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Unique Orthopedics Service Model Leads to Better Quality of Care at Kearney Regional Medical Center
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Unique Orthopedics Service Model Leads to Better Quality of Care at Kearney Regional Medical Center

People, Service, Quality and Sustainability have been the key areas of focus for Kearney Regional Medical Center over the past year. Reflecting on the past 365 days, it’s safe to say all four have been embodied the relationship with OrthoDirectUSA®. OrthoDirectUSA® is a cost-savings program that helps hospitals more efficiently procure necessary equipment and implants...

da Vinci Xi Public Demo: Open House
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da Vinci Xi Public Demo: Open House

Interested in futuristic technology? Come try to peel a grape or stitch up a football using our new da Vinci Xi robotic-assisted surgical system! Kearney Regional Medical Center will have the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System set up for display and demonstration to the public in the Platte Valley Medical Group atrium from 1:15 to...

Patient Grateful to be First Case With Mako Robotic-Assisted Surgery System
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Patient Grateful to be First Case With Mako Robotic-Assisted Surgery System

The latest addition to robotic-assisted surgery made its debut at Kearney Regional Medical Center on Monday. Bev Muller of Kearney was the first patient at Kearney Regional Medical Center to receive Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip Replacement Surgery using the Stryker Mako robot. The surgery was performed by Dr. Ryan DeBlis, a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at...

Calling All Designers and Robot Enthusiasts
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Calling All Designers and Robot Enthusiasts

To help showcase our new robotic-assisted technology, a contest is being held for aspiring designers and robot enthusiasts! The winner will receive: a $200 Amazon gift card a behind-the-scenes tour of KRMC’s surgery center demonstration and hands-on experience with robots design featured on an electronic billboard and social media recognition and feature in local media...

Two New Additions to Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Kearney Regional Medical Center
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Two New Additions to Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Kearney Regional Medical Center

Kearney Regional Medical Center is expanding its robotic-assisted surgical offerings with the addition of two cutting-edge pieces of technology.  da Vinci Xi Surgical System The first addition is the da Vinci Xi Surgical System which translates surgeon hand movements in real-time, bending and rotating corresponding instruments while performing procedures. Its tiny wristed instruments move like...

Dr. Vasudevan Now Performing ERCP Procedures
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Dr. Vasudevan Now Performing ERCP Procedures

With the addition of our new gastroenterologist, Dr. Gopi Vasudevan, in May, and new fluoroscopy equipment in July, Kearney Regional Medical Center has added a new service that is the first of its kind in the area. An E.R.C.P. (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) is a procedure that allows a physician to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts...

Flood Updates
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Flood Updates

7/10/19 10:00 a.m.  2nd Avenue and 11th Street are both fully open as is all of I-80 including the 272 Exit Ramp. Highway 30 remains closed at this time. Please continue to utilize http://511.nebraska.gov if you are driving to KRMC. Thank you! 7/9/19 9:00 p.m. 11th Street is now open from 5th Avenue westward. 2nd...

Kearney Regional Medical Center Earns 4/4 Stars For Cardiology
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Kearney Regional Medical Center Earns 4/4 Stars For Cardiology

Kearney Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology for its commitment to quality improvement by participating in public reporting beginning in 2019. KRMC earned a 4-out-of-4 Star rating for quality for patients who have undergone an interventional cardiology procedure or an ICD & Bi-V pacemaker procedure. The report includes data...

Wilkinson Only in Area to Utilize 3D Technology in Total-Knee Replacement Surgeries
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Wilkinson Only in Area to Utilize 3D Technology in Total-Knee Replacement Surgeries

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Chris Wilkinson of Kearney Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, a Division of Kearney Regional Medical Center, is the only practitioner within a 100+ mile radius currently utilizing cutting-edge 3D technology in his total knee replacements. The technology comes from Boston-based company, Conformis, which has developed patient-specific implants via advanced 3D imaging technology and...

Kearney Regional Medical Center First in Nebraska to Utilize Telecytology
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Kearney Regional Medical Center First in Nebraska to Utilize Telecytology

Kearney Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in Nebraska to utilize Telecytology in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha (UNMC). Telecytology is the interpretation of cell samples and structure remotely using digital images. Common uses for this technology include biopsying the thyroid gland for cancer. Patient specimens are collected using...

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