New RCH Physician with Local Ties Set to Begin Practice

Rooks County Health Center (RCH) welcomes Dr. Jenny Maciaszek, a Family Medicine physician who is now accepting new patients, including pediatric, adult, geriatric, and obstetric patients, to her practice.

Maciaszek has strong connections to Rooks County and the region. Born in Russell to Dennis and Lori (Malin) Davidson, she graduated from Russell High School in 2001. She is the granddaughter of Plainville resident Rita Malin.

“I have many memories of spending time in Rooks County with my grandparents both on their farm and in town,” Maciaszek said. “I feel fortunate to be able to return to a community that has been an important part of my life.”

During high school, Maciaszek was an active student, lettering in track and basketball, playing electric bass in the jazz band, editing the school newspaper and serving as the student body president. She was named valedictorian of her graduating class.

Dr. Maciaszek earned degrees in Journalism and Political Science at the University of Kansas. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, graduating in 2016 and earning a Masters degree in Public Health along the way. She then completed her Family Medicine residency at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska before returning to Kansas.

When asked how she foresees beginning her medical practice in rural Kansas, Dr. Maciaszek stated “My approach is rooted in building strong, lasting relationships with my patients and my community. I am passionate about making sure my patients feel safe, supported, and in control of their own health.”

The commitment to reestablishing her life in western Kansas can be seen in the name Dr. Maciaszek chose for her clinic, Niobrara Family Medicine. Niobrara is the notable chalk rock formation that characterizes this region. The name was suggested by her husband, also a native Kansan, who majored in Geology at K.U. Niobrara Family Medicine will operate within Post Rock Family Medicine.

Dr. Maciaszek enjoys being in the outdoors, and looks forward to spending time with family and advancing her gardening skills. She and husband Nick, a Geographic Information Systems specialist, are planning to live in Plainville.

 

 

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