Press Releases

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  • Pender Community Hospital District Hires New CEO
    Pender Community Hospital District recently announced that Laura Gamble, RN has been hired as its new CEO. With more than 30 years of experience in rural healthcare in the surrounding area, Gamble has a myriad of administrative and nursing experience in critical access hospitals.  A native of northeast Nebraska, Gamble was most recently employed at Twelve […]
  • PCH Welcomes Family Medicine Physician Assistant
    Pender Community Hospital welcomed Kate Mueller to its staff on Monday, Aug. 22. As a new part-time physician assistant in family medicine, Mueller will see patients in PCH’s ER, as well as at both the Pender and Emerson Medical Clinics.  Prior to joining PCH, Mueller was employed at NuWest Medical Clinic in Norfolk; before that, she […]
  • Pender Medical Clinics’ Director of Nursing Wins National Healthcare Award
    Pender Medical Clinics’ Director of Nursing, Cyndi Conroy, has been selected as a winner of Huron Consulting Group’s “What’s Right in Healthcare 2022 Hero Award”. Nominees for the award were required to “have significantly impacted results related to enhancing the patient experience, employee/physician engagement, improvement of their organization with innovative ideas or outstanding service to […]
  • PCH Awarded USDA Rural Healthcare Grant
    Pender Community Hospital recently announced that it has received a $1 million USDA Emergency Rural Healthcare Grant to increase its telehealth capabilities through an improved electronic health record (EHR) system. The current EHR will be phased out in December 2022. The new EHR will provide seamless integration of all patient data, from scheduling clinic appointments […]
  • PCH Welcomes Pulmonology Provider Josh Ridder, PA-C
    Pender Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Josh Ridder, PA-C, to its outpatient specialty clinic, where he will see pulmonology patients twice a month. Ridder earned his degree as a physician’s assistant at Pennsylvania College of Technology, a Penn State affiliate located in Williamsport, Pa. and earned his certification from the National Commission on Certification […]
  • PCH Welcomes Cardiology Provider Dr. Mir Rauf Subla
    Pender Community Hospital is pleased to welcome interventional cardiologist Mir Rauf Subla, MD, FACC, FSCAI to its outpatient specialty clinic. Dr. Subla is quadruple board-certified in internal medicine, critical care medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Subla completed a Heart Failure Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, as well as a Cardiovascular disease Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, […]
  • PCH Welcomes Dr. Justin Deans to Orthopedic Staff
    Pender Community Hospital is pleased to welcome orthopedic surgeon Dr. Justin Deans to its skilled surgical team. Dr. Deans specializes in hip and knee replacement procedures. Dr. Deans earned his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a master’s degree in physiology from Georgetown University before completing his medical degree at Touro University […]
  • Legacy Garden Rehabilitation & Living Center Announces Closure
    Legacy Garden Rehabilitation & Living Center in Pender, Nebraska has announced their planned closure of May 14th, 2022, after exhausting all efforts to keep the facility open. “We are extremely saddened to be closing the doors of our long-term rehabilitation and living center, operated by the Pender Community Hospital District,” said Mike Minert, chairman of […]
  • Pender Community Hospital Welcomes Wound Care Specialist Janis Harrison
    Pender Community Hospital welcomes wound care specialist Janis Harrison, RN, BSN, CWOCN, CFCN, to our Outpatient Specialty Clinic in Pender. Harrison, owner of Harrison W.O.C. Services is now seeing patients at the outpatient specialty clinic each Wednesday. In addition to operating her own wound care business, Harrison works as an independent contractor for medical entities […]
  • PCH Welcomes Interventional Cardiologist and Vascular Medicine Specialist, Dr. Hemantha Koduri
    Pender Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Hemantha Koduri to our Outpatient Specialty Clinic in Pender. Dr. Koduri completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois’ St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, and then worked as an assistant professor of medicine and teaching hospitalist in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in […]
  • PCH Welcomes Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Steve Henao
    Pender Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Steve Henao to our Hospital Outpatient Specialty Clinic in Pender. Dr. Henao obtained his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch and was a Southern Medical Association scholar. He completed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and subsequently completed his fellowship in […]
  • Pender Medical Clinics Receive 2021 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award®
    Pender Medical Clinics today announced it has been named a 2021 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey, the national leader in healthcare consumer and workforce engagement. Press Ganey recognizes Pender Medical Clinics as a top-performing healthcare organization achieving the 95th percentile or above for performance in patient experience. The Press Ganey Guardian of […]
  • PCH Welcomes New Dermatology Provider, Deb Baker
    Pender Community Hospital is pleased to welcome a new dermatology provider, Deb Baker, DNP, FNP-BC, to the outpatient specialty clinic in Pender. Baker will offer a wide variety of dermatological services. She will treat skin conditions of the body including eczema, acne, mole removal, skin cancer and also help patients with concerns involving the hair, […]
  • Pender Community Hospital Announces Interim CEO
    Pender Community Hospital is pleased to announce Shane Schuster, current ancillary services director, will be stepping into the role of interim chief executive officer while the search for a permanent CEO continues. “I am honored to be chosen by the Pender Community Hospital Board of Directors to serve as our facilities’ interim CEO,” said Shane […]
  • Pender Community Hospital Welcomes Urologist Timothy G. Kneib, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    Pender Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Timothy G. Kneib, M.D., F.A.C.S. to our Outpatient Specialty Clinic in Pender.
  • Pender Community Hospital Welcomes Hearing Instrument Specialist Melisa Sternberg
    Pender Community Hospital is pleased to welcome Hearing Instrument Specialist Melisa Sternberg to our Outpatient Specialty Clinic.
  • Pender Community Hospital Welcomes Beth Wewel and Ashley Tremayne-Ziska
    Pender Community Hospital is pleased to welcome new CFO Beth Wewel, MPA, and the new director of Little Sprouts Child Development Center, Ashley Tremayne-Ziska, to the community.
  • PCH & Medical Clinics Welcomes Chelsea (Brinkman) Moore, PA-C
    Pender Community Hospital & Medical Clinics welcomes Chelsea (Brinkman) Moore, PA-C to their list of providers. She will primarily care for patients in the PCH emergency department.
  • Pender Community Hospital Honored as Top 100 Critical Access Hospital for Third Consecutive Year
    Pender Community Hospital received the 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital honor, making this the third year in a row that the healthcare system has been recognized with the distinction. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11thannual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of […]
  • PCH Welcomes Board Certified Surgeon Dr. Lawrence Volz
    ender Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Lawrence T. Volz, MD, FACS, of Midlands Clinic, who will provide general surgery services at the healthcare system.
  • PCH welcomes new providers
    Pender Community Hospital in Pender, NE, welcomes four new providers to supplement care offerings for patients in the communities the PCH healthcare system serves.
  • PCH Urges Community Members to Stay Home
    Pender Community Hospital & Medical Clinics urge the community to be proactive when dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • PCH recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
    Pender Community Hospital in Pender, NE today announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
  • Pender Community Hospital Certified as a Level 4 Trauma Center
    The Nebraska Statewide Trauma System standardizes trauma care throughout the state, and a Level 4 distinction means that Pender Community Hospital can now provide basic trauma care, from treating minor traumas to stabilizing major traumas prior to transfer to a higher level of care.
  • PCH Awarded 2020 Women’s Choice Award
    ender Community Hospital announced it has received a 2020 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. Only 10% of hospitals meet the robust qualifications to achieve this certification which identifies a health care organization as a stand-out for providing superior obstetric care.