Category Archives: News

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 […]

Harlan County Health System Receives Sleep Lab Accreditation

Harlan County Health System recently underwent a full survey with the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), and is now fully accredited to perform Sleep Studies or Polysomnography testing in house, using qualified sleep rooms and sleep technologists. This testing can be performed at the hospital in Alma, keeping the health system’s patients from having […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]