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NVCH Awarded 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Nemaha Valley Community Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Kiley Floyd, CEO.

NVCH Establishes an Emergency Response Improvement Project 

The vision of the facility is ‘To be a hospital that meets the primary needs of Nemaha County and the surrounding communities.’ Nemaha Valley Community Hospital is committed to increasing its capacity to respond to patient emergency medical needs throughout our facility. Regardless of the service location, our obligation is to provide safe, aggressive, emergency medical services. To meet this objective the organization must enhance the technological and professional skill levels currently maintained and this will be accomplished through the Emergency Response Improvement Project.

NVCH recently began collaboration with the Kansas Heart and Stroke Collaborative. It’s an innovative care delivery and payment model to improve rural Kansans' heart health and stroke outcomes and reduce the total cost of care for our patients. NVCH has also become a pediatric ready Emergency Room. Along with those advancements NVCH has the need for upgraded and additional technology. To continue reading Click here. 

NVCH Sleep Lab Receives ACHC Accreditation

Nemaha Valley Community Hospital Sleep Lab recently received a three-year accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

We congratulate our sleep lab technicians Dawn Osterhaus, RRT Director of Respiratory Therapy and Danielle Dalinghaus, CRT on fulfilling the high standards required for receiving accreditation for the two-bed sleep lab.

To receive the three-year accreditation, the sleep lab was expected meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the ACHC.  The accreditation process involves a detailed inspection of the sleep lab facility and staff.  A comprehensive review is conducted of organizational structure, policies & procedures, compliance with federal/state/local laws, leadership, patients’ rights & responsibilities, fiscal operations, human resource management, provision of care, patient records, quality outcomes, performance improvement, infection control, and patient/employee safety.  At the time of survey, Nemaha Valley Community Hospital Sleep Lab had to demonstrate how they have met compliance with the ACHC Standards for Accreditation. The three-year accreditation validates the quality of care patients in the NVCH sleep lab can expect to receive. Click here to continue reading. 

NVCH Retains Level IV Trauma Designation

Nemaha Valley Community Hospital is excited to announce they are recertified as a Level IV Trauma Hospital, NVCH initially earn the 3-year certification in 2013. Every three years, designated trauma centers are required to meet critical criteria and last week, an intensive on site survey was conducted by a team of experts in the field of trauma care to reevaluate the level of trauma care the hospital is able to provide its patients. Click here to read the full article.