News from Harlan County Health

Harlan County Health System Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Perspective

  Alma, NE, November, 2017 – Today, on National Rural Health Day, Harlan County Health System announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient perspective, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in […]

More

Plantar Fasciitis: Signs and Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Helpful Tips

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot disorders treated by health care providers. Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the dense, fibrous connective tissue (plantar fascia) that extends along the plantar surface of your foot due to repetitive strain. This condition is best described as pain on the bottom of your heel or mid-portion […]

More

Nebraska Critical Access Hospital Program Receives National Recognition

Lincoln, NE – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has recognized 10 states for outstanding quality performance of their Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in achieving the highest reporting rates and levels of improvement over the past year. The 10 top-performing states – Wisconsin, Maine, Utah, Minnesota, Illinois and Pennsylvania (tied), Michigan, Nebraska, Indiana and […]

More

Back to School Backpack Safety

  It’s that time of year again when kids and parents are preparing for a new school season.   When buying school supplies, parents often overlook the impact an ill-fitting backpack can have on a child’s health.  According to a study by Boston University, approximately 85% of students from the university reported pain and discomfort associated […]

More

Jennifer Taylor PA-C rejoins HCHS Family

Sneak Preview and Welcome: Jennifer Taylor PA-C will re-join the HCHS Medical Staff by the end of September 2017. She will tend to patients in both the Alma and Oxford Clinic and will also assist with Emergency Room call. Jennifer will join our medical staff consisting of: Dr. Michael Finkner, Dr. Cameron Knackstedt, Jessica Stemper, […]

More

HCHS Purchases new Equipment for CT Room

The HCHS Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a dual head Contrast Injection System. This new system allows for quicker CT exam times and a significant improvement in patient safety.  Capital improvements like this help show our commitment to providing the highest quality patient care.

More

Becky Fleischmann Retires After 45 Years With HCHS

Harlan County Health System (HCHS) would like to congratulate Becky Fleischmann as she is retiring after 45 years of employment. She has seen many changes over the years. When Becky started in November of 1971, she had never heard of a hard drive, CD, Dell, etc., as there were no computers. She recalled the first […]

More

Power, Speed and Agility Camp

Coming again this Summer: The HCHS Rehab Department assisted by the Alma HS Coaching Staff is offering a 6 week long Power, Speed and Agility Camp to students from all area schools. Your youth athlete will be instructed by knowledgeable and experienced coaches and trainers that have been well educated in the movement patterns and […]

More

Dr. Cameron Knackstedt appointed President of the Kansas Osteopathic Foundation.

Dr. Cameron Knackstedt, D.O. at Harlan County Health System recently attended a meeting of the Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Convention. At the convention he was appointed to the position of President of the Kansas Osteopathic Foundation. In 2013 he was awarded a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. During the […]

More