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Great Plains Health conducts robotic procedure to treat enlarged prostrate

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health - Dec. 2, 2022

Dr. Millie Erickson, board-certified urologist at Great Plains Health Urology, has completed the first Aquablation therapy treatment in North Platte. Aquablation is an innovative robotic procedure that treats bothersome urinary symptoms in men as a result of an enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Great Plains Health is one of only […]

Great Plains Health conducts robotic procedure to treat enlarged prostrate

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health -

Dr. Millie Erickson, board-certified urologist at Great Plains Health Urology, has completed the first Aquablation therapy treatment in North Platte. Aquablation is an innovative robotic procedure that treats bothersome urinary symptoms in men as a result of an enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Great Plains Health is one of only […]

North Platte physician is philanthropist too

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health - Nov. 23, 2022

In his role as a physician, Dr. Todd Hlavaty of the Callahan Cancer Center, gets a firsthand look at the impact of the Great Plains Health Care Foundation. “I can see directly what we give through the lives of our patients,” Hlavaty said recently. “The foundation enhances my ability to practice, and it’s just incredible […]

North Platte physician is philanthropist too

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health -

In his role as a physician, Dr. Todd Hlavaty of the Callahan Cancer Center, gets a firsthand look at the impact of the Great Plains Health Care Foundation. “I can see directly what we give through the lives of our patients,” Hlavaty said recently. “The foundation enhances my ability to practice, and it’s just incredible […]

Casey Fowler receives hospital’s Caring Kind award

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health - Oct. 31, 2022

Physician Assistant Casey Fowler of Great Plains Health Orthopedics is honored as the recipient of the Caring Kind award for 2022. The Caring Kind award pays tribute to healthcare employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with coworkers and dedication to excellence in the role they play at their facility. It is a longstanding […]

Casey Fowler receives hospital’s Caring Kind award

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health -

Physician Assistant Casey Fowler of Great Plains Health Orthopedics is honored as the recipient of the Caring Kind award for 2022. The Caring Kind award pays tribute to healthcare employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with coworkers and dedication to excellence in the role they play at their facility. It is a longstanding […]

Advisory: Great Plains Health plans active shooter drill

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health - Oct. 25, 2022

An active-shooter response drill will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 at the North Platte Health Pavilion, 611 W. Francis. The drill will simulate an active shooter and a coordinated response by first responders. Law enforcement will respond to the Health Pavilion and victims will be taken to the emergency room at […]

Advisory: Great Plains Health plans active shooter drill

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health -

An active-shooter response drill will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28 at the North Platte Health Pavilion, 611 W. Francis. The drill will simulate an active shooter and a coordinated response by first responders. Law enforcement will respond to the Health Pavilion and victims will be taken to the emergency room at […]

Great Plains Health receives award for emergency heart diagnostics

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health - Oct. 5, 2022

Great Plains Health has earned a Quest for Excellence award in the non-critical access hospital division, demonstrating commitment to emergency and heart attack patient care. After a rigorous application process and committee review, the Nebraska Hospital Association granted the award for quality improvement. “Quality and patient care is our top priority – always,” Barb Petersen, […]

Great Plains Health receives award for emergency heart diagnostics

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health -

Great Plains Health has earned a Quest for Excellence award in the non-critical access hospital division, demonstrating commitment to emergency and heart attack patient care. After a rigorous application process and committee review, the Nebraska Hospital Association granted the award for quality improvement. “Quality and patient care is our top priority – always,” Barb Petersen, […]

Callahan Cancer Center earns national accreditation

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health - Apr. 7, 2022

The Callahan Cancer Center at Great Plains Health has again earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through surveys and maintain levels of excellence in […]

Callahan Cancer Center earns national accreditation

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health -

The Callahan Cancer Center at Great Plains Health has again earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through surveys and maintain levels of excellence in […]

Great Plains Health receives disease specific certification

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health - Mar. 7, 2022

Great Plains Health has been surveyed by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) and has successfully met the requirements for Disease Specific Certifications in Joint Replacement and in Primary Stroke. This certification reflects a hospital’s ability to provide evidence-based best practices to both of these patient populations. “CIHQ is arguably the most rigorous […]

Great Plains Health receives disease specific certification

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health -

Great Plains Health has been surveyed by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) and has successfully met the requirements for Disease Specific Certifications in Joint Replacement and in Primary Stroke. This certification reflects a hospital’s ability to provide evidence-based best practices to both of these patient populations. “CIHQ is arguably the most rigorous […]

Great Plains Health contributes to research on stroke treatments

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health - Feb. 25, 2022

Does a provider’s comfort and confidence in certain stroke medicines vary based on whether they are in a rural or urban setting? That is the question that healthcare professionals, including Chastity Orr at Great Plains Health, sought to answer. Orr, MSN, RN, is the GPH stroke coordinator. Along with stroke experts across Nebraska, she partnered […]

Great Plains Health contributes to research on stroke treatments

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health -

Does a provider’s comfort and confidence in certain stroke medicines vary based on whether they are in a rural or urban setting? That is the question that healthcare professionals, including Chastity Orr at Great Plains Health, sought to answer. Orr, MSN, RN, is the GPH stroke coordinator. Along with stroke experts across Nebraska, she partnered […]

Hospital now offers ketamine treatments

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health - Jan. 1, 2022

Great Plains Health Pain Management now offers ketamine infusions in the clinic setting, allowing greater capacity for more service in same-day surgery. Ketamine is an alternative to opioids for pain relief and a treatment. For some patients, ketamine is effective when no other treatments have eased pain. Dr. Aleeta Somers-Dehaney, medical director of interventional pain […]

Hospital now offers ketamine treatments

Mary Roberts, Great Plains Health -

Great Plains Health Pain Management now offers ketamine infusions in the clinic setting, allowing greater capacity for more service in same-day surgery. Ketamine is an alternative to opioids for pain relief and a treatment. For some patients, ketamine is effective when no other treatments have eased pain. Dr. Aleeta Somers-Dehaney, medical director of interventional pain […]