810 North 22nd Street
Blair, Ne 68008
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MCH offers a full service Cardiopulmonary Care Department outfitted with state-of-the-art pulmonary function testing equipment helping our qualified staff to diagnose and treat heart and lung diseases. The staff at MCH will complete an assessment of the patient’s personal risk and educate and support the patient to make healthy lifestyle changes, including exercise plans, stress management, and psychosocial support from staff and others who have gone through a similar situation. Listening to patients, understanding their concerns, and providing the best care possible are high priorities for this team of professionals.
All testing procedures require a physician’s referral.
A patient must have suffered from a cardiac event to utilize Cardiac Rehabilitation. These may include:
MCH also offers reduced-rate smoking cessation classes for the community. For more information on these and other community education programs, please call the MCH Cardiopulmonary Department at 402-426-1163.
Diabetes Management & Nutrition Counseling
MCH is committed to improving the quality of life for our patients living with diabetes. The Diabetes Management Center at MCH is designed to teach patients how to manage their disease. The program is an American Diabetes Association recognized program utilizing certified diabetes educators. Patients receive comprehensive education on the care, nutrition and lifestyle changes necessary to live full and productive lives. A physician referral is necessary.
Educators are available to instruct individuals and their families on the basics of self-management. Individual instruction on insulin therapy is available, as well as assistance with the selection process of the most appropriate blood glucose monitor. Educational services are also available in a group setting. The two half-day sessions (8 hours) cover a wide variety of topics and are geared to assist people with newly diagnosed diabetes, as well as those who want to stay abreast of the disease and treatment advances.
Topics covered include:
People with diabetes need to pay special attention to nutritional needs. A registered dietitian/medical nutrition therapist can provide information and materials based on the individual’s lifestyle and treatment plan.
A registered dietitian can provide nutritional assessments, one-on-one consultations and patient family education sessions in areas of healthy eating for coronary artery disease, diabetes, hypertension, weight management and other disease-specific illnesses.
A registered dietitian/medical nutrition therapist can provide information and materials based on the individual’s lifestyle and treatment plan.
Speakers are also available for nutrition topics at various clubs and/or organizations.
For more information on Diabetes Management & Nutrition Counseling, please call (402) 426-1232.
The Diagnostic Imaging Center at MCH brings state-of-the-art imaging services to the residents of Washington and Burt counties and the surrounding areas. From early detection to emergency x-rays, our patients can feel confident they have access to some of the best imaging equipment in the area. However, having access to the best equipment is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to diagnostic imaging. At MCH your tests are completed by a highly trained radiology staff and your results are read by board certified radiologists, giving you peace of mind during a likely anxious time.
The Diagnostic Imaging Center is equipped with the following imaging equipment. Click on each piece of equipment to learn more about its function and uses.
Memorial Community Hospital & Health System’s Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a staff that maintains certifications in adult critical care, pediatric critical care, and neonatal critical care. Blair’s closest choice for trauma care and stabilization, MCH works closely with the trauma system in Omaha including access to the LifeNet helicopter through our on-site Helipad. We also maintain a close working relationship with local rescue squads and ambulance providers.
With some of the lowest wait times of any emergency department in the Omaha area, and quicker access with new front door parking, patients in need of emergency care can feel confident that MCH’s Emergency Department is their best option when they need the right care, right now.
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Memorial Community Hospital & Health System is proud to offer skilled nursing care and rehabilitative therapy in a setting unlike any other in the area.
With on-site access to state-of-the art medical services and our team of highly dedicated medical professionals, you can be sure that your healthcare is our first priority.
Telehealth services are used to deliver expert care 24/7 by a telehospitalist, a residency-trained physician that specializes in the care of hospitalized patients and delivers care electronically. This technology uses a monitor, camera, and audio equipment through a secure videoconferencing network, making it possible for medical providers and patients to connect virtually anytime, day or night. The telehospitalist works hand in hand with the medical team and ensures that we provide the highest quality of healthcare to our patients.
