Patrick A. Auman, Ph.D., Named Permanent Chief Executive Officer of HCHS

The Harlan County Health System Board of Trustees would like to announce the hiring of Patrick A. Auman, Ph.D., as the CEO of HCHS. In this role, Auman will oversee all operations of the 19-bed critical access hospital. Auman is a progressive healthcare executive with over 29 years of executive level hospital operations experience in […]

Harlan County Health System Experiences Phishing Attack

Harlan County Health System (“HCHS”) recently experienced a phishing attack that resulted in emails from an HCHS account being sent to outside individuals.The email included an attachment that contained ransomware.If you received an email from HCHS on January 30, 2020 with an attachment that you were not expecting, we recommend that you do not open […]

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 […]