Regional West Medical Center to Celebrate 100 Years with Open House

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― Regional West Medical Center will host an open house Sunday, April 14 to celebrate our 100th anniversary. The public is invited to attend from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Regional West Education Center, located at 4021 Avenue B, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. There will be a short program at 2 p.m. The first 100 attendees will receive a commemorative keepsake. Refreshments will be served.

Throughout 2024, Regional West is celebrating the 100th anniversary of caring for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

On April 15, 1924, the West Nebraska Methodist Episcopal Hospital opened at the corner of 18th and Broadway in Scottsbluff with a staff of 25. During the last 100 years, much has changed on our campus, in our community, and in our region. Regional West Medical Center is now a regional referral center and the state’s only Level II Trauma Center west of Kearney. At our roots, we have always been a community hospital –  paid for by the community, supervised by a volunteer board of local citizens, and improved by contributions from volunteers and friends who continue to donate their time and talent in order to provide quality healthcare for the future.

No organization reaches 100 years without challenges. But with challenge comes opportunity, and we are excited about the many positive things that are happening at Regional West. Throughout the decades, our name and location have changed along with medical technology, and our staff and services have grown dramatically, yet we are committed to provide the same excellent care upon which we built our reputation. While much has changed since 1924, the dedication of our physicians, providers, employees, and countless others remains the same, and will continue as we embark on the next hundred years.

About Regional West

Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff, Nebraska is the parent company of Regional West Medical Center, a 188-bed regional referral center celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2024 and the only Level II Trauma Center in Nebraska west of Kearney. As the region’s sole tertiary medical center, Regional West features an expansive array of medical specialties and numerous physician clinics. Regional West offers comprehensive and innovative healthcare services for the people of western Nebraska and the neighboring states of Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.