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April 14, 2022
Ashleigh Brown, RN, BSN, CCRP It’s one of the hardest tests to pass, but Ashleigh Brown did it the first time and was one of the first three professionals to become a Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP) in the state of Nebraska in 2015. Ashleigh (Hicken) Brown, Cardiac-Pulmonary Rehab Specialty Clinic Manager at Gothenburg, leads the cardiac rehabilitation program at Gothenburg Health. Having the knowledge and experience of being a registered nurse was a tremendous service, but Brown wanted to do more. It’s her willingness to go above and beyond that stands out. “I had a...Read more
April 7, 2022
Shay Holbrook, RN, BSN, CDCES A diagnosis of diabetes can be daunting. It can feel overwhelming because there is so much to understand about living with diabetes. Yet, having someone in the patient’s corner like Shay Holbrook can make a significant difference. After graduating from Gothenburg High School, Shay (Wear) Holbrook became a registered nurse. However, she didn’t stop there. Holbrook saw a need for specialized care for people with a new or old diagnosis of diabetes in the area, which led her to become a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) The closest...Read more
March 31, 2022
Alisa Crown, RN-BSN, CHC, CRHCP As the Director of Population Health Programs at Gothenburg Health, Alisa Crown strives to provide the best care to patients in a smaller, rural setting. Because of this, she became a Certified Health Coach and a Certified Rural Health Clinic Practitioner (CRHCP). Crown has worked at Gothenburg Health for 15 years but was born and raised in Gothenburg. She is continually striving to better herself and the care offered at Gothenburg Health through advanced certifications. Her desire to go above and beyond is evidence in achieving not one, but two additional...Read more
March 3, 2022
Gothenburg Health announces the hiring of a new pharmacist. Johnna Richter will graduate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center on May 7. Once she is licensed, she take over as a full-time pharmacist. This is a success story for recruitment in rural areas. Rick Zarek, Pharmacy Director at Gothenburg Health, was patient in the recruiting process, and it paid off. People are available, Zarek said, but we had to be patient, and it happened in its own time. Gothenburg Health has grown and the pharmacy has become more focused on patient care. The need for more help had been apparent for...Read more
January 6, 2022
Gothenburg Health is no longer offering a satellite clinic in Brady, NE after January 25, 2022. Gothenburg Health has been privileged to serve the village of Brady through a bi-weekly outreach clinic that began in early 2017. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide healthcare staffing shortages, we have made the difficult decision to end this service as we don’t have the resources to staff it any longer. Our last clinic day in Brady will occur on Tuesday, January 25. Gothenburg Health is looking forward to ongoing wellness support of the community of Brady through unique events,...Read more
December 17, 2021
Carolyn Evenson, RN, BSN was recognized by the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) as one of the 76 Nebraska member hospital employees receiving the organization’s prestigious “The Caring Kind” award for excellence in service. Evenson, an employee of Gothenburg Health for 20 years, has served in several nursing capacities ranging from roles in acute nursing, to quality director, surgery director and most recently, patient services ambassador. She also played a significant role in the organization’s weekly Test Nebraska events to offer free COVID testing to the community. Mick Brant,...Read more
December 13, 2021
Dr. Kayla Knauss reads "Mighty Mighty Construction Site" to Adam Jobman as part of the Reach Out and Read Program. Gothenburg, Nebraska- Reach Out and Read integrates reading aloud into pediatric care, providing books and coaching that help every family make reading a part of their daily routine. Clinicians at Gothenburg Health have decided to introduce this important evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups, by advising parents about the importance of reading aloud and giving developmentally appropriate books to children during well-child visits. “For the past 30 years, the Reach...Read more
October 20, 2021
Gothenburg Health is excited to announce updates to Direct Access Testing (DAT) in our laboratory!Read more
September 29, 2021
Gothenburg Health is excited to announce a recently formed partnership between our Electronic Medical Record (EMR) vendor, Cerner, and Apple Health. What does this mean? This new tool gives Apple Device users the ability to view specifics from their medical record on their mobile device. Patients can also elect to share certain personal health data collected by their iPhone and Apple Watch with healthcare providers or family members. To learn more about Apple's health app, click here . How do I get started? Review this Quick Reference Guide to get started. If you have more questions, please...Read more
September 27, 2021
Gothenburg Health is excited to announce that the recently approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine is available for the GH patient population beginning this Wednesday, September 29. Who is eligible to get a booster shot? According to the CDC, COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago. The following bullets summarize these specifics: ​ 65 years and older 18+ who have underlying medical conditions 18+ who work in high-risk settings 18+ who live in high-risk settings As...Read more

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