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CMS’ Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2020

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2020. Of the 407 hospitals receivng a rating of five stars, RPM had two partners on the list.

CMS’ assigned star ratings to more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on their performance across seven areas of quality. This is the first star ratings update since February 2019. This year:

• 228 hospitals received one star
• 710 hospitals received two stars
• 1,191 hospitals received three stars
• 1,136 hospitals received four stars
• 407 hospitals received five stars

Partnering hospitals of RPM, who received five stars are Brodstone Memorial Hospital (Superior) and Phelps Memorial Health Center (Holdrege).

#ruralhealth #ruralmatters #rpm #ruralpartnersinmedicine

Congrats, Kaitlyn, BBGH Employee of the Month

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Box Butte General Hospital (BBGH) announced their employee of the month is Kaitlyn Stabnow RN, BSN, CNOR! Kaitlyn is the OR director at BBGH and is truly a team player and an important member of the BBGH team. Kaitlyn works with the majority of our providers and we appreciate all that she does. Congratulations, Kaitlyn!

 

#Shareyouremployeeofthemonth #teamworkmakesdreamwork #BBGH #Alliance #Congrats #ordiector

 

Orthopedics in Blair, NE

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Looking for an orthopedic surgeon in the Blair, NE area? Look no further than Memorial Community Hospital & Health System in Blair, NE.

 

Testimonial Tuesday From Lexington, NE

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Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC)recently posted a wonderful testimonial about Dr. Jeffrey Schopp after a patient had her right knee replaced! The patient said she is looking forward to being able to enjoy house work and yard work now that she is feeling better. “I am happy with all the care and concern from everyone here at the hospital.”

Thank you for sharing this testimonial, LRHC! Keep up the great care.

#ruralhealth #ruralmatters #orthopedics

 

 

Happy New Year!

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Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness, and prosperity for you, happy new year. Please note in observance of the Holidays, RPM will be closed December 31 – January 1. If you need immediate assistance, please call 720-432-4419.

 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

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May the Holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. Please note in observance of the Holidays, RPM will be closed December 24-25. If you need immediate assistance, please call 720-432-4419.

Welcome Tiffany Klosterman, PA-C

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Tiffany Klosterman, PA-C joined the RPM team a few months back as an orthopedic physician assistant and we are excited to have her! Tiffany is assisting Dr. Michael Wasser in Chadron, NE, Dr. Bryan Bomberg in Alliance, NE and Dr. Stu Myers in Scottsbluff, NE. In addition, Tiffany will host an orthopedic clinic on the provider’s off week as well as assist Dr. William Waller with his urology clinic.

#pa #weloveourpas #thankyou #chadronne #alliancene #scottsbluffne #ruralpartners

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Happy Thanksgiving!

Please note in observance of Thanksgiving, RPM will be closed November 28-29. If you need immediate assistance, please call 720-432-4419.

Know the Signs of a Stroke

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Remember to act FAST!

If the answer to any of the questions below is yes, there’s a high probability that the person is having a stroke.

Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Does he or she fail to repeat the sentence correctly?

Time: If the answer to any of these questions is yes, time is important. Call 911 or get to the hospital fast. Brain cells are dying.

Welcome Dr. Thomas Saylor

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We are excited to welcome Dr. Thomas Saylor, Orthopedic Upper Extremity Specialist who will be visiting Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) once a month. Dr. Saylor has experience working with the St. Louis Cardinals, PGA and LPGA Tours. He specializes in everything from the fingers to shoulders including carpal tunnel decompression, joint arthroscopy, lower arm/elbow/wrist fractures, total shoulders, tendon repairs, microvascular surgery and much more!

To schedule an appointment, call LRHC today,  (308) 324-8343!

#LRHC #lexingtonne #orthopedics #fingerstoshoulders #saylor #ruralhealth #ruralpartnersinmedicine #RPM

 

Lexington Shares Ortho Success Story!

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Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) in Lexington, NE recently had a patient who had a total knee surgery with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Schopp. The patient shared, “I was extremely nervous at the beginning of this process, but the staff assured my concerns by answering all of my questions in a positive and professional manner. The outcome has been more than satisfactory. Dr. Schopp and Travis have provided me with a new lease on life. I am very satisfied with my surgery.”

Thank you so much to the patient and LRHC for sharing this wonderful testimonial!

#teamwork #dreamwork #waytogo #ortho #orthopedics #totalknee #needyoursdone #callus #LRHC #Lexingtonne #ruralpartners #rpm

The Red Arrows @ Our Headquarters

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Last month, the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport hosted the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. It was such a great sight from our headquarters! Thanks to Mountain Aviation for sharing these amazing photos.

