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Ogallala hospital begins $2M expansion project
North Platte Telegraph (Feb. 14, 2013)
Banner Health announces CEO to lead Ogallala hospital
OGALLALA, Neb. (Oct. 14, 2015) — The new chief executive officer for Ogallala Community Hospital will bring more than 20 years of health care experience to the community. Drew Dostal, RN, MBA, FACHE, will begin work on Oct. 26.
Banner Health names interim leader for Ogallala Community Hospital
OGALLALA, Neb. (Aug. 4, 2015) – Banner Health has named Aileen Chandler, MSN, MBA, RN, the interim chief executive officer of Ogallala Community Hospital in Ogallala. Chandler replaces Sharon Lind who is moving to Arizona to become CEO at two Banner Health hospitals there.
CEO named for Banner Ironwood, Banner Goldfield medical centers
PHOENIX (June 29, 2015) – Banner Health has name Sharon Lind chief executive officer of Banner Ironwood and Banner Goldfield medical centers. Lind joined Banner Health in 2012 as CEO of Ogallala Community Hospital in Nebraska and has also been serving as interim CEO at Sterling Regional MedCenter in Colorado since January.
Banner Health lifts visitor restrictions at all facilities
2014-2015 cold and flu season starts to wind down
PHOENIX (April 1, 2015) – As the flu and cold season winds down, Banner Health has lifted visitor restrictions at all of its facilities. Restrictions for the 2014-2015 cold and flu season were implemented last Oct. 1; a little earlier than expected because of the outbreak of Enterovirus D68 across the nation.
Physician assistant treats patients in a familiar setting
OGALLALA, Neb. (March 5, 2015) – Banner Health Clinic in Ogallala welcomes Alexa Krajewski, PA, a new physician assistant who was born and raised in the community.
Ogallala Community Hospital has Ornaments of Hope
OGALLALA, Neb. (Sept. 22, 2014) – Ogallala Community Hospital staff members are selling commemorative ornaments to celebrate loved ones whose actions have impacted others.
Familiar face takes new role at Banner Health Clinic
OGALLALA, NE (Aug. 21, 2014) – Heather Hanna, a nurse at Ogallala Community Hospital, has completed her education to become a nurse practitioner and will put those skills to work close to home at Banner Health Clinic in Ogallala.
OCH Rehabilitation Services team hosts open house
OGALLALA, NE (Aug. 14, 2014) – Ogallala Community Hospital Rehabilitation Services team invites the community to an open house to learn more about services they offer.
New nursing leader joins Ogallala hospital
OGALLALA, NE (May 9, 2014) – Ogallala Community Hospital has named Aileen Chandler, RN, MSN, MBA, the hospital’s new chief nursing officer.
Ogallala Community Hospital named as one of three Banner hospitals in Top 100 critical access facilities
PHOENIX (May 7, 2014) – Three Banner Health hospitals have been named iVantage Healthstrong Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.
New family physician coming to Ogallala
OGALLALA, NE (Jan. 2, 2014) -- Banner Health Clinic in Ogallala welcomes a new family physician, Sybil Pickard, MD, to the community.
Ogallala Community Hospital expands OB offerings
OGALLALA, NE (Dec. 6, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital has added a number of parenting classes, childbirth preparation classes and the services of a lactation consultant to expand offerings at the hospital for young families.
Six Banner Health hospitals named top performers
Ogallala Community Hospital ranks among top hospitals
OGALLALA, NE (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Ogallala Community Hospital being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.
Basic Life Support class available for community
OGALLALA, NE (Nov. 5, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital will offer a Basic Life Support Class for community members.
New human resources professional joins hospital
OGALLALA, NE (Nov. 4, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital welcomes Laurie Sinner as Chief Human Resources Officer for the facility.
Banner Health welcomes new general surgeon
OGALLALA, Neb. (Sept. 11, 2013) – Banner Health welcomes general surgeon Shane Banks, D.O., FACS to Ogallala Community Hospital.
Banner Health Clinic to offer school sports physicals
OGALLALA, Neb. (July 1, 2013) – Banner Health Clinic healthcare providers will offer back-to-school sports physicals 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 15 and 17 for area students entering seventh through 12th grades.
Prenatal class available from Ogallala Community Hospital
OGALLALA, Neb. (May 28, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital will offer a childbirth class for pregnant women on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 4-5.
Four Banner Health hospitals named top performers
Ogallala Community Hospital ranks among top rural facilities
OGALLALA, Neb. (March 14, 2013) – Four Banner Health hospitals including Ogallala Community Hospital recently have been named HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.
Ogallala Community Hospital announces clinic expansion
OGALLALA, Neb. (Feb. 8, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital has announced a $2 million expansion to accommodate more outpatient clinic services in the community.
OGALLALA, Neb. (Feb. 4, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital’s medical imaging department completed a perfect inspection with the Food and Drug Administration in January for its breast imaging services
Ogallala Community Hospital’s flu season is typical – for now
OGALLALA, Neb. (Jan. 11, 2013) – As the flu begins to hit hard in other parts of the country, Ogallala Community Hospital officials said local numbers remain comparable to previous seasons.
Banner Health physicians answer questions about multiple sclerosis
OGALLALA, Neb. (Jan. 4, 2013) – Ogallala Community Hospital invites the community to learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis.
Poison proof your home for the holidays
OGALLALA, Neb. (Dec. 11, 2012) — The holidays are known to bring a greater volume of patients to the hospital for emergency care.
Ogallala Community Hospital introduces Wellness Wednesday
OGALLALA, Neb. (Dec. 10, 2012) – Ogallala Community Hospital hopes to make wellness more convenient for area patients by offering comprehensive blood screenings every Wednesday.
Ogallala Community Hospital dons pink gloves for breast cancer awareness
OGALLALA, Neb. (Oct. 2, 2012) – The Pink Glove Dance is spreading…to Ogallala Community Hospital. More than 50 staff members plus family and friends in the community are starring in their own Pink Glove Dance video to help spread the word about breast cancer awareness and prevention.
Ogallala Community Hospital employees receive scholarships
OGALLALA, Neb. (Aug. 14, 2012) – Two employees at Ogallala Community Hospital have earned scholarships to help further their education in health care.
Ogallala Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Van Wahlgren
Lind named CEO of Ogallala Community Hospital
OGALLALA, Neb. (April 2, 2012) – Sharon Lind has been named the new chief executive officer at Ogallala Community Hospital, effective Monday, April 2, announced Jim Ferando, Western Region president for Banner Health.