Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center has purchased the building that once housed its Kansas Family Medical Center, and donated the structure back to the village of Kansas.
“Our Kansas clinic served the community for many years,” said Oliver Smith, PCH/FMC president and CEO. “Donating this structure to the village is our way of thanking everyone who supported us for so long. We will continue to provide healthcare services to all residents ofEdgarCounty, includingKansas, at our Paris and Chrisman locations.”
The Kansas Family Medical Center provided healthcare services in the building for 19 years, from 1996 until its closure on March 31, 2015. The clinic staff was transitioned to the Paris Family Medical Center following the clinic’s closure.
Kansas Mayor Susan C. Saxton said the village has considered using the newly acquired building to house Village Hall. The current Village Hall is in need of structural repairs caused by bowing bricks in the rear of the building. But if the donated building is not ultimately used for a new Village Hall, the village hopes to attract new businesses to it, she said.