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  Physical Therapist Assistant Joins WHMS
October 13, 2017
West Holt Medical Services is proud to welcome Physical Therapist Assistant Sierra Wentworth to their rehabilitation team. Read More

 

     
  Full-Scale Emergency Exercise Planned for Atkinson
September 15, 2017

West Holt Medical Services is working with area agencies to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise on Thursday, September 28 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in Atkinson. Read More

 

  Health Fair Labs Offered Week of August 28
August 21, 2017
West Holt Medical Services will host their annual health fair labs to provide blood panel screenings to the community at significantly reduced prices. These screenings provide baseline information on cholesterol, blood glucose, thyroid, liver and kidney and more. Lab draws will be performed on a first-come, first-served basis August 28 through September 1 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at 406 West Neely Street in Atkinson.  Read More

 

 
  Pulmonary Medicine Added at WHMS
August 14, 2017
West Holt Medical Services is pleased to announce they have expanded their outreach specialty care to include pulmonary medicine. Board certified pulmonologist Lon Keim, M.D. will begin seeing patients this fall on the first Wednesday of each month. Read More
  Wacky Bed Races to Benefit Patient Care
August 4, 2017
West Holt Medical Services Foundation will host their second annual Wacky Bed Races fundraiser on Sunday, August 20 at 1:00 p.m. as part of the Atkinson Hay Days Celebration.
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  WHMS Hires New Chief Operating Officer
July 10, 2017
After conducting a nationwide executive search utilizing recruiting firm B.E. Smith, West Holt Medical Services is pleased to announce that Tabitha Culbertson has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer. Read More

 

  HealthaPalooza Draws Crowd in Atkinson
July 31, 2017

West Holt Medical Services held its first annual HealthaPalooza celebration on July 27 at the Atkinson Community Center drawing approximately 500 people to the event. Read More

 

 
 
WHMS to Host HealthaPalooza Event July 27
July 3, 2017
West Holt Medical Services invites the public to attend its community appreciation event called “HealthaPalooza” on Thursday, July 27 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Atkinson Community Center. Read More

 

  Hospital Plans to Renovate, Public Invited to Community Q&As
June 19, 2017
To better serve its patients and families, and ensure effective delivery of its services, the hospital...
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Foundation Announces Spring Scholarship Winners
May 22, 2017
West Holt Medical Services Foundation is pleased to announce that Kassidy Jelinek and Samantha Sattler have been selected as our $500 spring 2017 scholarship recipients. Read More

 

 
Hospital Awards Healthcare Scholarships
June 12, 2017
West Holt Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce its selection of the 2017 healthcare scholarship recipients, Alison Stracke and Emma Laible. Read More
 
  National Hospital Week Celebrated May 7-13
May 7, 2017
National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the women and men who support the health and wellbeing of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. Read More

 

  Donations Provide New Treatment Option For Therapy Patients
May 12, 2017
Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. West Holt Medical Services Foundation is pleased to announce that therapy patients now have an effective treatment option called the Graston Technique to help treat their soft tissue injuries. Read More
 
  Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistance
Medical Minute by Pharmacist Bri Hoffman
April 24, 2017

It's time to get smart about antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance. Bacteria has become smart by adapting and mutating, further multiplying and spreading leading to antibiotic resistance. Learn what is happening in healthcare to prevent antibiotic resistance an what you can do to prevent it. Read More

 

  Jacque Steinhauser Promoted to Human Resources Coordinator
May 1, 2017

West Holt Medical Services is proud to announce the promotion of Jacque Steinhauser to the role of Human Resources Coordinator. Jacque has worked at West Holt Medical Services since 2002 serving in various capacities including, Marketing & Foundation Director and Business Office Clerk. In Jacque’s fifteen years of employment, she has been instrumental in... Read More

 

 
  Health Vitals Station Now Available at West Holt Medical Clinic
April 17, 2017
We are proud to provide a new health vitals station called the higi station to our patients and visitors. This free and easy to use self-serve station measures blood pressure, pulse, weight and body mass index (BMI). Read More
 

