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November 24, 2022
Providing Behavioral Health services at Gothenburg Health creates a unique opportunity to incorporate mental health support in an environment that connects patients with their primary medical care. Gothenburg Health has expanded its services to welcome Kristen Hagin, LIMHP, who will provide outpatient counseling and support in close collaboration with primary providers. Kristen has worked as a mental health therapist for 17 years, most recently at Behavioral Health Care Management Rural Clinic in Ferndale, Wash. She is originally from Seattle, but attended Grace University in Omaha to receive...Read more
November 17, 2022
Shay Holbrook, RN, BSN, CDCES Tobacco use can increase the risk for numerous diseases and conditions. Quitting isn’t easy. It takes time and a plan. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen in one day, but it starts with day one. There is no better time to quit than on November 17th during the Great American Smokeout event. Milton Wear is an example of how quitting is possible as he celebrated 4 years being smoke-free on November 5. Wear, former smoker of 38 years, said he decided it was time to quit for his wife, kids and grandson. Although Wear quit cold turkey, he did try a couple resources...Read more
November 10, 2022
By Shay Holbrook, RN, BSN, CDCES, Chronic Care Coordinator at Gothenburg Health One century. It has been one century since the first dose of life-saving insulin was given to 14 year old, Leonard Thompson, a child with type I diabetes. Insulin was discovered in 1921 by researchers from the University of Toronto. Before the discovery of insulin, many people with Type I diabetes did not survive for more than a few weeks or months from being diagnosed with this condition. Leonard Thompson went on to live another 13 years while taking doses of insulin. Today, we are still seeing advancements in...Read more
October 27, 2022
For Lindsey Lydic R.T. (R)(CT)(MR)(M)(BD) doing mammography at Gothenburg Health for the past 5 years has been about building relationships with patients and putting them at ease when coming in for a mammogram. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Women are encouraged to begin screening at age 40 and continue yearly. “Cancer has no age. We are seeing it in younger and younger women. If we can catch breast cancer in its earliest stage that’s a win” Lydic said. In addition to receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, Lydic has 5 certifications with...Read more
October 20, 2022
By Kelsey Max, DPT, PT Dry needling is a relatively new technique that is used to decrease muscle pain and improve mobility. The needles that are used are very similar to that of an acupuncture needle; however, it is not the same methodology as acupuncture. Dry needling involves no injection which is why the descriptive word “dry” is used. The mechanical properties of the needle in the muscle causes the muscle fibers to lengthen and increase blood flow to the area, which cleans out toxins from the muscles. Often times, electrical stimulation is applied to the needle which causes the muscle to...Read more
October 4, 2022
Gothenburg Health physician, Garret T. Shaw, MD, was recognized in September by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for delivering high-quality diabetes care. Earning the NCQA Diabetes Recognition sets Dr. Shaw apart as a physician who is willing to above and beyond for his patients. “We are fortunate to have someone like Dr. Shaw who is committed to the highest level of diabetes care at Gothenburg Health. It means that people who are living with diabetes have access to quality care close to home,” Clinic Operations Director Cassie Hilbers said. The Diabetes Recognition...Read more
October 3, 2022
Sandra (Sandy) Jacobson will be recognized by the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) as one of the Nebraska-member hospital employees receiving the organization’s prestigious “The Caring Kind” award for excellence in service. Jacobson, an employee of Gothenburg Health for 4 years, received her CDM/CMFPP certification in 1989 and has been in the food industry since 1977. Serving people through nutritional services is her life’s passion and work. Mick Brant, Gothenburg Health Chief Executive Officer, said, “She always goes the extra mile to ensure patients, community members, and coworkers...Read more
September 29, 2022
By Johnna Richter, PharmD, RPh & Niki Salomon, PharmD September is National Cholesterol Education Month. The goal is to raise awareness about cholesterol and its dangers and connection to heart disease. Why does cholesterol matter? Cholesterol is a substance that is found in all cells of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, Vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. There are two major types of cholesterol, HDL or high-density lipoprotein and LDL or low-density lipoprotein. These types are typically measured on a standard blood test by your provider...Read more
September 8, 2022
Content provided by Senior Life Solutions at Gothenburg Health and with the assistance of their parent company Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) Gothenburg Health’s Senior Life Solutions is commemorating Suicide Prevention Awareness during the month of September. Specifically during this week, people are asked to wear teal and participate in at least an 11 minute walk on Friday, September 9 to raise awareness. Statistically, someone dies from suicide every 11 minutes. Senior Life Solutions offers a program that is designed to meet the unique needs of individuals typically 65 and older,...Read more
August 25, 2022
By Kelsey Max, DPT, PT Urinary incontinence is an area of health that many women do not feel comfortable talking with their spouse, friends, or medical provider. Many women choose to suffer in silence, and accept this is just part of getting older. Main stream media has normalized wearing pads daily if you struggle with this problem. Although, urinary incontinence and pelvic pain are common in women, that does not mean it is normal. Women’s health has been a growing area in physical therapy as more women are seeking medical help to improve urinary incontinence. In my 5 years of working at...Read more

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