We thank you for your interest in applying for our medical staff at Platte County Memorial Hospital. We hope you will find our resources useful and informative.
All new members of Platte County Memorial Hospital medical staff must review the valuable information provided below as well as the following:
Completion of both the Banner Health system and the Platte County Memorial Hospital orientation module is required prior to approval of privileges and can be completed anytime while your medical staff application is in process. Please review and become familiar with each page under the Orientation/Resources tab to the left.
If you have questions or need assistance in completing this orientation module, you may contact Medical Staff Services directly at (307) 322-6400 ext 2293.
Platte County Memorial Hospital has emergency management plans in place for the protection of our patients, staff and visitors.
To prepare for potential internal and external disasters, we have regular planning meetings and exercises within our facility.
Codes for overhead pages are posted throughout the building. Becoming familiar with these codes will help you to respond appropriately in the event of an emergency. These instructions are also available as an attachment to your ID badge.
For more information, please contact Alan Kanwischer at 307-322-6404 ext 1.
Our Infection Preventionist can be reached at ext 2469.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research indicates health care-associated infections (HAIs) cause nearly 100,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.
Electronic Medical Record: Banner Health has one of the most advanced and fully integrated electronic medical record systems in the country. Banner physicians have used this technology to significantly lower the mortality rate of sepsis in intensive care patients and to reduce the number of CT scans ordered for patients.
Positive Patient Identification: Platte County Memorial Hospital uses a Positive Patient Identification process to administer medications. Physician orders are entered into the patient’s electronic medical record. The medication order is validated by a staff pharmacist. The nurse at the bedside verifies the patient’s name and date of birth, then uses a bar code scanner to scan the label on the medication and the label on the coded wrist. This process is designed to ensure the right patient receives the right medication in the right amount at the right time.
PeriBirth: Platte County Memorial Hospital uses an intelligent OB program helps reduce complications during childbirth, ensuring safe delivery for the more than 30,000 babies born at Banner facilities each year.
Medical Imaging: In 2009, our Medical Imaging department moved to a new addition of the hospital. We recently updated our mammogram technologies to a full field digital machine in 2011.
Our current modalities available are:
Ultrasound including Echocardiograms and Vascular Studies
Mobile services for MRI and Nuclear Medicine are available weekly: