Bryan Health unveils new medical center in central Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Bryan Health unveiled its new Merrick Medical Center in Central City on Tuesday.

It will replace a hospital built in 1959.

The $27 million medical center will feature larger operating rooms, larger patient rooms and a cafeteria, according to a press release.

The hospital was built on the Dinsdale Health Campus.  The 22.5 acres of land was donated by the Dinsdale family in 2019.

“This new facility gives us the opportunity to provide more services for the communities we serve and allows us to recruit and retain talent to keep health care local,” said Patrick Avila, CEO of Merrick Medical Center.  “Hospitals shouldn’t be a place you only come to when you’re hurt or broken.  We’ll offer more education on fitness, healthy eating and living.  The sky’s the limit for us.”

The medical center is scheduled to open its doors on June 13.

“Bryan Health and Merrick Medical Center are committed to working with everyone well into the future to make sure the highest quality of care remains local in Central City, a place that deserves it, said Russ Gronewold, CEO of Bryan Health.

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