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Phelps Memorial Health Center

"I can't imagine taking my family any where but Phelps Memorial Health Center. Their exceptional quality and compassionate care made my daughter feel at home."

- PMHC Patient

1215 Tibbals StreetHoldrege, Nebraska308.995.2211
Exceptional Quality. Compassionate Care. Right Here.

Community Benefits

As a community supported, non-profit organizations, Phelps Memorial Health Center reinvests its earnings after expenses back into the community. We provide care to the poor and underserved through our Financial Assistance program. Other community benefits include injury and illness prevention, early detection of disease and offering social aid. All year long, the Phelps Memorial Team reaches out to the community in a variety of ways to cultivate a healthy place to live and raise families. The Phelps Memorial Foundation grants funds to non-profit organizations to serve the health and safety needs of our community. To apply for a grant, visit our Foundation page.

2017 Community Benefits Report

Phelps Memorial Foundation Funding // $46,852

  • YEP Playground equipment - $15,000
  • Tri-Basin Natural Resources District - AED - $1,500
  • Phelps County Blood Mobile - Scholarships - $2,000
  • Holdrege American Legion - Batting Cage - $6,000
  • Phelps/Harlan County CASA - $2,500
  • Phelps County Emergency Management Agency - $1,500
  • Phelps County Sheriff's Department - Narcan Nasal Kits - $1,200
  • Loomis Public School - Real Care Baby Starter Kit - $1,425
  • Bertrand Volunteer Fire Department/Village of Bertrand - Self-contained Breathing Apparatus - $9,727
  • Phelps County Community Foundation - $1,000
  • Christian Charity Fund - $1,000
  • Family Advocay Network - $1,000
  • L2 for KIDS - $1,000
  • Phelps Community Pantry - $1,000
  • Backpack Blessings - $1,000

Non-Profit Organization Community Support and Donations // $114,712

  • YMCA of the Prairie
  • Youth Scholarships
  • Teammates
  • SAFE Center
  • American Red Cross
  • State Troopers Association
  • Booster Clubs, Post-Proms, Yearbooks
  • Safe Communities Coalition
  • Harlan County Dam Playhouse
  • Local Youth Sports Sponsorships
  • Bertrand Community School
  • Holdrege Public Library
  • Relay for Life
  • Make-a-Wish Foundation
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Nebraska Kidney Association
  • Bertrand Chamber of Commerce
  • American Cancer Society
  • Holdrege Senior Center
  • Family Advocacy Network
  • Christian Charity Fund
  • Phelps County Community Pantry
  • Bertrand Fire and Rescue
  • Phelps County 4H Auction
  • University of Nebraska Foundation
  • Bertrand, Holdrege, and Loomis School Beef Programs
  • Loomis Community Club
  • Toys for Tots
  • Backpack Blessings
  • Phelps County Emergency Management
  • YEP Playground
  • Holdrege American Legion
  • Loomis Baseball/Softball Program 
  • Bertrand Baseball/Softball Program
  • Phelps County Humane Society
  • Bertrand Senior Center
  • Mosaic
  • Children's Hospital 
  • Hope Lodge
  • Collage
  • Ministerial Association
  • Fundraisers for County residents

Charity Care & Financial Assistance // $738,506

  • Financial Assistance - It is the policy of Phelps Memorial Health Center to provide financial assistance to qualifying patients with their outstanding bills for medically necessary and emergency care provided at the hospital.

Community Educational Events

  • Self-Defense Training
  • First Responder Training
  • Bertrand High School CPR Training
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Women’s Heart Health
  • Aggressive Behavior Training
  • Alzheimer's Education
  • Attitude of Championship Teams
  • Diabetes Health
  • Kidney Health
  • Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Self-Defense
  • Stroke Prevention

Hosted Groups at Phelps Memorial

  • Relay for Life Planning Committee
  • Multi-cultural Diabetic Education Group
  • Monthly Immunization Clinic
  • Simple Solutions Class
  • Ministerial Association Meeting
  • Family Advocacy Network
  • Christian Homes CPR Classes

Maternal and Infant Health

  • Prenatal Classes - The obstetrics nursing team offers Birth and Beginnings Education to expecting parents and their children. These classes entail breastfeeding awareness and education as well as what to expect when they come to the hospital to have their baby.
  • BABS (Breastfeeding Group)

Health and Wellness

  • Team Phelps Health & Wellness Initiatives - throughout the year, Phelps Memorial participated in multiple physical events that benefited the community through monetary support including the sponsorship of the 2017 Silver Run. 
  • YMCA Corporate Membership - Phelps Memorial pays a corporate membership so our employees have proper access to living a healthy and active lifestyle. In 2017, 85 of our team members participated actively at the YMCA. 
  • Employee Health Testing - to ensure our employees remain as healthy as possible for the safety of our patients, every member of the team is required to get their flu shot or wear a mask during peak flu season!


  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Early Detection and Support
  • Relay for Life
  • Screening, Prevention & Genetics

Heart Health

  • Life-Sustaining Classes - Courses offered at Phelps Memorial include BLS Healthcare Provider training, Heartsaver CPR/AED and Pediatric First Aid training, PALS and ACLS training.
  • STEMI Training -
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation -
  • Diabetes Education -
  • EMS Training - Acute Care of the Burn Patient
  • Cardiology Community Education - Dr. Timothy Gardner, Bryan Heart physician, presented education to members of the community as well as employees of Team Phelps.
  • Heart Healthy Cooking Class - our Cardiac Rehabilitation team provided their patients with education on healthy cooking habits by a certified nutritionist.

Healthcare Students

  • Phelps Memorial hosted 215 healthcare students, including nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, speech language pathology, medical, advance practice registerd nursing, imaging, EMT and job shadow, in 2017.

Quality Healthcare Initiatives

  • Lean Process Improvements
  • Health Science Education Complex
  • Infection Prevention
  • Key Quality Indicators

Youth Safety and Education

  • Second Grade Tours 
  • Junior Career Day 
  • Summer Honors Program 
  • Safe Communities Coalition 
  • Planning Region Team Meeting EDN

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