Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Now Available at HCHS

Harlan County Health System Announces New Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Harlan County Health System is pleased to announce the starting of a new cardiac rehabilitation program. Cardiac Rehabilitation doesn’t change your past, but can help you improve your heart’s future. This is a customized outpatient program of exercise and education. It is designed to improve your cardiovascular health and help you recover from a heart attack, other forms of heart disease or surgery to treat heart disease.

Exercise, counseling, and training are the three equal parts to a cardiac rehab program. All three are important to one’s recovery and are not always utilized because the availability of these services in a rural community are generally low. Therefore, beginning August 5th, Harlan County Health System will offer these services. This new program will ultimately enhance the quality of our community’s healthcare by offering something that is currently not conveniently located for them.

Through a cardiac rehab program, you can expect to improve your physical fitness by exercising safely, adopt a heart healthy diet, manage other cardiovascular risk factors, and focus on your emotional health and the importance of staying engaged socially.

Harlan County Health System is excited to be able to offer these services to patients and we’d appreciate your support to help build this program.



Monday, August 5, 2019

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Startup

Harlan County Health System

Harlan County Health System Announces Senior Life Solutions Partnership



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Harlan County Health System Announces Senior Life Solutions Partnership

Alma, NE – Harlan County Health System is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions will be located across the street from Harlan County Health System located at 902 Kauk Ave., Alma, NE 68920.

Aging brings many joys – more time with family and freedom in retirement – but our older years can also bring difficult life transitions including the loss of loved ones and stresses of age-related health concerns.

Harlan County Health System’s Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety often related to aging.  Individuals may benefit from the Senior Life Solutions program if they are experiencing any of the following common indicators or triggers:  

  • Recently experienced a traumatic event
  • Lost a spouse or close family member
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Changes in appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of energy
  • Feelings of sadness or grief lasting more than two weeks
  • Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness

Following an individual assessment, participants meet three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting. The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed social workers, a registered nurse, and other professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.

Family members, physicians, or other health professionals can refer individuals to the program.

For more information, call Harlan County Health System’s Senior Life Solutions program at 308- 928-9048.




Founded in 2003, Psychiatric Medical Care (PMC) operates inpatient and outpatient programs located in rural communities across the country.  Founder and Chief Medical Officer, James A. Greene, M.D., a geriatric psychiatrist, was born and raised in a rural community, which today hosts a rural hospital.  He developed PMC with the sole mission to improve the quality of life of older adults living in rural communities.  PMC, which operates the Senior Life Solutions outpatient program, is one of the largest geriatric mental health management companies within rural hospitals across the United States. 



New Heartland Family Medicine Clinic Now Open

The Harlan County Health System Board of Trustees, along with CEO Mark Miller, is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the new Heartland Family Medicine Clinic. The long-anticipated ribbon cutting will be held March 30 at 1:00 pm at 906 7th Street in Alma, Nebraska.

Miller notes, “We are excited to announce the new building will be named the Dr. James S. Long Family Medical Building. Over the past few months, we have heard dozens of stories about Dr. Long and his impact on specific families in this community. It became increasingly evident that we should honor him with the dedication of this new building. We believe the opening of the new clinic continues Dr. Long’s desire to make first-rate health care accessible to the residents of Harlan County and its neighbors. We invite everyone to join us for the ribbon cutting and dedication, and we encourage you to leave your notes of thanks for Dr. Long.”

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, guests will be able to explore the new clinic, enjoy cake and visit with staff. Appointments will be available beginning March 18.

Dr. Long and partner purchased the Alma medical practice in 1955 and began a forty year legacy of quality medical service and leadership to the community. An advocate of strengthening health services in rural areas, Dr. Long served as teacher and preceptor to countless medical students and residents. We are pleased to dedicate the Dr. James S. Long Medical Building in honor of him at the grand opening of the new medical clinic located just west of the current clinic.

Saturday, March 30, 2019
1:00 pm
Harlan County Health System
Parking available on the West side of the hospital and in the old clinic parking lot.
Tours to follow.