Regional West

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Thank You for Choosing Regional West.

We are committed to advancing the health and wellness of the individuals and communities we are honored to serve.

As western Nebraska’s premier health care institution and the primary resource for comprehensive medical care, we’re honored to serve western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming. When you choose Regional West Health Services, whether as a patient or a visitor, our physicians, providers, and staff will provide you with friendly and caring services in an environment that is supported by our vision to be recognized as the premier health system in the western Nebraska region. Our team of caregivers is comprised of people you know – your friends, family, and neighbors. They are committed to provide you with excellent health care services when needed. We know you have a choice – thank you for choosing Regional West Health Services.

VALUE STATEMENT We ask – always – what is in the best interest of the patient.

John Mentgen, FACHE President and Chief Executive Officer

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Regional West Health Services includes: Regional West Medical Center – A 188-bed

Regional Care, Inc. (RCI) – Based in Scottsbluff,

regional referral center and a Level II Trauma Center.

RCI is one of the nation’s premier independent third-party administrators; providing cost, medical, and claims management for clients

Regional West Physicians Clinic – Western Nebraska’s and central eastern Wyoming’s largest multispecialty medical and surgical group.

The Village at Regional West – A full-service retirement community located next to Regional West Medical Center. Our 100 apartments offer independent, independent-plus, and assisted living options for persons age 55-plus.

Regional West Foundation – A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization developed to enhance the services, programs, and projects of Regional West Health Services through donations, planned giving, and fundraising efforts.

Regional West Laboratory Services – A full service laboratory that offers reference laboratory services to health care providers throughout Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa. The service is accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

throughout the United States.

Regional West Garden County, Oshkosh – A 10-bed acute care hospital, health care clinic, and 40-bed intermediate care facility that serves residents in the southeastern Nebraska panhandle.

Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network (RNHN) – Regional West is an active leader in the RNHN and supports the following critical access hospitals in Nebraska: o Regional West Garden County – Oshkosh o Chadron Community Hospital – Chadron o Gordon Memorial Health Services – Gordon o Kimball Health Services – Kimball o Box Butte General Hospital – Alliance o Morrill County Community Hospital – Bridgeport o Perkins County Health Services – Grant o Sidney Regional Medical Center – Sidney

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Who We Are We offer a broad spectrum of services to ensure that patients receive the care they need, close to

Regional West has board-certified surgeons specializing in general surgery, vascular surgery,

home. Specialized services – from cancer treatment to neurosurgery, nephrology, behavioral health, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, a birthing center and neonatal intensive

bariatrics, ENT, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, urology, and trauma surgery.

care unit, and more – are unmatched by most rural hospitals. Recent innovations include the opening of a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization lab and a dedicated infusion center.

Regional West is a partner in UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, a 166-bed tertiary care center in Loveland, Colo. that specializes in advanced heart and trauma care.

One of Nebraska’s Three Level II Trauma Centers As the state’s only Level II Trauma Center west of Kearney, Regional West provides quick access to trauma care in an emergency, treating over 600 trauma patients each year. With cutting-edge technology and services, you and your loved ones will experience a seamless process of care from the accident site through rehabilitation. • Air Link helicopter and airplane • Regional West Emergency Medical Services ground ambulance service • A full critical care unit

• Trauma surgeons providing around-the-clock coverage • Dedicated trauma rooms in the Emergency Department • The region’s only neurosurgery practice with providers who live, work, and have hospital privileges right here in western Nebraska • A 24-hour Imaging Services Department • An Acute Rehabilitation Unit for inpatient care, as well as complete outpatient rehabilitation

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physician clinics





2,000+ specialties

regional referral center


in-network physicians and advanced practice clinicians

An Exceptional Healing Environment for Patients and Families Regional West offers the region’s most comprehensive and advanced level of rehabilitative care for patients of all ages. Regional West’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit is the only accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility in western Nebraska. It offers intensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation care following trauma, accidents, and serious illness.

