Creitz Discusses Health Centers and Rural Kansas Opportunities

Photograph: Daniel Creitz speaking to Washburn Law students.Daniel S. Creitz, '13, was hosted by the Business and Transactional Law Center (BTLC), the Center for Law and Government (CLG), and the Rural Practice Organization (RPO) on Friday, September 27, 2019. Creitz spoke about his role as General Counsel for Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas and the unique opportunities for legal work in rural Kansas.

The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas (CHCSEK) was created to help medically underserved communities and is the largest federally qualified health center in rural America. As the General Counsel and Compliance Officer, Creitz manages 1,000 contractual relationships, oversees more than 25 services lines, and reports to over 20 regulatory boards. He performs risk management, manages real estate transactions, and ensures compliance with numerous regulations.

CHCSEK has a number of exciting projects underway to better serve the communities of southeastern Kansas. These projects include a new education building for a residency program, 4 new clinics, and 2 new pharmacies. Additionally, CHCSEK has partnered with Washburn University School of Law as a pilot site for the Third Year Anywhere™ enrollment option. Students can work with Creitz during a rotation at Consolidated Health Center to learn about healthcare law.

Creitz mentioned additional opportunities for legal work in rural Kansas. There are a number of significant businesses in southeastern Kansas with a variety of business needs, including B&W Trailer Hitches and Beachner Bros./Beachner Grain. These companies offer unique employment opportunities in rural Kansas beyond working as a general practitioner.

Washburn Law thanks Daniel Creitz for taking time out of his busy schedule to share his insight with students about the opportunities for legal work in rural Kansas.