Osborne County, KS Health


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Osborne County, KS is a rural agricultural community with a population of approximately 3,500 people. The health of the community is an important issue in Osborne County. To ensure that the citizens of Osborne receive quality healthcare services, there are several local hospitals and medical facilities available to them. St. Mary’s Hospital and Osborn Medical Center are two well-established institutions which serve the area. These hospitals provide comprehensive care for acute illnesses as well as preventive care with an emphasis on overall wellness and health education. Additionally, the county has multiple primary care clinics and other medical specialists available for more specific medical needs such as physical therapy or mental health services. Despite the challenges faced by rural communities, Osborne County is working hard to ensure that its citizens have access to the quality healthcare they need and deserve.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 82 physicians per 100,000 population in Osborne County. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Osborne County area is 105.1 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

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Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Osborne County area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 55.

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Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund Index

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Osborne County area is 94 (100=best). The US average is 87.

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The EPA's Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation's most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Osborne County commutes 13.7 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Osborne County area is 85 (100=best). The US average is 58.

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This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Air Quality Health Risk