Inpatient, outpatient, and Home Care rehabilitation services are provided by The Rehab Center for patients following surgery, illness, injury or those with chronic conditions. The Rehab Center offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, spine therapy, cardiopulmonary services, and pediatric therapy, and is the region’s only rehabilitation facility to offer aquatic therapy.

“As a Level II Trauma Center, we can assure the region’s residents that when they come to our hospital, they will receive the best trauma care possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” Rommie Hughes, MD, FACS, trauma surgeon and Regional West Trauma Services medical director

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Caring for Our Youngest Patients Regional West offers the only birthing center in the region, staffed by obstetricians, pediatricians, and specially trained nurses. The Level II Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an advanced newborn care nursery located in the Birth and Infant Care Center, providing highly specialized, aroundthe-clock care for premature babies and critically ill infants. In addition, board-certified pediatricians and pediatrictrained nurses provide both inpatient and outpatient care for children and adolescents.

The Level II Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an advanced newborn care nursery located in the Birth and Infant Care Center, providing highly specialized, around-the-clock care for premature babies and critically ill infants.

Imaging Services That are Exceptional At Regional West, we ensure that our patients receive the diagnostic testing they need without having to travel too far from home – combining the highest level of technology with the convenience of a community hospital. Staffed by an experienced group of board-certified radiologists and home to a two-year School of Radiologic Technology, our Imaging Services department is available 24/7 and provides the latest diagnostic imaging services, including: • Multi-slice computed tomography (CT) scans • 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) • Diagnostic X-ray • Positron emission tomography (PET) services • Ultrasound • Nuclear medicine • Interventional radiology • Bone density testing Our Breast Health Center, which is accredited by the American College of Radiology, offers the region’s most complete breast health services, including 3D breast tomography and minimally invasive stereotactic breast biopsy.

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Personalized Cancer Care Close to Home Our integrated, multidisciplinary approach for patients and their families has earned the Cancer Treatment Center accreditation by the American College of Surgeons

Lucille K. Dorwart Cancer Care Center provides easier access to the most advanced cancer services for the residents of southwestern Nebraska

Commission on Cancer. Combining personalized care with the most technologically advanced cancer treatment in the region, our physicians and staff are

and northern Colorado. Regional West’s outpatient Infusion Center was designed with quality

Regional West’s goal is to treat patients,

patient care; comfort; and convenience in mind. The Infusion Center team includes highly qualified and trained infusion nurses and onsite pharmacists. Pharmacists prepare infusions in the clinic, including chemotherapy medication,

including those with cancer, close to home. Thanks to a partnership with the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center, our

which translates to shorter waiting time for patients. In another timesaving measure for patients who have ports,

patients benefit from an enhanced continuum of cancer care, including advanced oncology treatments, clinical trials, and increased access to specialists.

the infusion nurses prepare any needed blood draws right in the clinic; eliminating the need for trips to the lab. This means less wait time, decreased treatment time, and more time for patients to pursue everyday activities.

committed to offering best practices and compassionate care to cancer patients in western Nebraska, eastern Wyoming, and northeastern Colorado.

With a second cancer treatment center located in Sidney, Neb., The Dr. C.B. and

“Our affiliation with the CU Cancer Center means access to specialty cancer conferences where we can ask questions about our patients, especially any unusual situations. This affiliation also increases the treatment options available to our patients, opening up avenues such as access to clinical trials or specialty radiation that we may not be able to offer here.” Mark Hartman, MD, radiation oncologist, Regional West Physicians Clinic-Radiation Oncology || 77

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Technology That Stacks Up Against the Best We have expanded the use of technology system-wide to increase access to care, enhance quality, and promote advanced patient care. • Through the “MyRegionalWest” patient portal, our patients can access health care services and capture health information through secure messaging with clinics, as well as request prescription refills on mobile devices and personal computers. • Working with the eight RNHN hospitals, Regional West spearheaded development of one of the most advanced and robust medical technology networks in Nebraska. The 750-mile fiber optic network facilitates

