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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

Welcome Dr. Allred to Ely, NV & Rock Springs, WY

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It is our pleasure to have Dr. Darin Allred join our team of partnering providers! Dr. Allred is a board-certified orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Long School of Medicine. Dr. Allred then attended the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center for his residency and San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine for his Fellowship.

Dr. Allred started proving orthopedic services for William Bee Ririe Hospital in Ely, NV and Aspen Mountain Medical Center in Rock Springs, WY. To book an appointment, please call (307)352-8900 for Ely or (307) 352-8900 for Rock Springs, WY.

Yuma, CO Partners with Dr. Sanchez, Orthopedic Surgeon

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We are excited to announce our partner, Yuma District Hospital (YDH), will be partnering up with Dr. Anthony Sanchez, Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Surgeon. YDH is a critical access hospital located in Yuma, CO. Together, YDH and Dr. Sanchez will offer joint replacement surgery, ligament and joint reconstruction, sports medicine and injuries, arthroscopic surgery for the shoulder and knee and orthopedic trauma to the community.

Dr. Sanchez will visit Yuma every other week started August 7. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanchez, please call (970) 848-5405.

#ruralheath #RPM #ruralpartners @ruralpartnersinmedicine #orthopedics #hospital #sportsmedicine #partners #ruralhealthcarerocks #supportrural #yuma #yumaco #yumadistricthospital

Provider Spotlight: Dr. Kaare Kolstad

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Dr. Kaare Kolstad is well trained to manage all aspects of Orthopedic care including fractures and strains, joint pain, joint disease, osteoarthritis, joint replacement surgery, shoulder dislocations, rotator cuff tears. He has a strong patient-centered background and his care philosophy is “I believe in treating the whole person rather than a single illness or injury. With a focus on compassionate care, an emphasis on quality and access to the best tools and technology, we always strive to provide a patient-centered approach to health and healing for every patient.”

If you are interested in visiting with Dr. Kolstad, please see him at one of his three RPM locations by calling Rawlins, WY at (307)324-2221,  Rock Springs, WY at (307)352-8900 and Winner, SD (605)842-7100.

#ruralhealth #kosltad #orthopedics #sportsmedicine #jointpain #jointreplacement #rawlinswy #rockspringswy #winnersd #ruralpartnersinemeidicine #RPM

Regional West Celebrates 95 Years

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Congratulations to our partner, Regional West in Scottsbluff, NE. They are celebrating 95 years of service this year. According to a recent post on their Facebook page, on May 6, 1967, the new 112-bed West Nebraska General Hospital opened by land donated by Roy Ruggar. Today, RPM is partnered with Region West to provide orthopedics and sports medicine. #congrats #regionalwest95 #ruralhealth #ruralpartners

Welcome New Partner, Holton, KS!

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Holton Community Hospital (HCH) is one of RPM’s newest hospital partners! Located in Holton, KS, HCH is a not-for-profit critical access hospital. Starting August 14, Dr. Steven Kitchen will partner with HCH to provider orthopedic and sports medicine services! To make an appointment, please call, 785-364-9681.

#ruralheath #holtonks #RPM #ruralpartners @ruralpartnersinmedicine #orthopedics #hospital #sportsmedicine #holtoncommunityhospital #partners #ruralhealthcarerocks #supportrural

Happy Independence Day!

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We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Independence Day!

#ruralpartnersinmedicine #ruralhealth #America #thebeautiful #independence #fourthofjuly

Dr. McCalla Promoting Men’s Health

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Dr. Ken McCalla, Urologist, and Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) held a wellness talk last month to promote Men’s Health. According to Dr. McCalla, “It is important to speak about men’s health because all men, if they live long enough, will develop prostate cancer. Fortunately, blood tests can be used to help detect this cancer.” Among prostate issues, Dr. McCalla’s practice center on the following: testicular, and bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, kidney stones, male infertility, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), varicocele, hydrocele, cystitis, UTI’s, urinary retention, circumcision, vasectomy, Botox injection, and catheter management.

To read more about Dr. McCalla’s wellness talk, please visit LRHC Wellness Connection focuses on Men’s Health Month.

Dr. McCalla visits Lexington Regional Health Center (Lexington, NE), Tri Valley Health System (Cambridge, NE) and Cherry County Hospital (Valentine, NE) twice a month. You can schedule an appointment with him by calling Lexington at (308)324-8343, Cambridge at (308)697-3329, or Valentine at (402)376-2525.

#ruralheath #RPM #ruralpartners #ruralpartnersinmedicine #Urology #prostatehealth #menshealth #hospital #partners #ruralhealthcarerocks #supportrural #lexingtonne #cambridgene #valentinene #preventcancer

pc: C-H photo • Brian Neben

Holyoke, CO Welcomes New Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Surgeon

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We are pleased to announce our partner, Melissa Memorial Hospital (MMH), will be partnering up with Dr. Anthony Sanchez, Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Surgeon. MMH is a critical access hospital located in Holyoke, CO. Together, MMH and Dr. Sanchez will offer joint replacement surgery, ligament and joint reconstruction, sports medicine and injuries, arthroscopic surgery for the shoulder and knee and orthopedic trauma to the community.

Dr. Sanchez will visit Holyoke every other week starting August 14. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Sanchez, please call (970) 854-2241.

#ruralheath #holtonks #RPM #ruralpartners #ruralpartnersinmedicine #orthopedics #hospital #sportsmedicine #holtoncommunityhospital #partners #ruralhealthcarerocks #supportrural

Welcome Our New Clinical Coordinator!

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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

#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.