Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn celebrating 60 years of service

(KLZA)-- The Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn is celebrating 60 years of providing healthcare services to Nemaha County and the surrounding area.

The hospital opened on May 1, 1963.

In May of 1960 Nemaha County voters approved $240 thousand in bonds for the construction of a new hospital and equipment. Voters also approved a $4.75 million bond issue in 2000 for a major remodeling project completed in 2003.

Originally a 10-bed facility, including an operating room,and modern x-ray and chemical laboratory, over the 60 year history of the hospital and changes in the healthcare field, the number of patients beds has been as high as 44 and currently, the hospital offers 16 patient beds.

In addition to the six doctors on staff and four physician assistants, the Nemaha County Hospital offers specialty clinics with visiting physicians as well as a cardiac rehabilitation program.

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