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Welcome Our New Clinical Coordinator!

· In the News ·

We are excited to announce a new team member to the Rural Partners in Medicine team! Lindsay Burkey, RN has joined RPM as our Clinical Coordinator, a new role at RPM, where she will be a valuable resource to our existing hospital partners on running efficient specialty surgical programs and assist new partners in onboarding the RPM program. Most recently, Lindsay was the Specialty Clinic Leader for one of RPM’s longstanding partners where she helped implement and streamline multiple surgical specialties.

Over the next few weeks and months, you may be hearing from Lindsay as she begins to get integrated with you all, our partners. If you need to reach her, you can contact her at lindsayb@ruralpartner.com.

#RPM #ruralpartnersinmedicine #clinicalcoordinator #ruralhealth #ruralmatters #newmember #welcome

First Total Knee in Blair – Congratulations!

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Congratulations to MCH&HS in Blair, NE and Dr. Steven Kitchen for performing the first total knee replacement surgery in Blair this week!

According to a recent Facebook post from MCH&HS, Manny Wolf, President and CEO, states: “We are proud to bring this surgical service to Blair and to have the ability to offer a program that is focused on great patient care, safety and patient satisfaction. Our multidisciplinary team has been preparing for this moment for months and with the completion of this surgery is celebrating this amazing milestone.’

This will be the first of many joint replacement procedures and other comprehensive Orthopedic procedures at MCH&HS. The beautiful facility and personal attention will make this a wonderful place for patients to receive orthopedic surgical services.

#blairne #totalknee #ruralhealth #ruralrocks #waytogo #rpm #specialtycare #ruralpartnersinmedicine #mchhs

First Meniscus Transplant Successfully Performed at Nebraska Medicine

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For 18-year-old Kris Kodat, his life just got a little better.

After years of chronic pain, Koldat visited with Dr. Matt Toa, Orthopedic Surgeon at Nebraska Medicine, for additional help after suffering years of chronic knee pain. Dr. Toa said, “My main goals for him were: decrease his pain, get him back to relatively normal function and let him do the kinds of things that he wants to do on a daily basis”. To do this Dr. Toa decided to sign Kodat up for a meniscal transplant and after a six-month wait, they got the call.

“So we literally just take a meniscus from a cadaver donor and put it into a knee, a patient’s knee like Kris’,” Tao said.

Kodat is the first patient to have this type of transplant surgery at Nebraska Medicine and like other transplants, he will likely need another sometime in the future. “We know that that’s not a normal knee, even with the meniscal transplant. It’s a great surgery when you need it, but it doesn’t last forever,” Tao said.

Kodat is expected to make a nearly full recovery after eight months of physical therapy.

According to Tao, since Kodat’s surgery four months ago, he’s performed similar surgeries two more times to other patients.

To read the full article, please visit KETV.COM.

 

Purple Hearts Summit Update

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As of Tuesday, May 14, the American300 Purple Heart Summits Team which includes our CEO, Dr. Bryan Scheer is at the Base Camp of Denali. It sounds like lots of snow in the forecast so we’ll continue to give you updates as we receive them. #goteam #american300 #rpm #ruralpartnersinmedicine #purpleheartsummits

Dr. Bomberg to Visit a New Partnering Hospital

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We are excited for Bryan Bomberg, M.D. to visit a new partner of ours, Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, CO. Dr. Bomberg is well-known for his well-diverse range of orthopedic experience, including experience as an assistant team physician for the NFL New England Patriots and NHL Boston Bruins, and also as a staff orthopedic surgeon at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. In addition to practicing in Lamar, Dr. Bomberg will continue to visit Alliance, NE for consultations, appointments, and surgeries.

If you wish to visit with Dr. Bomberg, please call 719-336-6767 (Lamar) or (308) 762-7244 (Alliance).

#drbomberg #lamarco #alliancene #ruralhealth #orthopedics #RPM #ruralpartnersinmedicine

Happy Nurses Week!

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Thank you to all the nurses out there. We truly appreciate all you do!

#nursesweek #celebrate #ruralheath #rpm #ruralpartnersinmedicine #weapprecaiteyou

Dr. Scheer Helping a Veteran Summit Mountains

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We are incredibility proud of our CEO, Bryan Scheer, M.D. His kindness and love to give back to communities around him has led him to team up with American 300 Purple Heart Summits. Through this program Dr. Scheer has partnered with Ben Breckheimer, a U.S. Army veteran. The goal to assist Ben with becoming the first combat-wounded warrior to summit the highest peaks on each of the seven continents. These seven summits are Aconcagua in South America, Denali in North America, Mount Elbrus in Europe, Carstensz Pyramid in Oceana, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Vinson in Antarctica and, Everest in Asia.

Next week, the team will head to Denali. We wish them all safe travels and the best of luck!

To learn more about Dr. Scheer’s adventures with American300, please read a recent article published by Steamboat Pilot & Today, Steamboat doctor helps veteran summit the tallest mountains in the world.

Ben Breckheimer and Bryan Scheer, M.D. in Antarctica.

#American300 #Denali #Sevensummitstour #teamwork #dreamwork #RPM #ruralpartnersinmedicine

Welcome Brodstone Memorial Hospital!

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RPM’s is excited to announce a new partner of ours, Brodstone Memorial Hospital (BMH) located in Superior, NE. BMH has partnered with RPM and Dr. William Waller to provider Urology services every other week beginning in mid-May. To book an appointment with Dr. Waller in Superior, please call 402-207-1540.

#ruralhealth #RPM #ruralpartners #CAH #Superiorne #Brodstone #ruralpartnersinmedicine #ruralhealthmatter #urology #may

Happy Easter!

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

#ruralpartners #RPM #happyeaster #easteregghunt #ruralpartnersincmedicine #springishere

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.

#selfhealth #ruralhealth #ruralpartnersinmedicine #rpm

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

#ruralhealth #ruralhealtmatter #ruralpartnersinmedicine #RPM

 

 

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.

#ruralhealth #ruralmedicine #RPM #ruralpartnersinmedicine #offeringspecialitycare

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.

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