• Tele-health technology enables health care providers to offer services to patients in regional communities. Through our successful quality improvement program, we actively seek to improve service to our patients. We are committed to education programs that not only draw quality professionals to our health system, but also keep them in our communities. Our state-of-the-art Education Center was funded by community residents and businesses through Regional West Foundation, who believe in Regional West’s mission and the quality health care services we provide.

the deployment of advanced medical technologies including tele-radiology, vastly improving patient care and physician communication. We maintain partnerships with health care providers and institutions within and outside Nebraska to bring specialized services directly to our patients.

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An Exceptional Array of Medical Specialties and Services We are proud to provide the region’s most convenient and comprehensive medical care for you and your family. Acute Rehabilitation

Heart & Lung Care


Air Ambulance Service


Pediatric Therapy

Ambulance Service (ground)

Home Care

Pharmacy (inpatient and outpatient)



Physical Therapy

Anticoagulation Clinic

Hospitalist Service


Athletic Training

Imaging Services

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Bariatric & Weight Loss Surgery

Infusion Center


Behavioral Health

Intensive Care

Radiation Oncology

Birth & Infant Care

Internal Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine

Blood Bank

Interventional Radiology

Breast Health Center

Laboratory Services

Rehabilitation Services (inpatient and outpatient)

Cancer Services


Cardiac Catheterization


Cardiac Rehabilitation

Neonatal Intensive Care



Critical Care


Community Health


Diabetes Care Center

Neonatal Intensive Care

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Nuclear Medicine

Emergency Medical Services


Emergency Medicine

Occupational Therapy



Family Medicine

Oral Surgery

Food and Nutrition Services


Forensic Pathology

Outpatient Surgery Center


Pain Management


Palliative Medicine

Head & Neck Surgery


Renal Dialysis Skin Clinic & Medical Aesthetic Center Sleep Disorder Treatment Smoking Cessation Speech-Language Pathology Spine Center Sports Medicine Stroke Services Surgery (inpatient and outpatient) Trauma Services Urgent Care Urology Vascular Diagnostics Weight Loss Options Women’s Center Wound/Ostomy Clinic

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A Culture of Excellence At Regional West, our number one priority is delivering high-quality patient care. A quality patient experience doesn’t happen by accident. It takes the dedication, commitment, and education of each and every physician, provider, and staff member. Our goal is that our patients receive outstanding care and compassionate service from every person with whom they come in contact while they are here.

Our Certifications • Primary Stroke Center – Regional West received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.

• Bariatric Surgery – Regional West is MBSAQIP-accredited and is an SRC

Award Winning Care In recognition of an ongoing commitment to a superior level of care and excellence in compliance, innovation, and patient outcomes, Regional West has recently received awards from: • The Joint Commission • Healthgrades • The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics • The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

Bariatric Center of Excellence.

• Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) – Regional West’s Acute Rehabilitation Unit is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

• The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) – Regional West’s AACVPR certified cardiovascular rehabilitation program is recognized as a leader in the field of cardiovascular rehabilitation by offering the most advanced practices available.

• HealthStream, Inc. • Vizient

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Our affiliations include: • University of Colorado Cancer Center • University of Colorado Health, Denver • Poudre Valley Health System (Medical Center of the Rockies) – Fort Collins, Colo.

• Western Nebraska Community College, Scottsbluff • Swedish Medical Center, Denver, Colo. • Mayo Clinic-Mayo Medical Laboratories

• HealthOne, Denver, Colo.

• ARUP Laboratories

• University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

• Rural Nebraska Healthcare Network (RNHN)

• Mountain States Health Care Reciprocal Risk Retention Group

For a full list of Regional West’s awards, certifications, and affiliations, visit us at

• VHA – Voluntary Hospitals of America • Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NEHII)

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Regional West 4021 Avenue B Scottsbluff, NE 69361 303.635.3711

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