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Ogallala Community Hospital introduces Wellness Wednesdays


OGALLALA, Neb. (Dec. 10, 2012) – Ogallala Community Hospital hopes to make wellness more convenient for area patients by offering comprehensive blood screenings every Wednesday.

The Wellness Wednesday Screening Package, which begins Jan. 2, 2013, is $40. Tests are available from 7:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. by appointment at the hospital, 2601 N. Spruce St. in Ogallala.

No physician’s orders are required, but patients should fast for 12 hours prior to the testing to ensure accurate results.  Register at the outpatient desk in admissions prior to going to the laboratory.

The comprehensive metabolic panel will cover kidney, liver, electrolyte, acid/base balance and blood sugar and proteins), lipid panel, magnesium, phosphorus and TSH.

Additional tests are also available:

  • Complete Blood Count, $10
  • Lipid Profile, $20
  • Diabetic management, $20
  • Thyroid profile, $40
  • Thyroid screening (TSH), $25
  • PSA (Prostate specific antigen screening), $25
  • Blood type screening (ABO and Rh), $20

Insurance will not be billed. Cash debit or credit card payment is accepted.

Ogallala Community Hospital has decided to transition from a one day event to a weekly offering. While providing many of the same tests that have been available in the past, OCH hopes to accommodate more people by offering the testing each Wednesday morning rather that one day in the spring. Testing will be preformed locally with results mailed out within 24 hours. Ogallala Community Hospital is committed to providing excellent patient care and customer service. 

To schedule an appointment, call (308) 284-7253 or (308) 284-7256.

Ogallala Community Hospital is an 18-bed hospital owned by Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health care systems. OCH offers services including emergency care, inpatient services, infusion therapy, medical imaging, orthopedics, surgery and women’s services.

Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 23 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming

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