Staff

Hospital, IRU & Skilled

Physical Therapists

Josh Buechler, PT

Physical Therapist, Rehab Director

Hometown: Menno, SD
Education:
Des Moines University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Certifications: LSVT-BIG for Parkinson's Disease, Functional Dry Needling
Specialization and interests:  Neurological Disorders, Balance/Fall Prevention, Post-Amputee Rehabilitation, Orthopedics

Renee Hagemann, PT

Physical Therapist, Lead Physical Therapist

Hometown: Yutan, NE
Education:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Specialization and interests:  Neurological Disorders, Neonatal, Pediatrics

Launa Cumpston, PT

Physical Therapist

Hometown: Lexington, NE
Education:
Creighton University
Specialization and interests:  Geriatrics, Balance/Fall Prevention, Home Health

Emilie Reisen, PT

Physical Therapist

Hometown: Douglas, NE
Education:
University of Nebraska-Medical Center, Wayne State College
Specialization and interests:  Pediatrics, Neurological Disorders

Sarah Schmoldt, PT

Physical Therapist

Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Education:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Specialization and interests:  Orthopedics, Pediatrics

Kaitlin Thunker, PT

Physical Therapist

Hometown: Bartlett, NE
Education:
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Hastings College
Specialization and interests:  Orthopedics, Geriatrics

Physical Therapist Assistants

Brenda Biehl, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hometown: Smithfield, NE
Education:
Colby Community College
Certifications: Neuro-IFRAH
Specialization and interests: 
Neurological Rehabilitation, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Balance and Fall Prevention

Michelle Fearnley, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hometown: Platte Center, NE
Education:
Colby Community College
Specialization and interests: 
Acute Care, Geriatrics

Lance Fox, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hometown: Cozad, NE
Education:
Clarkson College
Specialization and interests: 
Orthopedics, Aquatic Therapy, Manual Therapy

Danielle Gronenthal, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hometown: Lindsay, NE
Education:
Nebraska Methodist College
Specialization and interests: 
Acute Care, Geriatrics

Jacqui Hendrickson, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hometown: Cozad, NE
Education:
Clarkson College
Specialization and interests: 
Acute Care, Home Health

Ron Renken, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hometown: Bertrand, NE
Education:
Colby Community College
Specialization and interests: 
Orthopedics, Acute Care

Kimberly Zwiener, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Hometown: Kearney, NE
Education:
Clarkson College
Specialization and interests: 
Acute Care, Geriatrics

Occupational Therapists

Shannon Key, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: Omaha, NE
Education:
College of Saint Mary
Certifications: Physical Agent Modalities
Specialization and interests: Neurological Rehabilitation, Acute Care, Geriatrics

Nichole Lungrin, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: Axtell, NE
Education:
College of Saint Mary
Certifications: Physical Agent Modalities
Specialization and interests: Geriatrics, Acute Care, Pediatrics

Valerie McCulley, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: Kearney, NE 
Education:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Creighton University
Certifications: LSVT-BIG
Specialization and interests: Neurological Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Pediatrics

Stephanie Nelsen, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: Callaway, NE
Education:
College of Saint Mary
Certifications: Physical Agent Modalities
Specialization and interests: Home Health, Acute Care, Kinesiotaping

Hilary Reichert, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: Elm Creek, NE
Education:
Washington University School of Medicine
Specialization and interests: Geriatrics, Orthopedics

Melissa Smith, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Hometown: West Point, NE
Education:
College of Saint Mary
Specialization and interests: Neurological Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Paige Hawkinson, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hometown: Dickens, NE
Education:
Casper College
Specialization and interests: Geriatrics, Pediatrics

Allie Keller, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hometown: Shelton, NE 
Education: 
Central Community College-Grand Island
Specialization and interests:  Geriatrics, Acute Care, Orthopedic Post-Op Rehabilitation, Pediatrics

Megan Nagorski, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hometown: Grand Island, NE 
Education: 
University of Nebraska-Kearney, Central Community College-Grand Island
Certifications: Physical Agent Modalities
Specialization and interests: Geriatrics, Acute Care, Orthopedic Post-Op Rehabilitation

Alora Wilson, COTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Hometown: Kearney, NE
Education:
Central Community College-Grand Island
Specialization and interests: Hand Therapy, Neurological Rehabilitation

Speech-Language Pathologists

Autumn Ambler, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hometown: Greeley, NE
Education:
 University of Nebraska-Kearney
Certifications: VitalStim Swallowing Therapy
Specialization and interests: Swallowing Disorders, Voice and Voice Disorders, Alternative Augmentative Communication, Stroke Rehabilitation, Cognitive Communication Disorders, Pediatrics

Diane Stittle, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Liz Weber, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hometown: Kearney, NE
Education:
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Certifications: Vital Stim Therapy, Beckman Oral Motor, PROMPT
Specialization and interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Alternative and Augmentative Communication, Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding Disorders, Dysphagia

Audrey Wise Carrier, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hometown: Kearney, NE
Education:
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Certifications: Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT LOUD), Beckmann Oral Motor Therapy, Vital Stim, Deep Pharyngeal Nueromuscular Stimulation (DPNS)
Specialization and interests: Swallowing Disorders, Voice, Alternative Augmentative Communication, Stroke Rehabilitation

Administration

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Michelle Ruzicka

Michelle Ruzicka

HR Director

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Jessica Hanson

Jessica Hanson

HR Coordinator

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Jim Ward

Jim Ward

Controller

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Kendra Brummund

Kendra Brummund

Office Manager

Lindsay Buechler

Marketing