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BCHHC

About Us

 

Our Mission

We are dedicated to be the healthcare resource for the communities we serve by providing quality services and compassionate care.

 

Our Vision

Caring People, Committed to Caring for People

 

Our Values
Excellence * Compassion * Ethics

 

Non-discrimination policy


Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center will not discriminate in matters of employment or service delivery on the basis of race, creed, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap or disability, marital status or veteran status.

 

 

A Tradition of Caring

 

Mennonite Hospital 

In 1877, Mennonite families moved to the Beatrice area from Prussia. At a celebration of thanksgiving in 1905, these families asked, “How can we thank God and our fellow man for the privilege of living in a free America and in this community?” Their answer: build a hospital. It would be called the Mennonite Deaconess Home and Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Jansen donated a block of land located in the 1100 block of North 11th Street. By 1910, Mennonite Church members had raised $20,516.25, and construction began on a 30-bed hospital which had a final cost of approximately $25,000. When the hospital was dedicated on July 16, 1911, it was debt free. The new hospital had three staff members: two Deaconess Sisters trained as nurses, and a custodian, who did a variety of tasks.

 

Lutheran Hospital 

In 1899, Dr. Harry Hepperlen had started the first hospital in Beatrice known as the Hepperlen Hospital. It was bought by the Lutherans in 1913, and in 1920 a new replacement hospital known as the Lutheran Hospital was opened on South Ninth Street.

 

Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center 

In 1976, the Mennonite Deaconess Home and Hospital changed its name to Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center.  In the early 1980s because of changing medical and economic conditions and the size of the community, it became apparent that Beatrice and its surrounding communities could not continue to support two individual hospitals and in 1982 the Lutheran Hospital was acquired by the Mennonite Hospital. The Lutheran Hospital building was used as a long-term care facility known as Parkview Center until it closed in 2010.

 

The Parkview Center building continues to house the Home Care and Hospice departments as well as the Immunization Clinic.

 

In 1992, the hospital acquired the Wymore Clinic.

 

On February 15, 2012, Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center closed its downtown hospital facility and opened the doors to a new healthcare complex on the north edge of Beatrice.

 

Also during 2012, The Children's Clinic and the Women's Clinic of Beatrice, both owned by BCHHC, merged to become the Beatrice Women's and Children's Clinic. In addition, BCHHC opened Beatrice Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and acquired Southeast Mebraska Surgery.

 

In 2013, BCHHC acquired Gage County Medical Clinic, Beatrice Medical Center and Beatrice Internal Medicine.

 

Health System of Beatrice Inc.
In 1985, Health System of Beatrice Inc. was formed to advance the objectives and purposes of Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center Inc. by providing coordination, management and planning services to Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center Inc. and its affiliate corporate entities. The related entities and affiliate corporations under Health System of Beatrice are Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center Inc., Beatrice Community Hospital Foundation Inc., Homestead Village Inc., Parkview Village Inc., Physicians Building Inc. and Beatrice Retirement Inc. (the Villa at Flowing Springs). All of the corporations are not-for-profit 501(c) (3) charitable corporations except Physicians Building Inc. All have unpaid volunteer board members.

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