Our spacious and private rooms were designed to provide a warm, comforting environment for our patients and their families. Each room features the amenities you would expect from a first class hotel, including telephones, flat screen cable TVs, fold out leather couches, large picture windows and spacious private bathrooms with walk-in showers.
Labor & Delivery
The MCH Labor and Delivery Department is designed to enhance the birthing experience. Our highly skilled and caring staff addresses the unique needs of families while allowing parents to make choices for this very personal experience. We provide families with a warm, relaxed atmosphere in which to experience one of life’s greatest moments.
If you are expecting some changes, you can expect the best from us. For more information about our Labor and Delivery services and education programs, or for a free tour, please call us at (402) 426-1153.
Memorial Community Hospital and Health System’s Medical Records Department is here to assist you. Please call us at (402) 426-1139 if you’d like to request a copy of your medical records or click the button below for the Consent for Release of Information form. You can email the completed form back to email@example.com or you can mail it to:
Memorial Community Hospital & Health System
Health Information Management
810 N. 22nd Street
Blair, Nebraska 68008
Please be advised that we do not accept electronic signatures for record requests at MCH.
There will also be a charge for copying your Medical Records, (excluding immunization records).
If you choose, we can fax your Medical Records directly to your new doctor or medical facility free of charge.
Memorial Community Hospital and Health System’s Oncology Department, located in the Specialty Clinic, offers a comfortable atmosphere with specially trained, compassionate nurses to care for you during treatment. The infusion room has 10 chemotherapy recliners and many windows providing beautiful, natural light. In addition to the chemo certified nursing team, a trained dietician, pharmacists, and social work staff are available. This team approach to cancer treatment allows patients to have the best care under the supervision of their own oncologist.
Other benefits of oncology care at MCH:
Memorial Community Hospital & Health System’s Occupational Health department provides cost-effective occupational health services in the office or at the work site. These services can be tailored to meet individual companies’ needs.
Clients of MCH’s Occupational Health have access to a network of specialty and primary care providers who have experience in occupational medicine. These providers understand the needs of both the employer and employee.
For more information about MCH’s Occupational Health services, please contact
President and CEO
(402) 426-1261 – office
(308) 470-0678 – cell
Patient Billing & Financial Assistance
At Memorial Community Hospital & Health System we realize some patients may have concerns regarding payment for medical treatment and we are here to help answer those questions. You will receive a monthly statement showing the status of your outstanding accounts and any payments or adjustments that were made during the month. You may receive other bills in connection with treatment, such as charges from a radiologist, pathologist, surgeon, or consulting physician.
Please contact us to inquire about our many payment options, including payment arrangements, financial assistance, bank loans, and for “Balance Due” amounts.
To contact us about a bill, general questions on your account, or to pay your bill, please call 402-426-1688 or 1-888-831-2833.
For patient financial assistance, please call 402-426-1288.
For insurance questions, work comp billing, or to pay your bill through the automated phone system, please call 402-426-1255.
MCH Patient Financial Services
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm,
Monday – Friday
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Our patient financial services office is here to help with any questions you may have regarding insurance & billing.
Please contact us with any questions at 402-426-1255.
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The Quality Department provides oversight for the following:
If you have a concern related to the care that you or a family member has received as a patient at MCH, please contact the Quality Department at 402.426.1296, or our Patient concern number at 402-426-1682.
MCH offers 24/7 Respiratory Services to inpatients and outpatients. Our Respiratory Department is outfitted with state-of-the-art Pulmonary Function Testing equipment helping our trained staff to diagnose and treat heart and lung diseases. Registered Respiratory Therapists monitor inpatients requiring assistance with ventilation. Listening to patients, understanding their concerns, and providing the best care possible to our patients is our goal. We offer the following services here at MCH:
A physician’s order is required for all of the above procedures.
For more information about services provided by the Cardiopulmonary Department, please call 402-426-1197.
