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As a community supported, non-profit organization, 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.

2019 Community Benefits Report

Phelps Memorial Foundation Funding // $70,025

  • Don Sjogren Community YMCA - AED - $3,020

  • Flood Relief - $5,000

  • Backpack Blessings - $1,500

  • Bertrand Nursing Home Assisted Living - $1,000

  • Bertrand Volunteer Fire Department - $1,000

  • Holdrege Fire/Rescue - $1,000

  • Loomis Rural Volunteer Fire Department - $1,000

  • Funk Rural Volunteer Fire Department - $1,000

  • Holdrege Rural Fire Department - $1,000

  • Bertrand Senior Center - $1,000

  • Christian Charity Fund - $1,500

  • Crime Stoppers - $1,000

  • FAN (Family Advocacy Network) - $1,000

  • Holdrege Memorial Homes - $1,000

  • Holdrege Police Department - $1,000

  • L2 For Kids - $1,000

  • Mosaic - $1,000

  • Holdrege Optimist Club - $1,000

  • Phelps Community Pantry - $1,500

  • Phelps County Red Cross - $1,000

  • Phelps County Senior Center - $1,000

  • S.A.F.E. Center - $1,000

  • South Central Area Recovery - $5,000

  • South Platte Youth Athletic Fund - $1,000

  • Teammates - $1,000

  • Christian Homes - $10,055

  • Phelps County Development Corporation - $20,000

  • Phelps County Emergency Management Agency - $950

  • YMCA - Blood Pressure Monitoring System - $2,500

Community Health Needs // $52,558

Assessment Top 5 (2020-2022)

Cancer

  • Relay for Life

  • American Cancer Society

  • Cancer Survivors Dinner and Education

  • Positively Pink // Breast Cancer Survivors Dinner and Education

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Early Detection and Support

  • Screening, Prevention & Genetics

Heart Disease

  • Go Red For Women

  • Life Sustaining Classes (BLS Healthcare Provider, Heartsaver CPR/AED, Pediatric First Aid, PALS and ACLS Training

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Cardiology Community Education

  • Don Sjogren Community YMCA

  • Bertrand Volunteer Fire Department

  • Holdrege Fire/Rescue Department

  • Holdrege Rural Fire Department

  • Phelps County Red Cross

Mental Health

  • South Central Area Recovery

Accessibility/Affordability

  • Immunization Clinic Host
  • Backpack Blessings
  • Family Advocacy Network
  • L2 For Kids
  • Holdrege Optimist Club
  • Phelps Community Pantry
  • S.A.F.E. Center
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Toys for Tots
  • Hope Lodge
  • Collage

Alzheimer's 

  • Alzheimer's Education

  • Alzheimer's Association 

  • Christian Charity Fund

  • Holdrege Memorial Homes

  • Christian Homes

  • Phelps County Senior Center

 

Other Local Non-profits

  • Youth Scholarships

  • Teammates

  • State Troopers Association

  • Phelps County Community Foundation

  • Post-Proms, Yearbooks

  • Safe Communities Coalition

  • Harlan County Dam Playhouse

  • Make-a-Wish Foundation

  • Nebraska Kidney Association

  • Bertrand Chamber of Commerce

  • Phelps County 4-H Auction

  • Loomis Community Club

  • Phelps County Emergency Management

  • Ministerial Association

  • Fundraisers for County residents

  • Crime Stoppers

  • Holdrege Police Department

Charity Care & Financial Assistance // $1,134,354

  • 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

  • Alzheimer's Education

  • Diabetes Health

  • Kidney Health

  • Post-Cardiac Arrest Care

  • Stroke Prevention

  • Career Fairs for Area Youth

  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

  • Chronic Migraine Relief

Hosted Groups at Phelps Memorial

  • Relay for Life Planning Committee

  • Monthly Immunization Clinic

  • Simple Solutions Class

  • Ministerial Association Meeting

  • CPR Classes

Maternal and Infant Health

  • Prenatal Classes (BABE) - The obstetrics nursing team offers Birth and Beginnings Education (BABE) 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 2018 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 2018, 181 of our team members actively participated 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!

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 

  • EMS Training 

  • Cardiology Community Education

Healthcare Students

Phelps Memorial hosted 176 healthcare students, including nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, speech-language pathology, medical, advance practice registered nursing, imaging, EMT, and job shadowing in 2018.

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 

  • Sophomore Career Day

  • Summer Honors Program 

  • Safe Communities Coalition 

  • Planning Region Team Meeting EDN