Guide Rock Medical Clinic

420 University Avenue
Guide Rock, NE 68942
(402) 257-2061

Guide Rock Clinic to Close

After the resignation of Dr. Michele Durr from the Webster County Community Hospital and Clinic effective 07/30/2013, the Board of Trustees made a difficult decision at their meeting on 07/23/2013. The board decided to close the Guide Rock Clinic effective immediately. We apologize in advance for the short-notice, but with Dr. Durr's resignation we took into consideration several other factors when making this decision.

The main factor contributing to the closure is that physician coverage is needed on a continual basis at the Webster County Community Hospital and Clinic. We are actively recruiting to replace Dr. Durr, but until we hire another physician, Dr. Amy Springer will be the sole physician that is required to supervise the two physician assistants currently on staff. Dr. Springer's time will be spent entirely in Red Cloud providing this supervision as well as practicing at the hospital, clinic, and emergency room.

Another factor includes the declining population in both Guide Rock and Webster County. This decline has led to a decline in patient visits. At the Guide Rock Clinic, the patient visits declined 9% in fiscal year 2012 and 35% in fiscal year 2013. At the present time, we are seeing an average of 2 less patients per clinic day. As you can determine with this decline it is difficult to cover expenses to keep the clinic open. The anticipated reduction in reimbursement with Healthcare Reform is also another factor that was taken into consideration.

All of our current providers, Dr. Amy Springer, William Hinman, PA-C and Abby Hansen, PA-C, are happy to accept anyone as a patient at our Webster County Clinic in Red Cloud. If you have any questions about establishing care at the Webster County Clinic in Red Cloud, please contact the Clinic Manager, at 402-745-5614. We look forward to seeing you at Webster County Clinic.