Senior Life Solutions
Aging brings many changes, some welcome, some problematic. Depression and anxiety are changes that don’t need to be “endured.” Address them in a supportive environment.
MCH’s Senior Life Solutions is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of individuals typically 65 and older, experiencing depression or anxiety related to life changes that are often associated with aging.
Feeling down every once in a while is a normal part of life, but if these feelings last a few weeks or months, you may be dealing with something more serious.
If you or someone you know has experienced any of the following, this program might be right for you.
After assessing an individual’s needs, participants meet up to three times per week in a supportive, encouraging group setting.
The program staff includes a board-certified psychiatrist, licensed therapists, a registered nurse, and other professionals dedicated to the emotional well-being of the seniors in our community.
Anyone can make a referral to the program. This includes self, family members, physicians, or other healthcare professionals.
For more information about MCH’s Senior Life Solutions program, call 402-533-4448.
Sleep is important for healthy living. Sleep disorders can lead to short-term problems such as: decreased job performance, memory loss, weight gain, and an increased risk of automobile accidents.
The long-term effects of sleep disorders can be associated with serious health conditions such as: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and depression.
MCH’s Sleep Lab provides complete evaluation and diagnosis of several sleep problems, including:
A few signs and symptoms of Sleep Apnea:
MCH offers a full service Sleep Lab once per week.
A sleep study does require a face to face evaluation with your provider and a provider’s order is required for this test.
Please contact scheduling at 402-426-1166 to arrange your sleep study.
Responding to the community’s request for convenience, comfort and high quality healthcare services, the MCH’s Specialty Clinic offers a wide variety of physician specialty services from specialists in the greater Omaha Metro area. Currently, the MCH Specialty Clinic offers physician services in more than 15 medical specialties, with more than 25 physician specialists providing clinic services.
Expect the best in surgery care in Blair! We are committed to providing our patients with a compassionate, personal touch. At MCH we offer surgical care in a number of surgical specialties including:
Let our experienced surgeons care for you. Click below or call (402) 426-1239 for more information about our specialty clinic and the surgery care we offer.
Our Therapy Services Department provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy services on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
We are inspired to provide excellent service, to patients of all ages and diagnosis, helping to treat and prevent disability and increase your ability to function while meeting your individual rehabilitation goals. We place an emphasis on helping you regain the highest level of functional ability possible in the minimum amount of time.
Our highly trained, licensed/certified staff stays up-to-date on the latest therapy treatments by attending professional continuing education courses covering topics such as manual therapy, postural restoration, shoulder rehabilitation and athletic injuries.
One-on-one attention and programs designed to meet your individual needs coupled with a friendly, energetic staff, will help motivate you to reach your treatment goals.
For detailed information about our therapy services you can reach our therapy department directly at (402) 426-1129.
Transitional Care (Swing Bed Program)
Swing Bed programs are offered in smaller communities where critical access hospitals are located. The program allows local hospitals to “swing” a patient between acute care and skilled nursing. The room itself doesn’t physically change, rather the care changes to better fit the needs of the patient.
The Transitional Care program allows for patient to continue to recover from their acute illness or surgery before discharging to another setting or returning home. Our program includes highly skilled health care professionals that work with the patient and family to obtain best possible outcomes. Memorial Community Hospital and Health System (MCH) is a critical access hospital that participates in Medicare that has been approved to provide post-hospital skilled nursing care. All patient rooms at MCH are private.
• 24-hour Skilled Nursing Care
• Wound Care
• Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech Therapy
• 24-hour Respiratory Therapy
• Case Management – Discharge planning
• IV Antibiotic Infusions
• 24-hour Hospitalist/Physician
Patients who may benefit from our Swing Bed program include:
• Orthopedic and joint replacement patients needing frequent physical and/or occupational therapy
• Patients requiring wound care and/or intravenous antibiotics
• Patients with weakness and/or deconditioning due to COPD, CHF, pneumonia and other acute conditions