KCHS Awarded for Stroke Care

Kearney County Health Services has been awarded the Bronze Award for efforts in improving rural stroke care. The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Rural Recognition recognizes efforts to address the unique health needs of rural communities. For efforts to optimize stroke care and eliminate rural health care outcome disparities, KCHS has received the Bronze Award.

“Hospitals receiving Get With The Guidelines® Bronze Achievement Award for rural hospitals are recognized for one quarter with at least 1 stroke or TIA record per quarter who have achieved at least 75% overall Rural Stroke Composite Score compliance to eligible care opportunities within the 10 individual rural acute stroke care measures.”

For more information, see the Stroke Care information located within the Emergency Room page on the website.

Community Needs Health Assessment

We are in the process of analyzing data from the recent Community Needs Health Assessment in collaboration with Two Rivers Public Health Department. The survey and responses are specific to our community, the purpose of the survey is to provide information to help us understand what community members think is going well, what they think could be better, and ideas for community improvement. We will share final survey results when they are available. We strive to be part of the solutions to help make our community the best it can be!

The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete. Use QR code on the flyer (hover over the QR code with a cell phone camera and click the link that comes up). Or the direct link to the survey is:


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us. Thank you!

KCHS Celebrates Their 50th Total Knee Replacement

 On February 16, 2023, the team at Kearney County Health Services (KCHS) celebrated their 50th total knee replacement. To read the full article, click: 50th Total Knee Arthroplasty

The Importance of Rural Healthcare

Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare entities are vital to rural communities. They provide residents of those communities with much needed healthcare options without the need to travel long distances. Staffing for healthcare can come from many avenues – one being homegrown talent. Check out the video featuring Minden natives, Dr. John (Andy) Craig and Dr. Cade Craig, discussing their start in the KHOP program and where they are now!

Video developed by Nebraska Rural Health Association:

Strong rural health IS a strong rural Nebraska. This is the exciting story of how Nebraska is harnessing the power of homegrown talent to fill health care shortages in communities across the state. Meet the Craig brothers in rural Minden, Nebraska.

Minden Medical Clinc

KCHS offers a choice of providers that will best fit your family needs. The Minden Medical Clinic provides healthcare services for the entire family as well as preventative and educational services.

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Senior Life Solutions

  Senior Life Solutions program is an outpatient group counseling program designed to meet the needs of adults over the age of 65 struggling with symptoms often related to aging.

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Outpatient Services

Visiting providers in our facility perform Specialty Outpatient Clinics and Services. You can reduce the travel outside our community and still receive quality, specialty medical care.

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Our Mission

To provide exceptional, family-centered care while strengthening the health and well-being of our community.

Our Vision

We strive for quality healthcare in a safe environment, with progressive health and wellness options, in order to be the trusted partner in health and wellness and the employer of choice.

Upcoming Events

Fri 01

Dr. Cade Craig Colonoscopies

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 01

Dr. Schroeder Clinic/Surger

December 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 03

Suzanne Gregg Behavioral Health Clinic

December 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Health Care Insights

Mental Health in Rural Communities

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Kearney County Health Services’ Senior Life Solutions is spreading awareness of the challenges of receiving mental health access in rural areas. Access While mental illnesses are similar in both rural and urban environments,...

New Outpatient Physical Therapy Department

We are happy to announce in January of 2021 we will be open our new outpatient physical therapy department! We are happy to announce that in January of 2021 we will be opening our new Outpatient Physical Therapy department!Our new outpatient physical therapy...

COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccinations Pfizer & Maderna Vaccinations Pfizer vaccine needs to be kept at extremely cold temperatures, -70 to –80 degrees. The Pfizer vaccine is two doses that need to be administered 21 days (about 3 weeks) apart. KCHS will be receiving the Maderna...


Address: 727 East 1st Street
Minden, NE 68959

Phone: 308-832-3400

Email: info@kchs.org

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