Dolores Batenhorst Keating Scholarship Winners Announced
April 7, 2017
Each year scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded to graduates from Holt County schools who are residents in Holt County pursuing a degree in the medical field.  This year’s recipients are:  Kassidy Jelinek of Atkinson, Cordele Matthews of O’Neill, and Jaden Schafer of Stuart. Read More

 
         
 

Dexter to Serve on Rural Health Advisory Board
March 30, 2017
West Holt Medical Clinic Nurse Practitioner April Dexter plans to be a voice for rural health care during her 2 1/2 year term on the Nebraska Rural Health Advisory Commission Board, an expert panel of 13 healthcare professionals. Dexter was appointed to the position by Governor Pete Ricketts earlier this year. Read More

 
Sports Physical Dates Announced
West Holt Medical Clinic in Atkinson will be providing sports physicals to all area students in grades 6-12 on May 1–4 and May 8–11 from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. with extended hours from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Read More
 
         
  38 Performers to Take the Stage at Variety Show Fundraiser
Auditions were recently held for West Holt Medical Services Foundation upcoming Variety Show Fundraiser. Fourteen acts, a total of thirty-eight performers were given a golden ticket to advance to the live shows.
  Patient Portal Discussed at Atkinson Senior Center
This month Information Technologists Courtney Laetsch and Karrie Neptune discussed the benefits of using Patient Portal. The Patient Portal at West Holt Medical Services is an online platform that provides patients free, fast and secure access to their medical information.
 
         
 

Foundation Scholarship Deadline April 15

The Foundation is currently accepting and reviewing scholarship applications for our spring awards. Two scholarships will be awarded in the spring, each in the amount of $500. Students of any age currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a school or program which provides a course of study leading to a degree or a certificate in the areas of study in the medical or allied health field are invited to apply here.

 

The Beat Goes On with WHMS Cardiac Rehab
West Holt Medical Services celebrates the life-saving impact of cardiac rehab during National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week February 12-18.
 

 
         
 
Seeking Talent Acts to Perform in Variety Show Fundraiser  
West Holt Medical Services Foundation is looking for musicians, singers, dancers, gymnasts, comedy skits, or novelty acts to perform in its second annual Variety Show Fundraiser on March 18 and 19.
Audition applications are due by February 20 to be considered for auditions on March 1 and 2 from 6:00-9:00 pm...
 

Hospital Receives Level IV Trauma Designation
The Trauma Program at WHMS is proud to announce its re-designation as a Level IV Trauma Center. This means that when a patient comes to West Holt Memorial Hospital with a medical trauma, the staff are well-trained, equipped and have the proper protocols in place to stabilize the patient to admit here or transfer them to a Level I, II, or III facility if needed...

 
         
 


Nollette, Pacha and Mincer Join Foundation Board of Directors
Since 1982, West Holt Medical Services Foundation’s Board of Directors has provided financial foresight, oversight, and insight for the fundraising efforts of the Foundation. The Foundation Board of Directors is happy to announce the election of board members, Shirli Pacha, Curie Mincer, and Karen Nollette each for a three-year term...

 

Health Care Career Day Held
West Holt Medical Services hosted its annual Health Care Career Day on Friday, January 27. Eleven students from West Holt High School and Stuart High School attended.
The day began with a welcome from Chief Executive Officer, Bradley Pfeifer. Jessica Prussa, Foundation and Marketing Director facilitated a behind-the-scenes tour of each department...

 
         
 
Hospital and Foundation Board Members Receive Training at WHMS Retreat
West Holt Medical Services hosted a Board of Director's retreat on January 20 and 21 at Divot's Conference Center in Norfolk, NE. "The Retreat was a great educational experience for our Hospital and Foundation Board Members. It gave us...
 

Same Day Appointments Now Available at West Holt Medical Clinic
West Holt Medical Clinic now offers Same Day Appointments as a convenient, cost-effective way for patients to receive medical care for their minor injuries and illnesses.
Patients can make a Same Day Appointment for their cold, cough...Read More

 
 
 
     
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