2211 E Kansas AveMcPherson, KS 67460 (620) 241-5343


McPherson Hospital

1000 Hospital Dr, McPherson, KS 67460 Phone: (620) 241-2250

Mission statement

Superior health care and exceptional service for each person, every time.


To be our community's first choice for health care.


  • Trust – In order to build trust, each of us will be responsible.
  • Integrity – We are honest. We treat each person the way we would want to be treated.
  • Communication – We practice open and effective communication according to confidential rules.
  • Knowledge – We strive to be knowledgeable in our respective fields and to do our jobs with confidence and skill.
  • Empathetic Care – We listen carefully and attempt to understand each person's needs as if they were our own.
  • Teamwork – We work as a team to provide the best and most efficient care.


Health facilities for McPherson first became a reality in 1898 when Dr. John Crawford Hall established a sanitarium in a nine-room house at 700 South Maple St. Also in that year, he developed a nurse training program, which existed at the McPherson County Hospital until 1934.

In 1908, Dr. Hall closed his first hospital and in September 1909, a stone brick building on South Main Street was erected through efforts of Dr. Hall and a stock company under a board of directors. As early as 1916 it became apparent that a newer, larger hospital was needed to serve the expanding community, and during that year plans were drawn for a new hospital. Through a subsequent bond issue, a new facility opened in 1921 as McPherson County Hospital.

The structure served the community until 1956, when another bond issue in the amount of $400,000 was granted for modernization and updating of the facility. The hospital expanded in 1963 with the addition of a 52 bed geriatric wing at a cost of $412,000. In 1969, the present McPherson Hospital was erected at a cost of $2.2 million and opened in 1972 as one of the most modern hospitals in this area. On Monday, January 8, 1973, the hospital was sold by the McPherson County Board of County Commissioners to McPherson Hospital, Inc. for $1. On Monday, April 9, 1973, the County Commissioners presented the hospital deed to the McPherson Hospital, Inc. Board of Directors. The most recent renovations were completed in 2003 with the addition of a new Emergency Department, garage facilities for EMS, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Radiology Department and main lobby canopy entrance.

Regardless of the changes in the physical appearance and medical capabilities, the continuing mission of McPherson Hospital will remain the same – to meet our community's needs by providing superior healthcare and exceptional service for each person, every time.


Cardiac rehabilitation

The cardiac rehabilitation program teaches patients with heart disease to adjust to new lifestyles, develop improved fitness and reduce or eliminate risk factors.

Corporate health

McPherson Hospital's Corporate Health Department can accommodate the needs of local businesses and manufacturing plants, offering wellness and health screenings, physicals, injections, drug testing, breath and blood alcohol testing, DOT physicals, hearing testing, spirometry and much more.

Emergency services

With combined assistance totals of more than 12,000 patients annually, McPherson Emergency Medical Services and McPherson Hospital's Emergency Department personnel are equipped and trained to handle emergency situations when needed.


McPherson Hospital's Laboratory offers comprehensive services and provides accurate and timely test results. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to complement all in-house medical needs.

Nursing services

Nursing care at McPherson Hospital is provided by professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse assistants who take pride in providing quality patient care.

Nutrition services

A wide variety of nutrition counseling is available, from Medical Nutrition Therapy to Weight Management, and each meal plan is personalized and tailored to fit patients' needs.

Obstetric services

Our compassionate, experienced nursing staff offers teaching and support for both mom and baby, providing comfort when it's time to take home the newest family member.

Physical therapy

The McPherson Hospital Physical and Occupational Therapy Department is committed to returning patients to their optimal level of function and performance in the shortest amount of time possible.


The Radiology Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve your diagnostic imaging needs. Certified technicians can perform a comprehensive array of imaging exams with equipment that includes a new CT scanner, ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine.

Respiratory care services

The Respiratory Care department works closely with your attending physician in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disorders and disease. The department is a full-service department providing care for all age groups 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Surgical services

The Surgerydepartment maintains three operating suites and a procedures room to handle a comprehensive range of general, otolaryngology and other surgical procedures. Two full-time general surgeons are on the hospital staff.

Speech therapy

Speech-language pathologists assess an individual's ability to communicate in the areas of speaking, understanding, reading and writing. In addition, cognition including memory, orientation, safety, judgment, problem solving and reasoning with everyday activities may be tested.

Urgent care clinic

McPherson Hospital operates an Urgent Care Clinic at 823 North Main in McPherson. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon. The clinic will see patients 12 months of age and older on a walk-in basis. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Staff will be able to diagnose and treat a variety of minor and common illnesses such as bronchitis, flu, cold, sinus infection, minor burns and cuts, earache, pink eye, throat conditions and more.

