Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group to Meet Sept. 23

The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet on Monday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Small Conference Room.

The program will be videos exploring “Filling the Day With Meaning” by Teepa Snow.

Easiest access will be by parking in the H Street parking and entering through the JCH&L Main Entrance. Follow the lobby signage to “Hospital.” The meeting rooms will be to the left. The Small Conference Room is the second door.

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group is a program of the Alzheimer’s Association which typically meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Community Health & Life. It is designed for those who are caregivers and family members of those who have Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias.

The group is designed to provide an opportunity anyone interested to share their experiences with Alzheimer’s Disease. There is no cost, and no pre-registration.

For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health & Life at 402-729-6855.

Parkinson’s Support Group to Meet Sept. 9

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Monday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. in Jefferson Community Health & Life’s Small Conference Room.

The program will be a video “Living with Parkinson’s Disease: A Survivor’s Guide,” by Professor Simon Lewis, MBBCh BSc MRCP FRACP MD.

For easiest access, park in the H Street parking and entering through the JCH&L Main Entrance. Follow the lobby signage to “Hospital.” The meeting rooms will be to the left. The Small Conference Room is the second door.

The Parkinson’s Support Group generally meets on the second Monday of each month.

The group is designed to provide an opportunity for area residents to share their experiences with Parkinson’s disease. There is no cost. For more information, contact Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health & Life at (402)-729-6855.

Free Demos Offered for New Martial Arts Classes

Martinez Combative Arts to Instruct Martial Arts Classes at JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center

FAIRBURY – Free demos will be offered Sept. 4 for new martial arts classes at the JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center, instructed by Martinez Combative Arts. Classes begin Sept. 11, and will be held weekly.

The cost for classes will be $35 per month for Burkley Fitness Center members and non-members. Non-members will also be required to purchase a guest pass for each class ay or a multi-pass punch card. All classes have testing and promotions. Students will have additional costs for uniforms, testing fees, belts and arm bands.

Classes to be offered are:

¨ Kids Hapkido—5-12 years old; self defense class  —4:30-5:15 p.m.

¨ Kids Muay Thai—basics of the art, balance, hand-eye coordination —
5:30-6:15 p.m.

¨ Adult Muay Thai—develops power, speed, cardiovascular endurance and fighting spirit  — 6:30 p.m.—7:15 p.m.

¨ Adult Hapkido– self defense — 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

For more details, contact the Burkley Fitness Center at 402-729-6139.

Tony Martinez, Martinez Combative Arts

Businesses Invited to Free PCP Demonstration

Area businesses are invited to a free demonstration of the Physical Capacity Profile® testing system at Jefferson Community Health & Life. The system is designed to help employers determine an employee’s physical capacities and limitations before they start work. The system can help businesses to experience fewer workplace injuries, lower insurance costs, and increased productivity.

The informational event is set for 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Lunch will be provided at no cost. There will be a presentation, and a demo of the PCP system. Please make reservations by calling Lana Likens at 402-729-6855 or email

For more information on the PCP system or JCH&L Occupational Health, please call Lori Ohlde RN at 402-729-6857.

JCH&L to Offer Wound Clinic

A wound clinic will be offered monthly at JCH&L beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11. Dr. Edmundo Rivera, a specialist in the area of wound care with the Lincoln Surgical Center will be the physician specialist.

If you have a wound that is slow in healing, you may benefit from the wound clinic. The clinic will treat all types of chronic, nonhealing wounds, including diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds, burns and others. The clinic will help determine why a wound isn’t healing, and use a variety of clinical treatments, therapies and support services to treat chronic wounds. Our goal is to facilitate your healing process.  A variety of outpatient wound treatment services are available to assist in treatment plans as ordered by the physician – including dressing changes and wound debridement by JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehab Services and outpatient nurses.

“JCH&L is pleased to be able to offer a wound clinic for our area residents. We understand that wounds which aren’t healing are a health concern and sometimes require advanced treatment to get you on the path to healing,” said Chad Jurgens, CEO. “Our goal is to provide the help that is needed.”

Dr. Rivera joined the Lincoln Surgical Group, P.C., in August 2015. He is a surgeon with the American Burn Association, is board certified in surgical critical care and general surgery, and completed fellowships in surgical critical care and burns. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Southern California, his MD from Creighton University School of Medicine, and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Creighton University Medical Center.

