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June 2, 2022 (Topeka, Kan.) – Midland Care Connection, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of PACE Physician Erin Locke, MD.

Locke said, “I am thrilled to join the PACE program at Midland Care. I look forward to continuing the mission of improving our senior community’s health and quality of life through team-based, innovative care.”

In her new role, Dr. Locke will be an intricate part of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Program. The PACE program provides a comprehensive medical and social services program to frail and elderly people still living in their homes. The PACE program wraps services around them to keep them safe in their communities.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Locke to the Midland Care team. Her experience at providing quality healthcare to Northeast Kansas make her a perfect fit for Midland Care,” said Shawn Sullivan, President and CEO of Midland Care.

Dr. Locke joins Midland Care with four years of experience as a Family Physician at Holton Community Hospital. Additionally, she has served as the Shawnee County Health Officer since February 2021 and will continue to serve in this role going forward.

Dr. Locke received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. She received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), her Master of Public Health (MPH), and her Graduate Certificate in Health Administration from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her family medicine training at Tacoma Family Medicine in Tacoma, Washington, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.

In addition to her many academic achievements, Dr. Locke was acknowledged with the Outstanding Chief Resident and the Resident Teacher awards by Tacoma Family Medicine; the Thomas Hamilton Achievement Award issued by the University of Kansas School of Medicine; and the AMWA Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement, Graduating First in the Class of 2013.


About Midland Care Connection, Inc. – Midland Care is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing options to families with challenging health care needs. Since 1978, Midland Care has touched lives through a range of health care services. For more information, visit

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