PHN is a consortium of nineteen hospitals serving over 125,000 people in Western Kansas. Its central office is located on the campus of St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. The purpose of the Network is to provide a mechanism for its members to collaborate and pool resources. Since its inception in 1995, PHN has provided a variety of activities and projects to benefit its members, including:
a) Peer level collaboration and networking
b) Group purchasing contracts
c) Tele-education and telehealth applications
d) Custom designed educational programming;
e) Web-based financial and risk management applications.
f) Health career promotion and awareness programs
PHN has also partnered with various organizations and agencies in a number of successful grant ventures to benefit its members.