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Brown County Hospital, a non-profit county owned company, is providing health care services to the community through the Brown County Hospital and Brown County Clinic.

Enter our facility and discover the spirit of community. We care about you and appreciate your selecting Brown County Hospital as your medical center. Our health team will work hard to exceed your expectations and to reinforce your decision to use our friendly medical services.

Our site is designed to provide information, not just about us, but about your health wellness. Our caregivers have a mission to improve the quality of life of all those around us.

Brown County Hospital is a non-profit, county owned organization, that is here to provide outstanding medical care that keeps young families in the area, lets seniors retire with peace of mind and makes our community grow stronger.

The Brown County Hospital Laboratory has put together a guide that will help you not only prepare for when you may have to have labs drawn, but also to allow you understand what the results mean.  Just CLICK HERE for a copy of the guide  This guide should answer some of you questions and also allow you to understand what your results mean.

BCH is happy to announce the availability of our secure Patient Portal webpage.  This webpage will provide patients with secure, 24 hour access to their personal health information from any internet connection.  It's easy, convenient and secure.  A valid email address is required to use the portal. If you are interested in signing up, just  CLICK HERE.  If you would like more information, CLICK HERE to read the brochure or Call our Medical Records Department, 402-387-2800 and ask for extension 615.

Dr. Melvin Campbell (center) was presented the Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner
Award for 2014 by Nebraska Rural Health Association Executive Director John Roberts
(left) and Nebraska Rural Health Association Board President Tad Hunt (right).

The Nebraska Rural Health Association is proud to announce the winner of the Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner Award for 2014 is Dr. Melvin Campbell of Ainsworth Family Clinic.  The NeRHA Ourstanding Rural health Practitioner Award recognizes an individual that is a direct service provider who provides direct patient care such as physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and others.  This individual must exhibit outstanding leadership in bringing and/or improving health services in rural Nebraska.  Factors taken into consideration include providing outstanding care; collaboration and multidisciplinary teamwork; involvement in teh community; involvement in education; and lasting contribution to the rural health care system. 

For the last 36 years, Dr. Campbell has been serving Brown County and surrounding communities through his services as the Medical Director of the Brown County and Keya County Ambulance Associations as well as the local nursing home, Ainsworth Care Center.  He is also a member of the City Health Board and the Brown County Child Abuse Prevention Team.

Dr. Campbell attended Medical School at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his internship and residency programs were completed in Kalamazoo, MI in 1977.  He served as the Director of Internal Medicine at the Rosebud IHS Hospital from 1977-1978, and he then returned to his hometown of Ainsworth where he continues to practice today.  For many years, he was the sole provided in the communit covering the emergency room 24/7.  Dr. Campbell is very dedicated to his profession andhas been known to say, "it (practicing medicine) just kind of inundates everything you do, and your whole life revolves around it.

Dr., Campbell values the importance of life-log learning and education and, according to his wife, Sherry, to this day he continues to spend many of his evening hours studying medical journals, and taking self-study programs to stay up-to-date of the ever-changing science of medicine.  He is a true leader in emergent situations, staying very calm and poised and willing to teach too.  He welcomes students into the clinic setting as a part of their training program. (Used with permission, Ainsworth Star Journal).

Sometimes it can be extremely confusing in figuring out whether or not your recent stay in the hospital was as an inpatient or an outpatient.  Just that last statement is confusing in itself because how can you be an outpatient when you have a stay in the hospital.  Click here to find out more information on what determines Inpatient or Outpatient status.