Western Plains Medical Complex
Combining its Western heritage with innovative thinking, Dodge City is a family-friendly place rich in history, with an eye on the future.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, Western Plains Medical Complex is a 99-bed hospital that provides residents of Dodge City and the surrounding region with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. It serves as a regional referral center for southwest Kansas and is the only hospital in that region to earn the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. It is recognized as a Mission Lifeline STEMI receiving facility, as well as a Certified Stroke Emergent facility. It also provides services through its freestanding Surgery Center and physician practices.
Residents of Dodge City enjoy excellent school systems, an active culture and arts scene, affordable and plentiful housing, an extremely low crime rate and an average of 260 days of sunshine each year. The town’s rich history, which began with the opening of the Santa Fe Trail in 1821, is celebrated each year during Dodge City Days, a two-week extravaganza featuring arts and crafts, fairs, parades, street dances, BBQ contests and one of the largest rodeos in the nation.
Dodge City residents enjoy a wide range of recreational opportunities and venues. Dodge City Raceway Park features a full calendar of auto racing. Legends Park is a state-of-the-art baseball facility and one of Kansas’ premier four-field multi-use complexes. The city also boasts a first-class soccer complex, golf courses, a country club, a community civic center, repertory theater company and many historical attractions, including the Boot Hill Museum. Hunting and other outdoor activities can be enjoyed at a 450-acre lake and recreational area, and Colorado’s famous ski resorts are within easy driving distance.