Jefferson Community Health Center and its health services have announced a new Commitment to Health initiative, and with it, a new name: Jefferson Community Health & Life.
The name change mirrors the organization’s newly expanded approach to healthcare in our local communities. As the industry’s core focus shifts from treating illness and injury to nurturing and sustaining overall health, leaders at Jefferson Community Health & Life are responding by aligning care delivery more closely with community-based health and life services.
“Of course, we are still the community hospital people know and trust for quality care during times of illness or injury,” said Chad Jurgens, chief executive officer. “Our new commitment is an extension of that mission – one that expands our reach beyond our hospital walls and into our community, enabling a deeper impact on the lives of those we serve.”
Through the seamless delivery of health and life care, Jurgens said, Jefferson Community Health & Life is committed to keeping people and families healthy over time, which goes far beyond treating them when they are sick.
The new care model at Jefferson Community Health & Life enhances and extends the services available to the community. For example, the organization plans to offer health coaches to help people with chronic diseases navigate their care; expand women’s health services; form new, health-based community partnerships to make healthy lifestyle options more accessible; and engage area residents with heightened access to health, fitness, and wellness programs at Burkley Fitness Center.
By building a more comprehensive continuum of care – and making services easily accessible where people live, work and play – Jefferson Community Health & Life leaders say the new endeavor will inspire healthy living to flourish throughout its entire service area.
“Through a combination of small steps and big leaps, we are embracing a Commitment to Health designed to keep quality healthcare exactly where it belongs: close to home,” said Jurgens.
Plans are underway to host a public event for the official launch of the new name in the spring. More information about the event will be posted on the Jefferson Community Health & Life website and social media. For more information about the organization’s Commitment to Health, visit JCHealthandLife.org.
Jefferson Community Health & Life operates a 17-bed, acute-care Critical Access Hospital in Fairbury, Neb., offering inpatient and outpatient services, including obstetrics, surgery, therapy, screenings, and emergency services. Jefferson Community Health & Life offers additional health and life services, including Fairbury Clinic (primary and family care), Burkley Fitness Center, Gardenside (long-term care), and Home Health services. In addition, Jefferson Community Health & Life supports numerous education programs and support groups.