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November 12, 2018
Gothenburg, Nebraska, November 15, 2018 – Today, on National Rural Health Day, Gothenburg Health announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality and Outcomes reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. “It’s an honor to be recognized with a select group of high-quality healthcare organizations,” said Mick Brant, Gothenburg Health CEO. “I'm so proud of our staff and providers. They strive each day to build upon and enhance their care...Read more
November 8, 2018
Natalie Waskowiak, PA-C Did you know that you can reverse the effects of smoking in just minutes ? Natalie Waskowiak, PA-C at Gothenburg Health, pointed out that the American Cancer Society found that you can observe a measurable drop in your heart rate and blood pressure only 20 minutes after your last cigarette. "The Benefits of Quitting Link from the American Cancer Society has more great information about the immediate benefits of smoking cessation," recommended Natalie. Natalie stressed the importance of readiness before starting a cessation program, "the patient has to be ready to quit...Read more
November 5, 2018
Gothenburg Health is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Crisman, PA-C, to our team of Hometown Providers. Mike began his practice in Gothenburg on November 2, 2018. Mike received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He went on to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln as a pre-med major in Biological Science. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine in Omaha, receiving his master's degree of Medicine in the Physician Assistant program and graduated with high honors. Mike has spent most of his career...Read more
October 4, 2018
Flu Shots are available at Gothenburg Health! Gothenburg Health provider, Michelle Chew, DNP, is a big advocate of getting your annual influenza vaccine, “The greatest advances in medicine of all time are clean water and vaccines. We have saved and helped more people with these two things than all the high tech practices we implement. Please do your part to protect yourself and others who cannot be vaccinated due to age ( babies under 6 months) and illness ( people with cancer or other immune compromising illness)." -Michelle Chew, DNP The Flu Shot is available at the Gothenburg and Brady...Read more
August 31, 2018
Gothenburg Health is pleased to announce the addition of Kayla Knauss, D.O., to our team of Hometown Providers. Dr. Knauss is starting at Gothenburg Health in December of this year. Originally from Dawson County, Dr. Knauss graduated from Cozad High School in 2007 and went on to receive her BS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Biochemistry in 2011 and her D.O. from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colorado in 2015. Dr. Knauss recently completed her residency at Via Christ Family Medicine in Wichita, Kansas, and will join Gothenburg Health’s team of...Read more
August 30, 2018
Gothenburg, Nebraska, August 30, 2018 – Pinpoint publicly announced their $12,500 gift to the Gothenburg YMCA Capital Campaign. Pictured from l-r are: Mick Brant, Gothenburg Health CEO and Gothenburg Health Foundation Vice President; Julie Czochara, YMCA at Gothenburg Health Executive Branch Director; Tom Shoemaker, Pinpoint President. Although the YMCA building has been open since April of this year, Pinpoint was an eager supporter of this project and officially committed $12,500 to the project before the fundraising segment wrapped up in February of 2018. “Community support is an important...Read more
August 20, 2018
The following article has been provided by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) to remind everyone about the importance of receiving proper immunizations. There Are Many Things We Want to Pass on to Our Loved Ones—Illness Is Not One of Them You want to pass on certain things like family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt or dad’s love of books—but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those around you by asking about vaccines at your next doctor’s visit. Vaccinating our children is commonplace in the United States. But many...Read more
August 14, 2018
August 13, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nebraska Hospital Association recognizes member hospitals for their hard work and dedication to improving patient care. LINCOLN, NEB. – Gothenburg Health was recently recognized by the Nebraska Hospital Association for their work to improve quality of care as part of national Partnership for Patients’ Hospital Improvement Innovation (HIIN) Network initiative. The Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) and 69 Nebraska hospitals partner with The Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association (HRET) in this important work. The AHA is...Read more
August 1, 2018
NEW OB/GYN, DR. LAUREL WALTON, JOINS TEAM AT GOTHENBURG HEALTH Gothenburg Health is pleased to announce the addition of OB/GYN Laurel Walton, DO, FACOOG (Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists), to our team of Hometown Providers. Dr. Walton is starting at Gothenburg Health on August 1, 2018, and is a full-time replacement for Dr. Michael Trierweiler who is retiring the end of August. Originally from Hastings, Dr. Walton graduated from Hastings High School and received her BS from Nebraska Wesleyan in Biology/Chemistry as well as her Certification in...Read more
July 20, 2018
Summer's far from being over yet, so make sure you're protecting you and your family from ultraviolet (UV) rays! Here are some tips and information from Dr. Anna Dalrymple about UV awareness and protection. Skin is our largest organ and skin cancer, while largely preventable, is the most diagnosed form of cancer in the US. Dr. Dalrymple recommends applying sunscreen if you plan to be outside longer than 20-30 minutes. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, applying a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher is sufficient for protection against intense sun exposure. Bonus tip: Regardless of...Read more

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