About Us

Our family is committed to providing the highest standard of care to the members of our community.

Our Family Serving Your Family

Dr. Samuel Ashley and his son, Dr. George “Ed” Ashley, established the Ashley Clinic in 1938. A second son, Dr. Glen Ashley, joined the family practice in 1947 after serving as a physician in World War II. In 1952, general surgeon Dr. Don Abbuehl joined the practice, expanding the medical specialties offered to patients. Dr. Abbuehl was the first board-certified surgeon in Chanute, which helped the new hospital in Chanute to obtain accreditation by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals. The quality and reputation of the Ashley Clinic has continued to attract physicians allowing the population of patients served to continue to expand.


Samuel G. Ashley, MD

George L. "Ed" Ashley, MD

S. Glen Ashley, MD

Don R. Abbuehl, MD

Albert A. Kihm, MD

Earl B. Gehrt, MD


To provide and advocate for the highest quality whole-person care to improve the health and quality of life in our communities.


We envision flourishing communities where people in all stages of life live, work, and play in healthy ways.


  • Excellence (Quality)
  • Integrity
  • Local Commitment
  • Access to Care for All
  • Health is well-being
  • Pioneering—contribute to the field
  • Responsible organizational risk-taking