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To promote health and healing by putting our patients first - ALWAYS.
Located just left-of-center in the state, Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska is a non-profit, fully accredited, 116-bed regional referral center serving west Nebraska, northern Kansas and northern Colorado. In total, our primary and secondary service area spans 34 counties, 136,000 lives and approximately 45,000 square miles, about the size of the State of Pennsylvania. With nearly 100 physicians representing 30 medical specialties, the Great Plains Health system offers advanced medical services including heart and vascular, cancer, orthopedic services, women’s services and a level III trauma center. The system employs approximately 1,100 employees and has more than 200 volunteers. The range of patient populations served includes neonate, pediatric, adult, obstetric and geriatric.
Great Plains Health has approximately 183,000 patient encounters per month and houses western Nebraska’s only Heart and vascular center, Wound healing center an Level II neonatal intensive care unit.
We serve the region through 13 Great Plains Physician Network and hospital-based clinics, with providers who outreach into 26 critical access hospitals in Nebraska and Kansas. Two hundred fifty academic institutions partner with Great Plains Health to provide rural internships for medical, nursing and allied health students in numerous specialties.