A regional presence at Junction City now serves as a point of entry to Children’s Mercy for children from all 26 counties supported by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. A grant from the Hansen Foundation helped with the construction of the facility located on the campus of Geary County Hospital. A planned partnership with Salina Regional Health Center, will increase referrals to Children’s Mercy Junction City, keeping pediatric specialty care closer to home for children in Northwest and North Central Kansas. The new facility is also good for the economy. Research shows that in addition to jobs, families are looking for communities with easy access to expert, comprehensive health care when choosing where to raise their children.