The opening of Great Plains Regional Medical Center in 1975 marked the completion of one of the most successful cooperative efforts in North Platte's history.
In 1973 a volunteer building campaign, themed "One Hospital, More Doctors" exceeded its $1.2 million fundraising goal, enabling a ground breaking for the new hospital. On August 9, 1975 GPRMC was dedicated, replacing the two smaller, aging hospitals (Memorial and St. Mary's).
Since then, GPRMC has continued to invest in the facilities, equipment and medical expertise to provide state-of-the-art health care in the heart of the state. This both drives and supports our mission: Providing the kind of health care we would want for ourselves and our families, in partnership with those we serve.
Below is a timeline of major accomplishments.1976 - A medical arts building was built just west of the hospital.
1990 - A $7.5 million expansion project changed the main entrances and added space for Physical Therapy, Renal Dialysis and a new Emergency Department.
1996 - A major renovation of Women's Services guided by our patients telling us what they wanted helped create a more family centered environment.
2003 - A joint venture saw the opening of the North Platte Surgery Center.
2003 - Saw completion of a $23 million expansion adding 63,000 square feet to the hospital for Same Day Surgery, Recovery, Central Sterile and the Emergency Department.
2004 - Opening of the North Platte Heart Institute in conjunction with the Nebraska Heart Institute marked the opening of the cardiac catheterization lab.
March 2009 saw completion of the Great Plains Imaging Center. The center features a Women's Imaging Suite that houses some of the most modern and patient-friendly imaging technology available - yet it feels more like a private spa.
And even though the care we offer is guided by our small-town Nebraska roots, we're dedicated to providing the kind of advanced treatments and technologies you'd typically expect to see only in big-city hospitals.