Green, Greener, Greensburg - Part II
Tuesday 19th of April 2011 08:05 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
"Because of the tornado, we have the opportunity to be a living laboratory."
Bob Dixson, Greensburg Mayor
If you know me, you know what a huge K-State fan I am. But I have to give it to KU. They helped give Greensburg a spectacular arts center. Studio 804, the 3rd year graduate students in architecture at KU, built the 5.4.7 Arts Center at a reduced cost.
It was the first LEED Platinum building in Kansas. This is the highest certification of "green" building, using wind turbines, solar panels and green building materials.
When you walk in the door, you see this message: To improve lives through compassionate, quality health care. Like the other buildings in Greensburg, natural light is a centerpiece of the construction.
It's a 15-bed hospital served by one M.D., two nurse-practitioners and one physician's assistant. Other physicians visit Kiowa County for periodic specialty clinics. The medical clinic is attached to the hospital for one-stop medical care. (Want more about these two Greensburg locations? Click here or on any of the underlined links.)
Tomorrow, one more post from Greensburg, as we continue to explore this story of resurrection and rebirth during this Easter season.