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Happy Easter!

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May this Easter Sunday fill you with hope, happiness, and prosperity. Happy Easter!

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Partnering CEO’s Attend AHA!

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RPM is incredibly fortunate to be working with hospitals with great and pro-active leadership. Just last week, Lori Mazanec, Box Butte General Hospital CEO, and Leslie Marsh, Lexington Regional Health Center CEO, attended the American Hospital Association conference in Washington D.C.! They visited with Nebraska delegation (Senator Deb Fisher, Congressman Adrian Smith, and Senator Ben Sasse) about federal and state healthcare issues. Thank you both and all of those who supported rural health!!

#ruralmatters #ruralheath #ruralhealthcare #RPM #ruralpartners #ruralpartnersinmedicine #BBGH #LRHC

Lori Mazanec, BBGH CEO, and Leslie March, LRHC CEO, attending American Hospital Association conference.
Photo courtesy of BBGH’s Facebook page.

When Neck Cracking Needs Medical Attention?

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While it is fairly common for cracking and grinding sounds to occur during neck movements, you might still wonder why it happens and when is it time to see a doctor. The exact reasons for neck cracking aren’t always known, however, a few common causes include pressure changes within the cervical facet joints, ligament or tendon movements around a bone or near their bony attachments and adjacent bones grinding together.

So, when is it time to visit a doctor? You plan to visit with a doctor when the cracking includes swelling, frequent and constant pain, is accompanied by a recent accident or injury, and/or after recent surgery.

To learn more about neck cracking and grinding, please visit Causes of Neck Cracking and Grinding Sounds.

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Retirement Donated to Save Rural Hospital

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In the rural community of Pauls Valley, OK, a married couple decided to donate half of their retirement to their rural community hospital. Why? Their reasoning was simple. Without a hospital in town, they won’t need to worry about as long as a retirement. What are your thoughts on this? Would you do everything you could to save your community hospital?

Sadly, it was announced Pauls Valley Hospital would be closing their doors until more donations are received.

To read the full article, please visit Critical Condition: The Crisis of Rural Medical Care.

Photo: CBS News

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LRHC Success with Dr. Schopp

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A Success story shared from Lexington Regional Health Center: Inga Miller had a total hip replacement done by Dr. Jeffrey Schopp. “My hip surgery changed my life. I waitress, now I can do what I love with no pain. Lexington hospital rocks, everyone is wonderful – Inga.”

Inga, Travis Barkmeier, NP, and Dr. Schopp (Photo courtesy of LRMC’s Facebook page)


Rural Hospital Crisis

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Watch this powerful video showing why rural healthcare matters! With 99 rural hospital closures since 2010, patients aren’t receiving the care they need and hospital employees are losing their jobs. All having detrimental impacts on the community.

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Welcome Dr. Ken McCalla!

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RPM would like to welcome Dr. Ken McCalla, a board-certified Urologist. He grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, and attended the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, where he earned his undergraduate degree. Dr. McCalla completed his medical degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, and finished his internship and residency at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. For over 20 years, he has been serving outpatient communities in Nebraska. Today, Dr. McCalla is visiting Cambridge, Lexington, and Valentine, NE twice a month.

Dr. Schopp Visiting Hugo, CO!

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Dr. Jeffrey Schopp, Orthopedic Surgeon has joined the specialty clinic lineup at Lincoln County Hospital (LCH) in Hugo, CO. A native of central Illinois, he enjoys practicing as a general orthopod in a rural community. With patients ranging from young children to the older adult population, his experience offers a wide variety of procedures from the simple to the more complex.

Dr. Schopp will visit LCH every other Friday. To request an appointment, please call 719-743-2718!

Photo: Lincoln Community Hospital

Hospital Opens Bar = Solving Healthcare Problems

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Northrop University Hospital in New York recently opened a bar in their lobby. The CFO, Tipsy Buzzington, said, “The establishment welcomes employees, patients, families, and everyone who feels like a drink when they step out of the hospital, which is EVERYBODY.” Buzzington continues, “Look, Medicaid pays $18 dollars for a heart cath.  We can’t keep the lights on with that, but check out our Code Mellow or Bacardiac Spasm, delicious party bowls of spirits and tropical juices!  We charge $34 for each.  See that table of three ICU nurses? They’re on their fifth!  Cha-ching!”

Buzzington goes on to share while the initial idea was purely financial, additional bar benefits became apparent immediately.  Employee morale has skyrocketed and sick days are taken less frequently. Patient mortality has dipped and patient satisfaction has never been higher.

What are your thoughts on this idea?

Read the entire article published by Gomer Blog here: Hospital Opens Bar, All Healthcare Problems Solved.



Dr. Verploeg Visiting Grant, NE

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Perkins County Health Services welcome Dr. Eric Verploeg, orthopedic surgeon to Perkins County Health Services Specialty Clinic.

Dr. Verploeg will provide a full range of general and advanced orthopedic surgery, including arthroscopy, total joint replacement, and sports injuries. To make an appointment, please call Perkins County Health Services Specialty Clinic at 308-352-7200.

Our New Office Address

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Rural Partners in Medicine is excited to announce the opening of our new office located within the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, CO. Please update your records with our new address, 11880 Airport Way Broomfield, CO 80021.

RPM Newsletter: The Connector

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Congrats Purple Heart Summits Team!

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Update from Purple Heart Summits Facebook page: From wanting to quit on life to now being one mountain away from becoming the first combat wounded Purple Heart recipient to achieve the world’s 7 Summits – congratulations Benjamin Breckheimer & climbing partner Bryan Scheer M.D. on Vinson Massif Success!!! #purpleheartsummits #RPM #ruralpartnersinmedicine #teamNZ Colgan Foundation Big Agnes Honey Stinger Wrangler Trango Extraordinary Climbing Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions #ONETEAMUSA

Photos courtesy of Purple Heart Summits. To learn more, visit Purple Heart Summits’ Facebook page.


Purple Heart Summits Update

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Update from Purple Hearts Summits as of January 8th: Purple Heart Summits Vinson Massif team remains safe and warm at Union Glacier – weather should be improving today – providing good chance Benjamin Breckheimer & Doc Bryan Scheer, will get off the ice and fly north today or tomorrow. #purpleheartsummits

Standing on Top of the Bottom of the World

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Update from Purple Hearts Summits: As of Jan 4th, Benjamin Breckheimer & Bryan Scheer M.D. stood on top of the bottom of the world today and are now back down to High Camp with smiles on their faces! The team should descend to Union Glacier Base Camp tomorrow. #1toGo #purpleheart7summits #purpleheartsummits

Happy New Year!

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We wish you a new year rich with the blessings of love, joy, warmth, and laughter. Wishing you good health, happiness, and success in the coming year and always.

Happy New Year from your friends at RPM!

There is Still Time…

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Have you been waiting to see an orthopedic surgeon? Well, there is still time this year to make an appointment. To visit with Dr. Schopp in Lexington, NE call (308) 324-8343.


Dr. Schopp just got done with surgery! There are still appointments available to get in before the end of the year. Call (308) 324-8343 to schedule yours!

Posted by Lexington Regional Health Center on Tuesday, December 4, 2018