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June 30, 2022
For years Yvonne Wolf has collected gift ideas, snipped pictures of care packages and scratched poetic message of comfort on pages. She has a passion for foster kids of all ages and had a passion to put together something for children to enter the foster care system with nothing but a trash bag of belongings. In honor of National Family Month, Gothenburg Health and its community partners have assembled 32 backpacks for foster kids to make Wolf’s dream become a reality before she retires at the end of this month and to help foster kids in Dawson County. Wolf said she had always wanted to be a...Read more
June 23, 2022
Gothenburg Health welcomes Bill Hughes, RN, BSN, MAA as the new Chief Nurse Officer this month. As a nurse for 39 years, Hughes brings medical expertise, nursing experience and a diverse leadership background to his new role. Most recently, Hughes comes from Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff where he was the Director of the Emergency Department and the Director of Home Care & Hospice over the past three years. During his medical career, Hughes has served at medical facilities in North Carolina, Delaware, and Lincoln where he has done everything from staff nurse to director of...Read more
June 16, 2022
Fika is Swedish word that represents a state of mind and an important part of Swedish culture. While many Swedes consider it essential to make time for fika every day, it is more than “a coffee and cake break.” It cannot be enjoyed at a desk alone because it is important to take time to socialize. It is a pause to refresh the brain and strengthen relationships. And that is exactly what Dr. Carol Shackleton wants for her retirement from a 38-year medical career. She would like everyone to pause and take time to socialize over not only coffee and Swedish coffeecake, but also over traditional...Read more
May 27, 2022
Don't just take our word for it. You can learn more by reading the following article written by Heidi Splete. Competitive surgical outcomes observed at critical access hospitals Thirty-day mortality rates for several common operations were not significantly different for patients seen at “critical access” hospitals, compared with larger high-volume facilities, according to a study using a large, national Medicare database. The findings suggest that such procedures can be performed safely in smaller, rural hospitals. The Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) file was used by...Read more
May 23, 2022
Denise Hoeft, RN, Trauma Coordinator, Nurse Educator Training is what keeps nurses and other emergency providers current so that they can provide the best care possible to patients when they need it the most. Denise Hoeft, Trauma Coordinator and Nurse Educator, has been a nurse for 32 years with 12 of those year being at Gothenburg Health. She said in order to serve in her current capacity, she has taken an instructor course in trauma nursing, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and CPR. She is also currently working on training for emergency...Read more
May 19, 2022
Parents of infants have been faced with a shortage of formula over the last couple of years. While this is a concern nationally, Gothenburg Health is ready to assist parents in the surrounding area to get the formula supplies they need. According to Melissa Thoene, PhD, RD with the Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative, “Infant formula has been on shortage during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the past several months, these shortages have worsened because of several varieties of infant formulas being recalled and disruptions in the supply chain.” Gothenburg Health is aware of the...Read more
May 11, 2022
Printed orginally in the Gothenburg Leader Written by ROXANNE CONVERSE WHITING & ELLEN MORTENSEN *Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and a local family has bravely agreed to share their story in hopes it will encourage anyone struggling with mental health issues to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel. A mother’s love for her son led to a personal diagnosis and a passion for Mental Health awareness. Angela Sattler first sought help for her son, Dustin Cartmill, who struggled with mental health. She said at the time the area was lacking in support and...Read more
May 1, 2022
Tyler Adam, MD will be seeing patients at Gothenburg Health on the first and third Tuesdays of each month starting in May. Dr. Adam brings over a decade of experience as a board-certified OBGYN to the specialty clinic. Dr. Adam, originally from Hastings, currently sees patients at Obstetricians & Gynecologist, PC at offices in Grand Island and Hastings. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in North Carolina in 2000. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha in 2007, he completed his residency at the...Read more
April 28, 2022
Merrie Quigley, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA Merrie Quigley’s passion for patients is obvious as she talks about assisting in the operating room, but what is inspiring is listening to her talk about educating herself to higher levels in order to provide a higher level of care as well as to do what she loves for the rest of her life. “I wanted to educate myself further so that I could do more in the surgery department and take care of patients from start to finish,” Quigley said. When she first came to Gothenburg Health in 2002, Quigley said she worked on the acute floor, night shift and in Gothenburg...Read more
April 21, 2022
Dani Gilligan, LPN-CLC The reason Dani Gilligan, LPN-CLC decided to become an LPN, she said, was because she wanted to help patients any way she could. Then, she was present at her best friend’s delivery of her newborn, and Gilligan said she knew that she wanted to be there for mothers to help in both the good and bad times. Gilligan has worked at Gothenburg Health for the past seven years. In August 2019, she decided to take the extra step to become a Certified Lactation Counsellor (CLC) through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP). She said that she travelled to Texas for...Read more

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