Tri Valley Health celebrating a major milestone

Friday, October 1, 2010

With all the recent political uncertainty surrounding healthcare, it's reassuring to see those responsible for providing it to local residents demonstrate their long-term commitment to quality for the long term.

McCook residents have been watching progress on Community Hospital's major, 30-month construction and remodeling project, but Tri Valley Health System's Cambridge Memorial Hospital is ready to celebrate completion of a new 53,000 square foot, $21.8 million hospital a little more than a year after ground was broken.

The sparkling new facility includes the latest in technology, including a laparoscopy system for exploratory and surgical procedures, a 2-D digital mammography system, probably the only one of its kind in the state, a 3D/4D ultrasound machine, a wireless stress testing system, upgraded pulmonary function equipment, full-screen digital X-ray system, full-screen digital portable X-ray system, a 64-slice CT system -- the only one in a critical access hospital in Nebraska, plus approximately $1 million more in new equipment included in the hospital.

Technology is only as good as the people using it, however, and Roger W. Steinkruger, Tri Valley CEO is quick to credit the dedicated TVHS staff, EMTs, EMS providers, Tri Valley Medical Foundation board of directors, architects, engineers, lenders, contractors, suppliers, local, state and federal government officials for making the project possible.

We hope you take time to read a special 20-page section in today's edition, to find out more, and we hope our readers will help Tri Valley celebrate by attending an open house beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday in Cambridge.

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