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The Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Loved One? A Healthy Heart

By Mary K. Rhone – As we flip the calendar to February and see the 14th is coming up, we run to the sticky notes and add to our to-do list “pick up Valentine’s Day cards”.  We want those we love to know that we are thinking of them by giving a card, a gift, or maybe a special dinner out.  What if this year we all would turn our idea of giving ourselves as a gift to those we care

Sensory Friendly Haircuts at the “Kid’s Corner”!

Written by Maura Rabe, OTR/L We are approaching our first “Sensory Friendly Haircut” event at Lexington Regional Health Center’s Rehabilitation Services. You may be wondering, what role does Rehabilitation Services have in providing haircuts? One of our roles as pediatric therapists is to offer support to children and collaborate with parents to improve their child’s participation in daily living activities and within the community. Children who may demonstrate over or under-responses to sensory input are often described as having sensory processing difficulties

Sick? Try ezVisit today!

In the world of 2019, we are constantly on our phones, tablets and computers. Why not be able to receive health care through one? How many times a month have you or a family member been feeling sick and haven’t had time to come into the clinic? We know that your lives are very busy. We want to help you get to feeling better so you can get back to doing what you love. We are excited to provide you

Local Community Garden Yields Another Great Harvest

Lexington Regional Health Center’s community garden was started in 2012. The Community Fitness Initiative (CFI) was vital in starting the garden. The garden is located beside the Presbyterian Church. CFI worked with the Presbyterian Church on the use of the land while coordinating the garden layout. The Lexington Optimists donated the fence used to secure the garden. Lein Lawn Service also provided the watering system for the garden that is still used today. CFI worked with Lexington Public Schools’ Afterschool

Lexington Regional Health Center CNO Receives Distinguished Nurse Leader Mentor Award

Lexington Regional Health Center’s Chief Nursing Officer, Nicole Thorell, received the Rural Nebraska Organization of Nurse Leaders Distinguished Nurse Leader Mentor Award. The vision of the American Organization of Nurse executives (AONE) is “to shape the future of health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership.” “Nicole is very deserving of this recognition. She challenges all of us through her actions to be the best leaders we can be. Her success in retaining highly skilled, strong nurses who are committed to

Lexington Regional Health Center Employees Recognized as 2018 National Rural Health Day “Community Stars”

On the third Thursday of November every year, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health leads National Rural Health Day, an annual day of recognition for those who serve the vital health needs of nearly 60 million people residing in America’s rural communities, estimated to be 1 in 5 Americans. NOSORH is the member organization serving all 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) with Nebraska headquartered in Lincoln. SORHs provide support to rural hospitals, clinics, and first responders

Neck Pain and Tension Headaches – How Can I Find Relief?

By Errin Nelson, PT, DPT “Every day.  I feel it every day.  This dull, aching pressure at the base of my head that flows into the tops of my shoulders and I just can’t seem to shake it.  It affects my work habits, my ability to play with my kids and my overall enjoyment of regular activities like reading and gardening.  I have even noticed my inability to sleep restfully.  It is just like this burning, searing pain and pressure that

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month By. Julie Theis, WHNP October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in America. Organizations use this month to collectively increase awareness about the disease and raise money for research on cause, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer. According to breastcancer.org, an expected 330,080 women, and 2,550 men, will be diagnosed with new cases of breast cancer in 2018. In 2018, approximately 40,920 women are expected to die from breast cancer. Breastcancer.org, thankfully, also

Lexington Regional Health Center finds meaning in the word Saudade

Lexington Regional Health Center (LRHC) has partnered with Jackie Rowan, mother of Erika Rowan, to help moms who have lost children. Erika Rowan was born on September 23, 1991. She is the daughter of Erik and Jackie Rowan and sister to Joshua Rowan. “She was a giving child with a heart that was full of love for everyone. She had the most infectious laugh and was a fierce defender of the weak. On February 25, 2008, Erika was in

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