400 S. Santa Fe, Salina, KS 67401

Hospital District #1 of Rice County

Lyons, KS

Rice County District Hospital, Lyons, KS; RCDH operates a 25-bed, Critical Access Hospital, two Rural Health Clinics located in Rice County (including Lyons and Sterling Medical Centers). The hospital also owns and operates Noble Place, a 15 unit independent living apartment complex. The current medical staff consists of four Family Medicine physicians, two Physician Assistants, two Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and one General Surgeon.

Rice County District Hospital is a recently remodeled facility that has state of the art diagnostic equipment and technology. It provides many services, including 24-hour emergency care, acute and intermediate care services, a family birthing center, a skilled nursing swing-bed program, a modern diagnostic laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory care, dietary consultation, diabetic education and cardiac rehabilitation. General surgery is provided at the hospital. RCHD offers numerous outpatient specialty clinics: Cardiac, Urology, Rheumatology, Podiatry and Surgery.

Our Mission

To serve patients and families with compassionate healthcare beyond expectations.

Hospital Values

Family of Professionals: We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty and respect.

Dedication: Putting forth our personal and professional best for our hospital and the communities we serve.

Service: Providing compassionate, respectful care for our patients.

Respect: Valuing the sanctity of life while honoring the dignity of the individual.

Rice County District Hospital has been designated as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Rice County District Hospital Partners with Wesley Medical Center to Provide Telemedicine Neurology Services


For more information on any of these opportunities or to learn more about Rice County District Hospital, contact Heather Fuller at 785-452-6102 or hfuller@srhc.com.


  • Region/Population Served - Over 10,000
  • # Employees - 150 Employees
  • 25 Beds
  • 412 acute admissions
  • Births - 80
  • 2,240 ER Visits
  • 375 Surgeries
  • Hospital average daily census - 5 Acute & Skilled, 12 Intermediate Patients
  • 18,017 OP visits

Rice County Hospital's Medical Services:

  • Emergency Services
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Dietary
  • General Surgery
  • Laboratory
  • Obstetrics
    • Family Birth Center
  • Radiology
    • X-ray
    • Mammography
    • CT
    • MRI
    • Bone Density
    • Ultrasound
  • Rehabilitation Services
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Care
  • Skilled Care
  • Outpatient Services
    • Cardiology
    • Podiatry
    • Surgery
    • Rheumatology
    • Urology

Featured Articles

Town's doc will be "difficult to replace," but they're trying

Rice County Hospital and the community of Lyons, Kansas, have plenty to offer when it comes to attracting doctors.

Five years ago, the hospital underwent a $10.5 million remodel to bring its facilities up-to-date. A block away, the hospital-owned Lyons Medical Center has more than a dozen patient rooms and was built to house up to six doctors.

View the video below of Dr. Roger Tobias,
a dedicated physician in Lyons, Kansas.

Loan Repayment and Tax Incentives:

Rice County is authorized to participate in the Rural Opportunity Zones student loan repayment and tax waivers program. Click HERE to view our Rural Opportunity Zones program offered through the Kansas Department of Commerce.

All primary care physician opportunities in Lyons qualify for the Kansas Medical Student Loan (KMSL), the Osteopathic Medical Service Scholarship (OMS) and the Kansas Bridging Plan.

To find out more about Loan Forgiveness and Repayment options, please click HERE.

Living in Lyons, Kansas (Population 3,739; Rice County 10,083)

Although agriculture plays a big part of the economy in the county, business in diversified. There are five feedlots along with several large farming operations. Education employs the most number of people with five unified school districts and Sterling College.

JACAM Chemicals with a manufacturing plant between Sterling and Lyons and world headquarters in Sterling is a fast growing company serving the oil field industry and beyond.

Salt plays a major role in Rice county with two salt facilities. Central Salt, a Lyons mine is a mining company distributing rock salt and packaged salt. North American Salt, a subsidiary of Compass Minerals is a mechanical evaporation and packaging plant. There are many other thriving industries including Kanas Ethanol, KMW, Cal-Maine Foods, Lyons Manufacturing, and United Industries.

For more information on this and other opportunities, please contact:
Heather Fuller
Executive Director

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