Nevada Regional Medical Center
December 1937- Present
Started with 25 beds now at 71 beds
You may be surprised when you find out all of the healthcare options Nevada has to offer. Access is not an issue in our City. The community-owned, non-profit hospital, Nevada Regional Medical Center, is home to a wide variety of services that challenge many bigger cities selections. This 71 bed facility offers 24 hour emergency services, Same-Day Surgery, including Orthopedics. Inpatient care with an Intensive Care Unit, Family-Centered Maternity care, and Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health services. They also have a full array of diagnostic imaging services with a recently updated MRI machine. The hospital offers Home Health and Hospice care, Long-Term Care, and Long-Term Care specific for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.
For patients needing rehabilitation, they offer a full variety of services as well; their Performance Therapy program has physical, occupational and speech therapy with an on-site cardiac rehabilitation program. There is also a sports medicine program with Acceleration; a training program for local and regional athletes to improve their game.
NRMC also offers a wide-variety of clinical services including the NowCare Clinic, a walk-in medical clinic, and two Family Health clinics in the outlying towns of Rich Hill and Sheldon. At the hospital, they offer a Wound and Skin Management Center, a Pain Clinic, and a Specialty Clinic that is visited by a full array of physicians from nearby Joplin and Kansas City. They offer: Neurology, Cardiology, Oncology, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, Urology, Dermatology, Pulmonology, and Podiatry.
No hospital would be complete without its very important partners. MedFlight air ambulance is stationed very close to NRMC at the Nevada Municipal airport and the Vernon County Ambulance District, operating since 1978, it is located right in Nevada.
Additionally, Nevada offers numerous private-practice Physician offices, an Urgent Care Clinic, Dental practices, Orthodontics, Chiropractic care, and many more behavioral health services. Among the oldest hospitals in Nevada is Heartland Behavioral health (c.1880) which is a private organization that cares for children and adolescents from all over the nation.
Besides the many ways for Nevada residents to GET healthy, there are many services available for them to STAY healthy. Nevada has the Osage Prairie YMCA with an Olympic size swimming pool, exercise gym, and basketball gym. The Franklin P. Norman Community Center also has 2 gyms for athletic programs, and for local youth to play, an after-school game of basketball or volleyball.
The Nevada community is caring. Residents are accustomed to taking care of those in need. Many programs in Nevada were brought here by caring citizens and continue to operate today. There is the Vernon County Health Department that also offers Women in Crisis (WIC) program, the SMILE Clinic which provides dentistry for underserved children, On My Own, Inc. center for independent living, and many more.
Additionally, there are very active charitable groups in Nevada: Moss House for battered women, Community Outreach food pantry, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, the Nevada Regional Medical Center Foundation, and numerous support groups and educational programs.