The Kearney County Community Hospital was organized by the County Board in 1948 when the Seeley Hospital was acquired from Dr. H. S. Andrews. The Seeley hospital was sold in 1954, when the present 25 bed hospital was completed. This structure was built by taxpayer's bond and Hill-Burton funds. In 1971 a new laundry, laboratory, and radiology, storeroom, lobbies, offices and kitchen facilities were completed. In 1994, with the purchase of the medical clinic, the Board of Trustees changed the facilities name to Kearney County Health Services.
Services provided include:
- 24/7 Emergency Room
- Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery
- Skilled Swing bed
KCHS nursing staff consists of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Nurses Aides. Many of these professionals are certified in TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Courses), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support). Understandably, this staff is experienced in Medical/Surgical Nursing, Emergency Services, Restorative/Rehabilitative Nursing, and Gerontology. These nurses definitely live up to our logo of “Pride In Caring”. Our patient nurse ratio is often 2:1.
Visiting hours at Kearney County Hospital are liberal. We strive to keep you close to home, school, and work during any illness. You will find a Patient Message Service on the home page if you are unable to visit.
As from the beginning in 1948, the hospital exists for the purpose of providing high quality care for all the people in Kearney County and the surrounding area. Safety, comfort and quality care are our prime objectives.