Great Plains Health Community Impact 2019-2020

Message from the CEO

At Great Plains Health, our mission is to put patients first – always. We strive to improve every touchpoint throughout our care delivery. We are committed to ensuring access to quality care, encouraging innovation to improve patient care and growing services to meet our region’s needs, while staying true to our mission, vision and values and maintaining our independence. I’m so proud of how dedicated our physicians, clinical care teams and support staff are living out this mission every day.They exemplify our values by passionately and genuinely providing healthcare, listening to patients and serving them with integrity. In response to health and wellness priorities outlined in our strategic plan and our Community Health Needs Assessment, as well as those identified every day by our providers and community partners, we are proud of recent accomplishments, including: + Continued growth of our telehealth capabilities – helping to keep patients’ treatments local and reduce the burden of travel on patients and families. + Improved access to pediatric mental health services. We have added a child and adolescent psychiatrist as well as a licensed mental health practitioner who work with our pediatrics team. + Strategic development of a team dedicated to improving mental health and reducing the county’s suicide rate. + Continued expansion of our cardiovascular care capabilities and increased efforts to encourage valuable screenings for heart disease. + Offering education about the dangers of vaping and counseling to help people quit this behavior, as well as smoking. We are committed to excellence by offering the best and safest care possible to every patient we serve and improving wellness throughout our 38-county, three-state region. Important community partnerships and frequent feedback from the people we serve help us achieve that mission to the best of our abilities. On behalf of the Great Plains Health team, I thank you for your continued support and for your trust in us. When it comes to top-quality, patient-centered healthcare, look no further than North Platte.

“Important community partnerships and frequent feedback from the people we serve help us achieve ourmission.”

Mel McNea, MHA Great Plains Health CEO

Mel McNea, MHA Great Plains Health CEO

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