News from Harlan County Health

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 […]

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HCHS receives Helmsley E-Pharmacy Grant

Funding Connects Rural Patients to Pharmacy Specialists Patients of Harlan County Health System will benefit from the latest technological advances that expand patients’ access to quality pharmacy services, made possible through a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded Harlan […]

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WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT THEM OUT!

Marisa Gulizia, PT, CSCS, RYT200 Many who attend sports events or watch them on TV have heard this phrase quite frequently and know what it means.  BUT, did you know there are several people trained in concussion testing located at Harlan County Therapy Center at Harlan County Health System (HCHS) and that HCHS actually sponsors […]

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“Lace up and Hit the Road”

          Tora Knaus, PTA at HCHS Rehabilitation Running is one of the easiest and most convenient forms of exercise as no expensive equipment or gym membership is necessary to begin to improve your health.  It is also the 2nd most effective exercise in terms of calories burned per minute!  Which means…..more benefits in less time!  […]

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Parkinson’s Disease and LSVT BIG

  Mindy DeJonge, OTR/L, LSVT BIG When we hear the term “therapy”, most of us think of an injury and utilizing therapy to get rehabilitated from that injury.  Therapy is being utilized for many illnesses as well, including Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  Studies have proven that Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy can greatly help/improve functions for those who […]

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HCHS Leadership Graduate Kendra Graf

Each year, health care professionals from across Nebraska come together for the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) Leadership Institute, a 10-month program designed to instruct, inspire and invigorate. Participants establish peer-to-peer connections and lifelong bonds with classmates and faculty in this program that has been developed by the Nebraska Hospital Association in 2004. Graduates from the […]

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AgWest Donates to HCHS Foundation Clinic Project

Steve Knuth of AgWest Commodities recently donated $25,000 to the Harlan County Health System’s capital campaign for a new clinic. He has designated this donation to the memory of Susan Platt. Susan was co-founder of AgWest, office manager of the Alma Office, and operations manager for the entire system. Susan passed away in October of […]

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Harlan County Health System Foundation receives $ 75,000 pledge

A local resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, has chosen to donate $75,000 to the Capital Campaign for the proposed new medical clinic. Asked what prompted this generous gift, the donor responded with a two-part answer. One factor was the individual’s desire to see Alma grow in the future; not just maintain, but grow! They […]

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2016 Nebraska Hospital Association Caring Kind Award

Jane Robison, CNA and Ward Clerk at Harlan County Health System has been chosen by her co-workers to receive the 2016 Nebraska Hospital Association Caring Kind Award. Katie Fleischmann, Director of Nursing at Harlan County Health System stated: “Jane is well deserving of this award. She exemplifies the meaning of caring and kindness. We are […]

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