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Pender Community Hospital Welcomes OB/GYN Physician and Three Behavioral Health Providers


Pender, NE (August 28, 2020) - Pender Community Hospital in Pender, NE, welcomes four new providers to
supplement care offerings for patients in the communities the PCH healthcare system serves.

Dr. Gregory Heidrick is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and specializes in operative gynecology. He is
highly skilled in minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. With over 30 years of expertise, his unique approach customizes procedures to fit the person, rather than using a one-size-fits-all standard, so every patient receives her most effective treatment. Providing this personalized care has enhanced Dr. Heidrick's surgical repertoire and made him a pioneer, and leader, in OB/GYN procedures in the region. To date, Dr. Heidrick has performed more than 3,000 robotic-assisted procedures and looks forward to helping PCH patients. He will begin seeing patients at the PCH Outpatient Specialty Clinic every other Tuesday starting September 1.

Jenna Johnson, APRN-NP, will support the PCH behavioral health team, treating children, teens and young adults. Jenna will provide psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring for patients ages 5 to 23 and believes in
providing patient-centered care to help young people get the support they need to live their healthiest lives. She is currently seeing patients at the PCH Outpatient Specialty Clinic on the first Tuesday of each month.

Brooklee Tynes, PhD and clinical psychologist, will treat patients ages 5 to 19. Dr. Tynes conducts social/emotional, developmental and cognitive assessments for this younger patient group and also provides therapy services. She delivers evidence-based interventions to children, adolescents and their families to educate both the patients and their support systems, to better facilitate mental healing and meaningful behavior changes. Brooklee will see patients at the PCH Outpatient Specialty Clinic on the first Tuesday of each month.

Nikki Houlden, APRN-NP, will provide behavioral health care and support for adult and geriatric patients at PCH's outpatient clinic. A strong advocate who believes that overall health is directly impacted by proper mental health care, Nikki will provide psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring for patients over age 24. Nikki is currently seeing patients at the PCH Outpatient Specialty Clinic on the third Tuesday of each month.

"We are proud to enhance our already strong team at PCH with the addition of these experienced providers," said Melissa Kelly, CEO of Pender Hospital Community. "They provide an incredible blend of education and knowledge and share PCH's mission to provide exceptional healthcare services and compassionate patient care."

For an appointment with our new OBGYN, Dr. Gregory Heidrick, call the PCH Outpatient Specialty Clinic at 402-385-4090. If you're looking to set up an appointment with one of the new behavioral health providers, call the PCHBehavioral Health team at 402-385- 1898. Check with your insurance first to see if a referral is needed; if required, contact your primary care physician or any Pender Medical Clinic and ask about setting up the appropriate referrals.

About Pender Community Hospital District Pender's hospital dates back to 1913. Over the years, the Pender Community Medical System has become a model of an effective Rural Health System. Through the loyalty and generous support of everyone making up the hospital district, plus the dedication of the medical staff, board of directors, and hospital staff, we continue to deliver top quality health care. Visit pendercommunityhospital.com to learn more.