Pender, NE (December 19, 2022) – Pender Community Hospital and Medical Clinics have announced that it will be utilizing Bryan Health Connect as its Accountable Care Organization (ACO), effective January 1, 2023. The organization had previously worked with a different organization for ACO services.

An ACO is a collection of healthcare providers who work together with Medicare to offer patients high quality, affordable care. The coordinated care approach of an ACO is beneficial to Medicare patients for a variety of reasons; these organizations help reduce the need for duplicate tests or unnecessary appointments, while also boosting preventative screenings that identify health concerns in early stages.

“Pender Medical Clinic is excited to join the Bryan Health Connect Accountable Care Organization. This premier, Nebraska-based ACO aligns well with our Pender philosophy of providing high-quality, high-value care to our patients,” said PCH Chief Executive Officer Laura Gamble. “Bryan brings numerous resources, tools and technologies to enable our staff to further grow programs and services for patient care.”
For more information, Medicare patients should contact the Health Coach Office at (402) 385-3033 option 3.

About Pender Community Hospital District
Pender Community Hospital (PCH) has been providing quality healthcare in northeast Nebraska since 1913. The 21-bed critical access hospital (CAH) was recognized by the Chartis Center for Rural Health as a Top-100 CAH for three consecutive years, from 2019-2021. PCH comprises not only the hospital but also several clinics and apothecaries, as well as Prairie Breeze Assisted Living and Little Sprouts Child Development Center. For more information, visit pchne.org