Welcome to New Provider Orientation

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.

Important Phone Numbers

  • Main Hospital  (307) 322-3636 
  • Administration  (307) 322-6400 
  • Business Office  (307) 322-6409 
  • Central Scheduling  (307) 322-6430 
  • Human Resources  (307) 322-6401 
  • Laboratory  (307) 322-6412 
  • Medical Records  (307) 322-6411 
  • Nursing Administration  (307) 322-6407 
  • Nursing Services  (307) 322-6402 
  • Outpatient/Specialty Clinic  (307) 322-6408 
  • Patient Registration  (307)322-6409 
  • Physical Therapy  (307)322-1878 
  • Surgical Specialties  (307)322-6402 

Emergency Management

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.

Infection Prevetion

Our Infection Preventionist is Betty Holkan and can be reached at ext 2469.

Hospital Acquired Infections

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.

  • HAIs rank in the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. and the economic cost is nearly $5 billion per year.
  • Every year in the U.S., 1.7 million patients acquire health care-associated infections while receiving health care. 
  • HAI’s cause more deaths than diabetes or Alzheimer’s disease, and half of all treatment complications in acute care hospitals. Most HAIs are preventable!

Interpretation Services

Platte County Memorial Hospital uses resources to provide interpretation for our patients who have communication barriers such as limited English proficiency or deafness. 

Video Remote Interpretation (VRI):  Interpreters available on a computer screen equipped with a camera and microphone with technology similar to Skype. VRI provides interpreters for the following languages: American Sign Language, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese and Somali.  

To respect confidentiality and to ensure that the patient receives accurate interpretation, it is Banner’s policy that a patient’s family or friends not be used to interpret.  

To access interpretation services for a patient, please inform the patient's nurse.

Technology on Campus

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:

  • Breast Imaging/Digital Mammography
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan including CT angiograms 
  • Diagnostic Radiography Imaging (X-ray)  

Ultrasound including Echocardiograms and Vascular Studies

Mobile services for MRI and Nuclear Medicine are available weekly: 

  • Mondays: Nuclear Medicine 
  • Fridays: MRI