#ruralpartnersinmedicine #wow #redwhiteandblue #redarrows #quitetheshow #mountainAviation #RMMA #BJC #broomfieldco

2019 Leadership Summit

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Thank you to all those who attended the 2019 Leadership Summit in Steamboat Springs, CO. The event was filled with many speakers from different facets of healthcare and networking events such as golf, hiking and socials. Please stay tuned for details regarding next year’s summit!

#ruralhealth #ruralpartnersinmedicine #summit #2019 #specialitycare #rpm #thankyou #ourpartnersrock

 

The Effects of Not Sleeping Enough

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What happens to your body when you aren’t getting enough sleep? According to a recent article published by Spine-health, the following conditions can occur to your body over the long-term when you don’t get enough sleep:

  1. Increased risk of type 2 diabetes
  2. Elevated blood pressure
  3. Weight gain
  4. Increased risk of cardiovascular problems
  5. Short and long-term memory problems
  6. Difficulty with concentration
  7. Increased stress

So, if you are not sleeping 8 hours a night, it’s time to start trying before more long-term effects happen to you! To read more about this article, please visit What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Sleep.

#sleepmore #fingerscrossed #8hoursmatters #nightynight

General Surgery in Holyoke, CO

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Did you know along with an orthopedic program, Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, CO has a general surgery program with RPM? It’s true! Dr. Zach Hartman, a board-certified general surgeon, visits Holyoke many times a month. He practices the full scope of general surgery, including surgical diseases of the chest, abdomen, skin, neck, emergency surgery, and trauma. He has expertise in minimally invasive surgery, advanced laparoscopy, and robotic surgery and also does endoscopy and colonoscopy. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hartman, please call 970-854-2241.

#generalsurgery #holyokeco #rpm #ruralhealth #ruralpartners

Results of the BBGH Golf Tournament

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Congratulations to Box Butte General Hospital on a successful golf tournament and to our RPM team consisting of Bryan Scheer, MD, Chris Pusey, Scott Dulaney, and Brian Simmons for placing 2nd place!

#golfgame #nothingontiger #ruralhealth #ruralpartners #winners #ruralhealth #bbgh #alliancene

 

 

 

Orthopedics Joins Brown County Hospital

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We are excited to announce Dr. Michael Sisk, and Tracy Ray, PA-C will be providing orthopedics services to Brown County Hospital (BCH) in addition to Valentine, NE. Tracy Ray, PA-C will visit BCH every other week while Dr. Sisk will hold clinics once a month. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, call the BCH Specialty Clinic, 4021-387-2067.

 

Dundy County Hospital Expands Thanks to Donations

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According to a recent article published by 3 News Now, 29 of 71 rural hospitals in Nebraska are operating in the red due to several factors, declining populations, federal sequestration, and changes to medicaid/medicare under the Affordable Care Act. This puts many rural hospitals in danger of staying afloat, including Dundy County Hospital (DCH) in Benkelman, NE. However, DCH isn’t allowing their struggles to prevent them from operating. Thanks to local donations and support from the county, the hospital will continue to operate and plan a $3.8 million expansion project. Since the nearest hospital is 38 miles aware, this is great news for the residents around Benkelman.

To read the entire article from 3 News Now, please visit Despite tight budget, hospital in small town expands thanks to donations

#fight4ruralhealth #ruralhealtcare #ruralpartners #support #greatworkbenkelman #teamwork #ruralhealthmatters #benkelmanne #dundycountyhospital

LRHC & Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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A recent post from Lexington Regional Health Center, “Testimonial Tuesday! Chris Hill recently had spinal surgery with Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. John Ray.
Chris is looking forward to returning to work and to live life without pain. He is going to walk and travel more! “Dr. Ray was very friendly and professional. The surgery went great, very little pain and quick recovery. – Chris””

We’re so happy to hear about your great experience!

#ruralhealth #orthospine #lexingtonne #drrayinthehouse

 

A Patient Testimonial from Blair, NE

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A wonderful testimonial was shared with us after one of our providers, Dr. Kitchen, performed a total knee replacement at Memorial Community Hospital & Health System in Blair, NE. Great work to everyone involved to make this a successful experience for the patient.

“On May 28th I (the patient) had my left knee replaced at your hospital and I wanted to thank you and your staff for doing a great job! Starting with Dana McCabe my PA, her fore site got things going. Megan the surgery nurse, led me through Joint Camp and did a great job coordinating everybody involved. Dr. Steven Kitchen is an amazing surgeon and I can never express enough my gratitude for his skills.  Bruce Town, PA was always there to answer my never ending questions. The Surgery folks were all exceptional and always kept me informed about what I was going to do next. The nurses that looked over me always made sure I was comfortable (and brought me ice cream at nite !!). Ryan my Physical Therapist worked me over regularly and pushed me when I didn’t think  I could do more.

Thanks to you and your staff for an operation and recovery that far exceeded my expectations!!”

#ruralrocks #ruralhealth #RPM #orthopedics #totalknee #blairne #ruralpartners #teamwork