Power, Speed and Agility Camp to students from all area schools. Your youth athlete will be instructed by knowledgeable and experienced coaches and trainers that have been well educated in the movement patterns and […]

Dr. Cameron Knackstedt appointed President of the Kansas Osteopathic Foundation.

Dr. Cameron Knackstedt, D.O. at Harlan County Health System recently attended a meeting of the Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Convention. At the convention he was appointed to the position of President of the Kansas Osteopathic Foundation. In 2013 he was awarded a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. During the […]

HCHS receives Helmsley E-Pharmacy Grant

Funding Connects Rural Patients to Pharmacy Specialists Patients of Harlan County Health System will benefit from the latest technological advances that expand patients’ access to quality pharmacy services, made possible through a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded Harlan […]

WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT THEM OUT!

Marisa Gulizia, PT, CSCS, RYT200 Many who attend sports events or watch them on TV have heard this phrase quite frequently and know what it means.  BUT, did you know there are several people trained in concussion testing located at Harlan County Therapy Center at Harlan County Health System (HCHS) and that HCHS actually sponsors […]

“Lace up and Hit the Road”

          Tora Knaus, PTA at HCHS Rehabilitation Running is one of the easiest and most convenient forms of exercise as no expensive equipment or gym membership is necessary to begin to improve your health.  It is also the 2nd most effective exercise in terms of calories burned per minute!  Which means…..more benefits in less time!  […]