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.
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Nebraska Trauma Region 4

The Nebraska trauma system is a preplanned, comprehensive, and coordinated statewide, regional, and local injury response network that includes all facilities with the capability to care for the injured patient. Nebraska Trauma regions are based on patient referral patterns.
The goal of the Trauma System is to match each patient’s needs to the resources of the facilities, from the 911 call for help until their return home.  Our regional facilities are verified or designated according to their resources

Regional West Medical Center is verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level II Trauma Center. Regional West offers:
  • 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.
  • Refferal and transport for care needs such as cardiac surgery, microvascular surgery and pediatrics specialty care to a Level I Trauma Center.
  • Comprehensive regional trauma care quality assessment program.
Regional West is the only Level II Center in Western Nebraska.
The Following hospitals are designated by the State of Nebraska as Basic Trauma Centers.
Box Butte General Hospital                    Alliance
Chadron Community Hospital                Chadron
Gordon Memorial Hospital                      Gordon
Kimball County Health Services             Kimball
Morrill County Community Hospital       Bridgeport
Perkins County Health Services              Grant

The role of the basic trauma center is to:
  • Stabilize, prepare and transfer all patients with potentially life threatening injuries.
  • Have trauma-trained physicians, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners available within 30-minutes, and basic equipment for resuscitation and stabilization.
  • Provide limited surgical intervention based upon expertise or available on-site staff.
  • Have appropriate equipment and diagnostic capabilities including appropriate equipment for children.