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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
August 11, 2022
For Joanna Knapp, RDMS, RVT, RDCS doing ultra sounds at Gothenburg Health for the past seven years has been about caring for the patients. “I love working at Gothenburg Health because we care first about the patient, not just productivity. I get to spend an appropriate amount of time with the patient, which has allowed me to get back to why I chose this career – to help people,” she said. “Gothenburg Health also allows me to have a great home-work life balance.” Knapp is registered through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) to perform ultrasounds in...Read more
August 9, 2022
“Together We Do Great Things” is the theme for National Breastfeeding Month in August this year, which provides an opportunity to focus on resources and opportunities offered by Gothenburg Health for expecting and new mothers. Gothenburg Health now has two Certified Lactation Counselors (CLC) who support families before, during and after delivery. Together, Dani Gilligan and Sarah Dea now provide clinical breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are interested in, have questions about or are experiencing problems during breastfeeding and lactation. Additionally, they...Read more
July 22, 2022
Madison Ristine, OTD, OTR/L joined Gothenburg Health in March to offer occupational therapy in the rehabilitation department and swing bed program. However, when presented with the need for someone to be certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Ristine rose to the occasion. Previously, Alan Daup provided Vestibular Rehabilitation to patients at Gothenburg Health. With his absence, Ristine said she thought it sounded interesting and agreed to take the 12 hour, online course with labs and exam. She is now certified through PESI to provide Vestibular Rehabilitation to her patients. Vestibular...Read more
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

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