Open House August 1 for New YMCA at Regional West

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.,– Regional West Foundation and Scottsbluff Family YMCA invite the public to an open house celebration for the new YMCA at Regional West at 3812 Avenue B, Scottsbluff. A ribbon cutting will be held Aug. 1 at noon. Tours and refreshments will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The new facility was developed by Regional West Foundation and the YMCA to meet the needs of both organizations. For some time, Regional West staff expressed an interest in having a fitness center on or near the campus. The YMCA has also been interested in offering 24/7 access to its members

The YMCA at Regional West will be open around the clock for Regional West employees who are YMCA members. Any Y member over age 18 can use also use the facility, except during the hours of 5:30 to 7 a.m.; noon to 1 p.m.; and 4:30 to 7 p.m., when it will be open exclusively to Regional West employees. In addition, the new location will be open overnight only to those age 21 and older.

“Regional West employees generously helped raise more than $200,000 for projects identified by our employee campaign committee,” said Regional West Foundation Director of Development Julie Marshall. “The fitness center, including on site WiFi availability, and 3D tomography for the Breast Health Center were two of the projects the committee chose to support.”

The new fitness center will offer the same equipment as the main location including another incline trainer. In addition, the new location will also feature a zero runner, which is a cross between a treadmill and elliptical machine, which is beneficial for those with joint problems or who have had a joint replaced.

Regional West Foundation has been raising funds for the benefit of the hospital since 1972. The foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization that solicits tax-deductible private contributions for the benefit of Regional West Medical Center. For more information about the Regional West Foundation Campaign for Continuing Excellence, please call 308-630-2244.

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Neb., is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center and one of three Level II Trauma Centers in the state. As the region’s only tertiary referral medical center, Regional West offers care that spans more than 32 medical specialties provided by over 28 physician clinics. With nearly 300 providers, and over 2,000 employees, Regional West provides comprehensive and innovative health care services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.