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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
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

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