Convenient access to quality health care is important to everyone. Since its founding in 1919, Herington Municipal Hospital has recognized this and shaped its services to meet the growing needs of southern Dickinson, western Morris, and northern Marion counties.
HMH is a municipally-owned Critical Access Hospital, governed by an elected five-member board of trustees. Nearly 100 employees team to provide a wide array of services ranging from expert emergency, primary care, surgical and rehabilitative care, to dependable radiological and laboratory diagnostics.
But services alone hardly tell the story. It’s the individual, personalized care that lingers in the minds of patients. Rural Kansas living is a kinship like none other. Here, your healthcare team is made up of people you know. We’re your neighbors, friends, family, fellow church members, and acquaintances through school.
Herington is a growing, friendly place to live or visit. Herington is located in Dickinson county in the heart of Kansas, central to many of the state’s premier tourist destinations.
The rich local heritage is showcased at the Tri-County Historical Society Museum in Herington’s Fairgrounds Park. Nearby is the Railroad Museum, located in a historic baggage car.
The historic Carnegie Library, built in 1918, remains in use and offers Internet services.
Fairgrounds Park, at the community’s south end, has a miniature train for children to ride on summer evenings, near a fully-equipped park. On the opposite end of town, Herington’s Father Padilla Memorial Park features a monument to Juan Padilla, who was killed in 1542. The shaded park has picnic facilities, playground facilities, and gazebo. Enjoy the park’s WPA-built swimming pool. In the traditional downtown business district, unique gift shops and antique stores abound. Enjoy a cherry coke or vanilla malt at the classic soda fountain in Boellings Drugstore. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, boating, camping, and excellent picnic facilities at Lake Herington and the Herington Reservoir, located just 2.4 miles west of the corner of Broadway and Walnut.