Phelps Memorial Health Center will celebrate 50 years of service on Saturday, April 28, from 2 to 4pm at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege. The public event will include food and family entertainment, and speakers from the past and present.
Join the Phelps Memorial team in honoring a history of rich tradition. Complimentary food and entertainment will be provided for the entire family, including:
- tours of the Midwest MedAir helicopter and drawing to win a free helicopter ride;
- rock climbing wall, bounce house and interactive light play;
- food trucks serving frozen yogurt, kettle corn, and freshly made lemonade and limeade; and
- cupcakes baked by Sunflower Cakery.
Learn about the medical history in Phelps County and how it has evolved over the years. In April of 1963, a group of dedicated citizens came together with a deep sense of faith in hopes of raising funds for a new medical facility with an open medical staff. The vision was a hospital owned by the people of Phelps County, without demanding local tax support to build and operate. The community exceeded their goal to begin operations debt-free and obtained the needed $1.4 million for the 65-bed facility through private donations and federal Hill Burton funds.
With over 5,000 in attendance, the facility was dedicated to Phelps County residents on April 21, 1968. Seven days later, on April 28, the first patient was admitted to Phelps Memorial Health Center.
The objectives of the original facility campaign remain true to this day. Fifty years have passed. Our team remains true to our roots with the vision of being the first choice in healthcare; and, the mission of always providing exceptional quality and compassionate care to the families we serve.