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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.

Matt Lents receives the 2015  Notable New Nurse award from the Nebraska Nurses Association

The Nebraska Nurses Association (NNA), the state's’ only professional organization representing all Registered Nurses, recently recognized five outstanding nursesfor their exceptional work in the following areas: Notable New Nurse, Distinguished Service, Extraordinary Achievement in Nursing, Nurse of the Year, and Outstanding Nurse Educator. The candidates were outstanding for all categories. Each Nebraska Nurse met the mission of advancing our profession to improve health for all. All applicants also demonstrated the CARE Core Priorities for the NNA (Collaboration, Advocacy, Respect, Education).

The Notable New Nurse award was granted to Matt Lentz RN, MSN from Ainsworth, Nebraska. Matt works in Ainsworth at the Brown County Hospital, this hospital is a critical access hospital for northcentral Nebraska. Matt graduated with his Associates Degree in Nursing from Central Community College in 2012 and just this year he has completed his Master of Science in Nursing! Matt jumped right into work once graduating in 2012 by working all areas of the hospital; medsurg, OR, outpatient treatment, nuclear medicine, and even the specialty clinics. In 2014 Matt took on the role of the Quality Coordinator/Patient Care Coordinator as well as the Trauma Coordinator. In May of 2015 he then took on the challenge of the Interim Director of Nursing role, where he recently was named the permanent DON. Matt embraces the small town life and enjoys the opportunity to advocate for the highest quality of nursing care in the rural areas of Nebraska. Matt also is a role model of wellness and finished 3rd in his age division in the 2014 Nebraska State Fair Marathon. All of this has been done in just his 3 short years of being a Registered Nurse!

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.