Broadband Benefits

Healthcare requires connected information technology solutions to enhance primary prevention, promote health, accurately diagnose and treat illness and injury.

Healthcare providers need secure, cost effective, high capacity, and highly reliabile network access.  

The core RNHN Fiber Network is a 750 mile, 84 fiber, privately owned, redundant ring that  provides high security and availablity for healthcare mission critical operations.  
Well designed fiber networks are redundant, the network has to fail in multiple ways to cause an outage.  If a fiber is cut, or a switch or router suddenly fails, another pathway maintains the communication flow. Redundant systems deliver significant value with high availability, reliability, and predictability.
A Regional System of Care Provided Locally ®

Broadband Fiber Network

Our 36 fiber network dedicated to healthcare currently provides a two gigabit redundant backbone with internet. This broadband network connects 23 hospitals, behavioral health providers and their associated clinics. This is one of the most robust healthcare fiber networks in Nebraska, facilitating deployment of advanced medical technologies that vastly improve pateint care. The RNHN fiber network, which spans Nebraska with eastern connections in Omaha and western connections in Denver, Colorado is an open network dedicated to use by healthcare providers. The RNHN Network Operations Center is managed by Fiber Utilities Group .  To see the benefits of the network please visit the Broadband Benefits page
Fiber Network Map

RNHN Training Academy

The RNHN Training Academy, provided in partnership with Western Nebraska Community College provides educational resources for member facilities and staff. Most training is provided in local communities in keeping with the RNHN mission, "A Regional System of Care Provided Locally". Trainings include certification classes such as ACLS, PALS, TNCC and ENPC. Educational opportunities close to home enhance our regional system of care.

Regional Leadership Teams

Our programs and projects are structured to include participation by one or more leadership teams comprised of staff from each member facility and community partners, as needed.  This is a highly effective process providing a voice at the table from each facility, enhancing the local workforce and strengthening our regional system of care.  Panhandle Public Health District and Scotts Bluff County Health Department support the RNHN members with Emergency Preparedness and Community Health Assessments.