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November 26, 2019
GOTHENBURG HEALTH’S Senior Life Solutions Program Provides Tips to Beat the Winter Blues GOTHENBURG, NEBRASKA – The winter season is upon us, which for many means holiday celebrations filled with family and friends. This builds anticipation for those good times; however, for others this time of year can be a reminder of lost loved ones, lack of access to family traditions, or other changes that may bring about stress and anxiety. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, many people can experience feelings of anxiety or depression during the holiday season, and people who already...Read more
November 20, 2019
GOTHENBURG, NE, NOVEMBER 21, 2019– Gothenburg Health is proud to recognize the innovation, quality of care, and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in our community during National Rural Health Day 2019. National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year and recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of an estimated 57 million people across the nation. A special website (www.PowerofRural.org) has been established for rural health stakeholders to explore a partnership pledge, showcase individuals and organizations selected as 2019 Community...Read more
November 15, 2019
Pictured from left-right: Becky Jobman, Gothenburg Health Foundation Executive Director, Larry's wife, Jan Gill, and Mick Brant, Gothenburg Health CEO. Larry C. Gill was recently honored by the installation of a memorial plaque commemorating his service to Gothenburg Health. Larry served on the board of directors from 2006 until his unexpected passing in 2016. Larry was a visionary leader on Gothenburg Health’s board, driving several initiatives that brought the hospital into the progressive place it is today. Larry also took a lead role in initiating the YMCA project which originated from...Read more
October 10, 2019
GOTHENBURG, NE—Gothenburg Health in conjunction with local EMS, Gothenburg school systems, Hill Top Estates, and local law enforcement will be conducting an Active Shooter Drill on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Gothenburg Health’s campus beginning at 9 am. To simulate an active shooter in the hospital, the active shooter will be wearing a yellow vest, and will be accompanied by Wanda Cooper, Gothenburg Health’s Director of Nursing, during the entire drill to ensure safety for all involved. The purpose of the Active Shooter drill is to observe, monitor and evaluate how Gothenburg Health staff...Read more
October 2, 2019
Gothenburg Health is so thankful for our three PAs: Mike Crisman, Aaron Salomon and Natalie Waskowiak. Mike, Aaron, and Natalie do an exceptional job of providing high-quality patient care to our community. What is #PAweek? Each year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. This week is also an opportunity to raise awareness and visibility of the profession. Before it was a weeklong event, National PA Day was first celebrated on October 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating...Read more
August 22, 2019
Exciting news! Gothenburg native and, John Blecha, MD, will be visiting Gothenburg Health on a regular basis starting Thursday, September 19. Dr. Blecha performs all areas of ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery and has a special interest in pediatric disorders, chronic sinus disease, facial trauma, neck masses and chronic ear disease. Call the clinic to schedule an appointment: 308-537-4066. For more information about Dr. Blecha, check out his bio here .Read more
July 17, 2019
Marty is pictured with her husband, Dan. “You need to come and visit Gothenburg Health. The newly constructed facility is awesome,” said Marty Wright, a patient at Gothenburg Health. Marty recently had a total knee replacement completed in-house with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Scott Lukens. The ability to stay so close to home for a significant outpatient procedure was the primary reason Marty chose Gothenburg Health. Marty feels very strongly that she did not compromise her outcome in the slightest by staying local for the procedure. Working as a nurse for many years, Marty has a special...Read more
July 11, 2019
Jackie Erb, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and Gothenburg native, recently returned to Gothenburg Health after working at Children’s Hospital in Omaha. Jackie joins CRNA, Drew Rubalcava who has practiced at Gothenburg Health since June 2018. The following is a reflection from Jackie’s time at Children’s and her decision to return to Gothenburg. The following was originally published to Facebook on May 30, 2019 by Jackie Erb: Today was my last day at Children’s as a CRNA. It has been a year full of amazing experiences and great learning opportunities for my career in anesthesia...Read more
June 14, 2019
Amber Lubben, RN-BSN, Chief Nursing Officer at Gothenburg Health, recently had the opportunity to speak at the annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum held in La Vista. Amber is the current president of the Nebraska Association for Healthcare Quality, Risk & Safety (NAHQRS), and was invited to introduce one of the forum’s keynote speakers and provide an update about NAHQRS. We're grateful for Amber's passion to improve healthcare quality!Read more
May 31, 2019
Last week, Clinical Pharmacist, Niki Salomon, PharmD RP, and Aaron Salomon, PA-C provided a very engaging and informational Lunch and Learn focused on Osteoporosis. Aaron shared risk factors for Osteoporosis as well as ways to reduce and prevent bone loss. Niki provided a plethora of information about conventional therapies, basic pharmacology, and common misconceptions concerning Osteoporosis medications. We appreciate all the community members who took the time to attend this important event. We periodically host informational Lunch and Learns. We encourage those interested in future free...Read more

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