Box Butte General Hospital (BBGH) is the successor of St. Joseph Hospital, taking over the mission of serving the health care needs of Box Butte County and the surrounding area in 1976. The hospital is a non-profit facility, owned by the citizens of Box Butte County, dedicated to serving the needs of residents and visitors alike. BBGH is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care since 1951.
Box Butte General Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital with 25-beds for all patient types - acute, observation, swing, intensive care, and OB, with a staff of over 250 employees providing a variety of services, including:
24/7 Emergency Department; Orthopedic Surgery; Laboratory; Medical Imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET, Mammography, Advanced Ultrasound Imaging, Bone Density/DEXA Scan); Diabetic Education; Dialysis; Obstetrics, Infusion, Rehabilitation (including Cardiac-Pulmonary Rehab, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sports Rehab and Speech Therapy); Respiratory Therapy; ElectroDiagnostics; Wound Care; Respite Care; Swing Bed and Behavioral Health.
BBGH offers a variety of outpatient services through its Michael F. Essay, Sr. Specialty Clinic. Current specialties offered include: Behavioral Health, Cardiology; Dermatology, Ear, Nose & Throat, General Surgery, Gynecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Podiatry.
The Hospital also has seven Greater Nebraska Medical & Surgical Services (GNMSS) clinics. Four of them are in the Medical Arts Plaza in Alliance: Family Medicine; Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine; Orthopedic Foot & Ankle; and Urology. Two satellite GNMSS primary care clinics are located in Hemingford and Hyannis: the Hemingford Clinic and the Hyannis Clinic (located in the Cow Country Health Center).
The hospital recently completed a $40-million new addition/remodeling project.