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Month: November 2018

Orthopedics Can Change a Person’s Life!

· In the News ·

“Orthopedics can really change a person’s life, change their quality of life and that’s gratifying” said by Dr. Jeffrey Schopp, Lexington Regional Orthopedics Surgeon. To visit with Dr. Schopp at Lexington Regional Health Center, please call 308-324-8343.

Orthopedics at Lexington Regional Health Center

We have an excellent orthopedic surgeon right here in Lexington. Dr. Schopp is a highly experienced orthopedic surgeon and can perform a wide variety of procedures. You have a choice where you receive specialized care. Ask your doctor about Orthopedic Services at Lexington Regional Health Center.

Posted by Lexington Regional Health Center on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

· In the News ·

“Thanksgiving is the day we start getting in shape … to play Santa Claus.” – Melanie White

In observance of Thanksgiving, RPM will be closed November 22-23. If you need immediate assistance, please call 720-432-4419.

Phelps Provides Passionate Spine Surgeon, Dr. Fabian

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Ever wonder why a highly experienced surgeon would enjoy working in a rural community?

Dr. Henry Fabian, Jr., Phelps Memorial Spine Surgeon, is passionate about practicing in rural communities and is drawn to there because of the strong work ethic of their residents and local healthcare community. “When you come into a community like Holdrege where people are so invested in their hospital and there is so much support from the community, it makes me want to come back time after time. Practicing here has been some of the most rewarding work I’ve done” said Dr. Henry Fabian, Jr.

To learn more about Dr. Fabian and the spine program at Phelps Memorial, watch the video provided by Phelp Memorial or schedule an appointment by calling 308-995-2942.

Dr. Henry Fabian, Jr.

Dr. Henry Fabian, Jr., Phelps Memorial Spine Surgeon, is passionate about practicing in rural communities. He was drawn to rural Nebraska because of the strong work ethic of our residents and local healthcare community."When you come into a community like Holdrege where people are so invested in their hospital and there is so much support from the community, it makes me want to come back time after time. Practicing here has been some of the most rewarding work I've done." ~Dr. Henry Fabian, Jr.To schedule a visit with Dr. Fabian and his team, contact us at 308.995.2942.

Posted by Phelps Memorial Health Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018

National Rural Health Day!

· In the News ·

National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America. It also gives a chance to bring awareness to the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face.

Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why nearly 62 million people – nearly one in five Americans – call them home. These small towns, farming communities and frontier areas are places where neighbors know each other, listen to each other, respect each other and work together to benefit the greater good. These communities provide the rest of the country with a wealth of services and commodities, and they are the economic engine that has helped the United State become the world economic power it is today.

Today more than ever, rural communities must address accessibility issues, a lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of un- and under- insured citizens. And rural hospitals – which are often the economic foundation of their communities in addition to being the primary providers of care – struggle daily as declining reimbursement rates and disproportionate funding levels make it challenging to serve their residents. Take a minute to think about how you can help address these issues and bring power back rural America.

RPM would like to thank all of our partners who make it possible to empower rural health!

Visit Chadron Orthopedics Today!

· In the News ·

Looking for an orthopedic surgeon in Chadron, NE? Let Dr. Michael Wasser, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, assist you with your knee, hip or shoulder pain. Dr. Wasser visits Chadron every other week. To set up an appointment, please call 308-432-5586.

Posted by Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

 

Hospital Turns to GoFundMe

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In a recent article published by HealhcareDive.com, Pauls Valley Hospital in rural Oklahoma was having some difficulties maintaining payroll while paying some of its debt. So, their new CEO, Frank Avignone turned to GoFundMe and the community, asking them to open their wallets to keep the facility open. Avignone mentions in the GoFundMe page, if the hospital closes, patients will have to travel at least 30 minutes to another acute-care facility.

What are thoughts on turning to GoFundMe for help to keep the hospital afloat? Pauls Valley Hospital is not the only rural community suffering. So far in 2018, there have been 5 hospital closures, according to the data tallied by the University’s Sheps Center and a total of 88 rural hospitals have closed in 2010.

Update: As on October 23, 2018, Pauls Valley Hospital received $3840 of their $2,000,000 goal.

To read the entire article, please visit Oklahoma Hospital Turns to GoFundMe.