Dr. Rivera also sees patients at wound clinics at CHI-St. Elizabeth’s, Thayer County Health Services and Fillmore County Hospital.

Visit with your family medicine provider about whether a referral to Dr. Rivera would be beneficial to you. For more information or to make an appointment, call Jefferson Community Health & Life Outpatient Services at 402-729-6851.

JCH&L Golf Tourney Raises Nearly $12,000

23rd annual tournament successful

FAIRBURY — The 23rd annual golf tournament to benefit Jefferson Community Health & Life was successful, raising nearly $12,000.

“We are very pleased with the success of this annual event. It’s a great way for JCH&L supporters to have a good time and help provide quality health care for our community,” said Chad Jurgens, JCH&L Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s event raised nearly $12,000.”

The golf tournament, held Friday, Aug. 9 at the Fairbury Country Club, was a fund-raiser for Jefferson Community Health & Life, a 17-bed critical access hospital located in Fairbury.

Winning teams were:

Champions of the championship flight were Seim Johnson – Chad Jurgens, Marty Dubas, Todd Johnson; second place: Westin Meats 1 – Eldon Hutchison, Jeremiah Traylor, Sam Schlictman; third place: Edward Jones – Jay Peterson, Ross Boeckner, Rodney Beranek.






In the First Flight, winners were ConvergeOne — Craig Stork, Dennis Ahl, Dan Reikofski; second place: Davis Design—Jon Dalton, Darin Horst, Bryant Klotther; third place: Starr Buckow—Bill Runge, Krista Peterson, Jeff Meyer.






In the second Flight, winners were Den’s Meats—Susie Patton, Larry Cote, Mike Seachord; second place: High Plains Anesthesia Associates—Marci Gillham, Penni Mitchell, Jamie Swanda; third place: MedHost—Jordan Ahl, Logan Ahl, Bladen Ahl.






This year’s sponsors include:

Hole sponsors: American National Bank, Beckenhauer Construction, Brown’s Medical Imaging, Bryan Medical Center, Cerner Corporation, Davis Design, Den’s Meat Distributing Inc., Heartland Bank, High Plains Anesthesia Service, Lottman Concrete Construction, M&B 2 Cylinder, MedHost, Rural Sleep, Seim Johnson, The Olson Group, Westin Packaged Meats/Fairbury Operations.

Breakfast Sponsor: Collection Associates

Lunch Sponsors: Gill Insurance Services, Inc., Plymouth Electric, MMIC/Constellation

Contributing Sponsors: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, Focus One, MedHost, Prairie Health Ventures, Dr. Vince and Brenda Sutton, Quality Sound, Thrivent, TriGard

Raffle Prize Sponsors: Barber Furniture, Bytespeed, JCH&L, McKesson, Ol’ Red 99.5, Pepsi, Schwartz Paper, Sim’s Florist

Other Sponsors: Precision Signs & Graphics LLC, signage; Ray’s Applemarket, treats on the course; Fairbury Country Club; Kettlehut Real Estate, sound system

Flag Prize and Door Prize Sponsors: Beckenhauer Construction, Casey’s General Store, Cerner Corporation, Directions EAP, Eakes, Jefferson Community Health & Life, McKesson, Nebraska Community Bloodbank, Ol’ Red 99.5, PVI, Starr Buckow Insurance, Walmart #418- Fairbury

Teams: American National Bank, Avadyne, Beckenhauer Construction, Glen Blobaum, Blobaum & Busboom PC, ConvergeOne, Credit Management, Davis Design, Den’s Meat Distributing, Edward Jones, Fairbury Dental Associates/Dr. Jack Wesch, Gerdes Meyer, Globe Rexall, High Plains Anesthesia Associates, M & B 2 Cylinder, MedHost, Nebraska Hospital Association, PVI, Rural Sleep Solutions, Ron Sasse Farm, The Olson Group, The 3 Gs , Bill Welch, Westin Packaged Meats (2 teams)

“We especially want to thank our sponsors, donors, golf teams and volunteers.  It wouldn’t have been a successful event if we didn’t have such great support from our community, our peers, and companies we work with regularly,” Jurgens said.