Nemaha Valley Community Hospital was recently designated a Level Four Trauma Center, one of 17 in Kansas. The designation recognizes the hospitals ability to provide emergency care, with a primary role to stabilize seriously injured patients, and if necessary, transfer them to a higher level trauma center. There are four separate categories of designation by the Kansas Trauma Program, based on the facilities care capability.
In a related health care story, Nemaha County Commissioners recently divided $100,000 of a $480,000 estate left to the county by former Baileyville residents Leonard and Henrietta Broxterman. $45,000 was given the City of Sabetha toward building a new ambulance barn, $45,000 to Nemaha Valley Community Hospital toward addition of a remodeled ambulance port, and $10,000 was given the City of Centralia for ambulance barn housing. The estate directed funds to benefit crippled and mentally challenged children, home health care, and EMT units. The appropriations announced were the first from the EMT account.