100 Hospital Drive, Pender, NE 68047 | Main: (402) 385-3083 | Nurses Station: (402) 385-4066

The Vision of the PCH District is to be the
Best Place to Get Care and the Best Place to Give Care.

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CEO of Pender Community Hospital
CEO Message


On behalf of the staff and administration at Pender Community Hospital District, Inc., I am pleased to welcome you and your family to our website. At Pender Community Hospital District, Inc., we understand healthcare is continuously evolving. The advances in medicine and strides in technology are providing local communities access to better healthcare. It is our desire to provide the best care in our region.
We have been going through a number of changes over the past several years, including adding the Pender, Emerson, Bancroft, and Beemer clinics to our family of services as well as Pender Care Centre District, Inc. added The Apothecary Shop and Wisner Apothecary to its team. These changes all point back to our mission statement "to provide a continuum of exceptional healthcare services in a healing environment for everyone." Our goal with these acquisitions was not to become bigger but to become better. We are continuously analyzing our services for gaps in this continuum of healthcare and determining if that gap is something we can provide locally for the communities we serve.

As our continuum of care continues to develop and evolve, we must also be aware of the changing healthcare dynamics in our nation. With all of the changes mentioned above, we are poising ourselves to be prepared for the changes to the system as they come, particularly as we shift our focus from reactive care to preventative care. We appreciate the fact that our community trusts us to take that journey with them.


Melissa Kelly
Chief Executive Officer
Pender Community Hospital