Health Beat - Spring 2020 - 15

By John Berggren
A new main
entrance and
lobby at Lindsborg
Hospital allows
convenient access
to the Urgent Care
Clinic, family
medicine clinic
and hospital

LCH Completes
Lindsborg Community Hospital celebrated
the completion of a major renovation and new
construction project in September in conjunction
with its 75th anniversary of service to the Smoky
Valley communities.
The "patient-centered remodel" added about
2,000 square feet of space, which allowed for expansion of the hospital's Family Health Care Clinic. Space
that was formerly a locally owned pharmacy attached
to the hospital was converted to an Urgent Care
Clinic, which is open seven days a week.
The project also relocated the hospital's diagnostic
lab from the rear of the hospital to the front of the
facility near the registration desk. Radiology services
were reconfigured so that X-ray, CT and ultrasound
are all connected and more easily accessible.
A new main lobby created a combined registration and waiting area with convenient access to
the Urgent Care Clinic inside the main entrance to
the facility.
The $3 million-plus project was made possible
without a capital campaign or debt because of a
$3.7 million gift made to the hospital in 2017 from
the David J. Nutt estate.
"We have prepared our hospital for the next
25 years of healthcare service to the Smoky Valley,"
says Larry VanDerWege, administrator at Lindsborg
Community Hospital.

in Abilene
Memorial Health System in Abilene began
offering hydrotherapy through its Rehabilitation
and Sports Medicine department in October. The
new HydroWorx 350 aquatic therapy pool uses
warm-water therapy to enhance rehabilitation and
performance through water's buoyancy, resistance
and hydrostatic pressure.
"This advanced hydrotherapy system provides
the ultimate rehabilitation advantage," MHS physical therapist Jeff Sanborn says. "All of our patients
who have been in the pool have said they think it's
a great addition."
The pool provides an exercise solution for all
levels of weight-bearing activity. Patients who cannot bear weight on their legs, or who can bear only
partial weight, can safely
begin therapy earlier. The
buoyancy of water eliminates up to 90 percent of
a person's body weight.
The hydrostatic pressure of water also naturally
decreases inflammation
and increases circulation
to injured joints. Using
warm water acts as an
aid for sore, swollen or
injured joints and muscles,
resulting in less pain for
the patient while allowing
increased range of motion.
Studies have shown
hydrotherapy helps patients
build lean muscle mass
and recover more quickly
Duncan Gay, a patient
from injury. Find out more
at Memorial Health
information or schedule
System in Abilene,
a hydrotherapy appointworks out using the
ment today by calling MHS
new HydroWorx 350
Rehabilitation and Sports
aquatic therapy pool to
Medicine at 785-263-6664. rehab a knee injury.

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