Patients and visitors

On behalf of our entire dedicated team of physicians and healthcare professionals, it is a privilege to welcome you to McPherson Hospital.

Our focus while you are with us is singular; it is you.

We understand clearly that these are not just idle words, but reflect a culture that exists within these walls. We truly are all about you and want to take care of you and your healthcare needs in a manner that exceeds your previous healthcare expectations and experiences.

Our commitment of continually improving our organization requires that we listen to those who have had encounters with our hospital. With your help, we are able to better determine the areas that are functioning properly and identify those individuals in our organization who are providing a higher level of healthcare delivery. We welcome valuable information and insight from you on how to improve our services in order to make McPherson the very best hospital possible. So whether you are with us now or have recently been discharged, please let us know how your overall experience was so we can continually be improving and recognizing our outstanding staff.


McPherson Hospital Physician Clinics

Family Medicine Clinic - 620.241.4536

Dan M. Lichty, MD Trenton J. VanEaton, MD Autumn Wilgers, APRN, NP-C

Internal Medicine Clinic - 620.241.0733

Sam D. Claassen, MD

Surgery Clinic - 620.241.0917

Clayton D. Fetsch, MD, FACS
Tyler G. Hughes Sr., MD, FACS

Medical Staff

Family Medicine

Brian M. Billings, MD
Thomas M. Billings, MD
David L. Buller, MD
Alicia R. Chennell, MD
Peter E. DeWitt, MD
Sheila W. Gorman, MD
Andrea K. Herrera, MD
James R. Larzalere, MD
Dan M. Lichty, MD
Gregory M. Thomas, MD
Trenton J. Van Eaton, MD

Hospitalist Service

Michael Bloustine, MD
Delane Vaughn, MD

Internal Medicine

Samuel D. Claassen, MD

General Surgery

Clayton D. Fetsch, MD, FACS
Tyler G. Hughes Sr., MD, FACS


Wade A. Gaeddert, MD


Esther V. Rettig, MD

Emergency Medicine

G. Marcus Stephens, DO

Geriatric Medicine

James R. Larzalere, MD

McPherson patient portals

Your patient portal provides this complimentary service through an encrypted password-protected login process.

Your hospital patient portal enables you to instantly and safely access the personal health information your care team entered into your record:

  • Allergies
  • Conditions
  • Discharge summaries
  • Discharge instructions
  • Hospital visit histories
  • Lab results
  • Medication list
  • Radiology reports
  • Upcoming appointments

The wait is over

How many times have you been asked by your provider about your prior hospital stays or procedures? Now your personal health information is at your fingertips anywhere, anytime 24/7.

  • Easily print your medication list
  • Share your hospital information with your primary care provider
  • Be better prepared for your follow-up appointment

Patient Portal Enrollment Instructions:

  1. To complete the enrollment process, log into your email account and open the 'McPherson Hospital Portal' email sent from norepy@via-christi.org . (If you can't find the email in your inbox, check your spam/trash/junk folders.)
  2. Follow the instructions in the email, input your temporary credentials (login ID and password) and complete the self-enrollment questionnaire.
  3. After being logged out, log back in to the patient portal, this time using your newly created login ID and password.
  4. For future access to your health information, go to www.mcphersonhospital.org and click on the hospital patient portal link. From there, click on the "Registered User" button to access the login page.

Frequently asked questions

Q. Can I get my spouse or authorized representative access to my portal?
Yes, anyone at least 18 years of age can present to the hospital's patient portal representative and complete the Proxy Consent Form.

Q. Is the patient portal the same patient portal I use at my doctor's office?
No, your hospital patient portal will provide information specific to McPherson Hospital, not physician offices.

Q. What information is available in the patient portal?
The patient portal will show select portions of your health information, demographics, results, reports, medications, conditions, allergies, hospital visit histories and upcoming outpatient appointments. If you would like a copy of your full medical record, please contact your McPherson Hospital Health Information Management department.

Q. What do I do if I forget my login ID or password?
Call patient portal support at 620-241-2250, extension 478.

Q. How can I change my password?
You can change your password by following these steps:

  1. Log into the portal
  2. Click "Preferences"
  3. Click "Change Password"
  4. Enter your current password
  5. Enter your new password
  6. Confirm your new password
  7. Click "Submit"

Q. How can I change my address or phone number?
Please contact Health Information Management for guidance on how to change your address or phone number.

Q. I don't understand my results; can you help me?
Please contact your physician for any questions concerning your medical information.

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