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March 1, 2018
Our 2018 Gala was a huge success thanks to our many generous sponsors, donors, and patrons. We successfully raised over $70,000 finishing our $4,950,000 fundraising campaign for the Gothenburg YMCA. Thank you to all who helped make this incredible dream a reality! Check out this video celebrating the multi-year journey of our successful capital campaign: The new YMCA building is on track to be finished on April 17 while the grand opening is scheduled for April 27, 2018. All are welcome and encouraged to attend this momentous occasion. Please contact Becky Jobman for more information:...Read more
January 31, 2018
Several deaths reported with this year’s strain By ELLEN MORTENSEN Gothenburg Times Managing Editor The following article has been re-published with permission from The Gothenburg Times. The article was originally published in the Gothenburg Times on January 31, 2018. We are in the throes of flu season, and state health officials say that in Nebraska, along with the rest of the nation, this year’s strain is particularly severe. There have been several reports from across the country of flu-related hospitalizations and deaths, and just last week a child flu-related death in central Nebraska...Read more
January 18, 2018
Grant Deadline Extended to finish YMCA Fundraising Since 2015, the Gothenburg Health Foundation has been engaged in a major capital campaign to raise $4.95 million required to build the Gothenburg YMCA. The last three years have been marked with numerous milestones as we move progressively closer to the large goal. One particularly significant milestone occurred in November of 2016, when the Sherwood Foundation announced a 2:1 challenge grant in the amount of $895,000. The grant required we fundraise $2 for every $1 Sherwood disbursed. At that time, we had about $2.7 million in fundraising...Read more
January 5, 2018
The Pony Express Foundation Announces $55,000 Gift to Build the Gothenburg YMCA Members of the Pony Express Foundation pictured with members of the Gothenburg Health Foundation and fundraising Steering Committee Front (l-r): Kris Loostrom, Lisa Jorgenson, Will Rahjes, Anne Anderson, Karl Randecker, Becky Jobman, Ross Ristine Back (l-r): Joe Libal, Bruce Clymer, Travis Anderson, Mark Peyton, Verlin Janssen The Gothenburg Pony Express Foundation recently donated $55,000 to the Gothenburg Hospital Foundation to be used toward the community YMCA Building. “The Pony Express Foundation really...Read more
November 30, 2017
MICHELLE CHEW, DNP, JOINS TEAM AT GOTHENBURG HEALTH Gothenburg Health is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Chew, DNP, to our team of Hometown Providers. Michelle will start practicing fulltime on February 1, 2018. Originally from Gothenburg, Michelle graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1985. She went on to get her diploma in nursing from Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings and also cheered at Hastings College while in nursing school. After graduating, Michelle moved to Denver and began working at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in the ICU. Michelle went on to receive...Read more
November 21, 2017
1st Saturday of the Month: Childbirth, Newborn Cares, and Lactation Support Group at Gothenburg Health Having a new baby is such a special time in our lives, but it can also be an anxious time. Gothenburg Health would like to come alongside you and help you prepare for this new bundle of joy! Dr. Anna Dalrymple, Ann Scott, APRN, and Jena Ziemba, RN-BSN, are offering classes to support you during this exciting time. Please join us to learn essential tools about the birthing experience and what to expect after you get home with your new little one. Classes are FREE! Please register by calling...Read more
November 21, 2017
Dr. Shaw’s Tips for Healthy Eating this Holiday Season Dr. Garrett Shaw is a Family Practice provider at Gothenburg Health. The holiday season is an important time of year to spend with family and friends. For many, it can also be a time for over-eating and weight gain. By focusing on a healthy balance of food, activity, and fun, the holiday's don't have to mean weight gain for you. Here are some simple tips to help you stay healthy this holiday season. Be realistic. Don’t try to lose weight during the holidays, focus on maintaining your current weight instead. Portion control. You can still...Read more
November 14, 2017
National Nurse Practitioner Week 2017 is being celebrated November 12-18. Did you know that nurse practitioners offer 234,000 solutions to strengthening health care for America? NPs are the health care providers of choice for millions of Americans each year, thanks to the high-quality, patient-centered primary, acute and specialty care they provide. NPs order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests and can prescribe medication and other treatments. Learn more about NPs and the services they provide at http://aanp.org. Gothenburg Health is thankful to have nurse practitioner, Ann Scott,...Read more
October 12, 2017
Gothenburg Health is so thankful for our two PAs, Aaron Salomon and Natalie Waskowiak . 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 class of PAs from the...Read more
October 11, 2017
Black Hills Corporation (BHC), parent company of Black Hills Energy, recently granted $25,000 to the Gothenburg YMCA project through their foundation. The mission of Black Hills Corporation Foundation states that our future depends on healthy, vibrant communities and opportunities for our friends and neighbors to fulfill their potential. To that end, they make donations for civic, cultural, social and charitable purposes. “We are so grateful for the support of local partners like Black Hills,” stated Becky Jobman, Gothenburg Health Foundation Director, “this financial contribution clearly...Read more

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