Kearney County Hospital"To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
History & Kearney County Health Service Facilities
Kearney County Health Services is a unique facility in that there are four entities within the campus setting:
- Kearney County Hospital – a 10 bed Critical Access Hospital with 24 hour ER coverage
- Minden Medical Clinic – a Rural Health Clinic dedicated to providing comprehensive health care to area residents
- Hinterlong Assisted Living – a senior living environment with staff to assist with activities of daily living
- Countryside Living – short and long-term nursing care facility
Kearney County Community Hospital
The Kearney County Community Hospital was organized by the County Board in 1948 when the Seeley Hospital was acquired from Dr. H. S. Andrews. The Seeley hospital was sold in 1954, when a 28 bed hospital was completed. This structure was built by taxpayer’s bond and Hill-Burton funds.
In 1971, the long term care addition was built which also included a new laundry, laboratory and x-ray, storeroom, lobbies, offices, and kitchen facilities. In 2017, the name was changed from Long Term Care to Countryside Living.
The Hinterlong Memorial Wing was completed in the fall of 1973 and added 16 more beds to the LTC facility. It also included a front living room as well as personal care, bath, storage, and utility rooms. This was a gift of the late Anna L. Hinterlong who was a former Minden resident.
Minden Medical Clinic & Renovations
In 1994, with the purchase of the medical clinic, the Board of Trustees changed the facilities name to Kearney County Health Services. Renovations and an addition began to the Hospital in 2010. These changes included reducing the number of inpatient rooms to 10, updating and adding a second ER bay, and adding outpatient treatment rooms. In 2014, another small addition and renovation process was completed in Long Term Care, updating resident rooms and adding amenities such as a family gathering room, offices, and restorative room.
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