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Our Story

In 1944, the citizens of Kimball County voted on a bond issue for $90,000 to build a new hospital. After the bond passed, it took several years to accumulate the manpower and materials to ensure construction.

Kimball Health Services began operations on August 21, 1950, at a cost of $223,000, financed with the bond issue, Hill-Burton funds, and philanthropic resources. From this modest beginning, KHS has grown into a modern, efficient medical facility, serving patients and their families throughout western Nebraska, eastern Wyoming, and northeastern Colorado.

Rural Health Clinic

Kimball Health Services Clinic opened its doors in September of 1996. It is a provider-based certified rural health clinic. In 2002, as part of a remodeling project, the clinic moved to the Kimball Health Services hospital campus at 505 S Burg Street.

In 2017, a second rural health clinic was added in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. The clinics are staffed with two physicians and multiple midlevel providers. All the clinic staff are employees of the hospital, which owns the clinics.

The clinics provide family practice coverage to our communities. Both locations offer extended hours in order to serve the working family needs of our patients and friends.

In addition to regular office hours, the Kimball clinic is also open on Saturdays.

Facility Renovations

The year 2000 marked Kimball Health Services' 50th anniversary and we were proud to celebrate over 50 Years of Caring. To meet the evolving medical landscape and ensure the future well-being of Kimball County, an expansion and renovation project was initiated for the hospital.

In March of 2000, the citizens of Kimball voted on a bond issue for $2,330,000. Construction began in October 2000 and was completed in May 2002.

2002 Construction Project Summary

This was a $2.33 million project to renovate the existing hospital and construct two new wings on the west side.

Major changes included:

  • The hospital clinic moved on-site with 12 exam rooms
  • A second, modern trauma room
  • An outpatient surgical prep and recovery ward with five beds
  • Space for rehabilitation doubled
  • Hospice and respite inpatient care rooms
  • Better exam rooms and office space for visiting specialist clinics
  • 11 state-of-the-art medical/surgical beds added

2013 North Campus Addition

With a need for additional space and an eye on the future, Kimball Health Services purchased the Kimball Public Schools West Elementary building and accompanying block of property in September 2013.

The decommissioned school was partially renovated and served as the location of the hospital kitchen, Finance Office, Health Information, and Patient Accounting departments until 2022.  

For several years, Kimball Health Services explored options to address its aging facilities and improve patient-centered care for our communities. Our new hospital building project allows for additional service options, such as mammography, cardiac rehab, additional specialty clinics, chemotherapy infusions, and expanded surgical options.

Providing these services locally enables patients and their families to spend less time traveling out of town for these services.  

Contact Kimball Health Services

Our story is one of growth, adaptability, and an unwavering dedication to the health and well-being of the communities we serve. As we continue to evolve, our commitment to exceptional healthcare remains at the heart of Kimball Health Services.

With state-of-the-art technology and access to specialty referral sources, we ensure you receive the best possible care.

In case of an emergency, call 911 or walk into our emergency department anytime. For appointments, call ahead or fill out our online form. We're here for you whenever you need us. 

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