Retirement Reception Planned for Dr. David Holdt and His Longtime Nurse

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., ― After more than 36 years of providing women’s health care at Regional West and ten years as president of Regional West Physicians Clinic, David Holdt, MD, will retire at the end of February. His nurse Hope Kadolph, who has worked with Dr. Holdt since 1993, will retire along with him. 

Patients, staff, and community members are invited to attend their retirement reception Mar. 6 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Regional West Education Center.

Dr. Holdt is a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and has provided care for generations of women throughout the region. He has delivered 3,995 babies.

In 1982, he joined Ernest Bussinger, MD, and Loren Faaborg, MD, at West Nebraska OB/GYN Associates, which later evolved into The Women’s Center and is now Regional West Physicians Clinic-Women’s Center.

Throughout his 36 years as an OB/GYN, he has been actively involved in the hospital’s medical staff leadership. He served as secretary, vice president, and chief of staff -- a position that also included a term on the hospital’s board of directors. In addition, he served 20 years on the physician credentialing committee, as well as on various subcommittees, and as director of Perinatal Services and chief of obstetrics. When Regional West Physicians Clinic was founded in 2008, he was named president and he continued served in that position until 2018.

“Dr. Holdt is a friend and respected colleague who provides exceptional care to his patients,” said Regional West Chief of Staff Matthew Bruner, MD, FACOG. “I have been fortunate to practice alongside him since 2009 when I joined the practice. We will miss him and wish him the best in his retirement.”

Hope Kadolph began her nursing career in medical-surgical care at Regional West in February 1976. She joined The Women’s Center as Dr. Holdt’s nurse and they worked as a team for more than 26 years. 

“Hope is the most caring and compassionate woman I have ever met.  She puts every patient first and treats each one of them with such kindness and respect,” said Dee Hill, clinic manager of Regional West Physicians Clinic-Women’s Center. 

Dr. Holdt and his wife Syl will be moving to Florida to enjoy retirement near their children.

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 in-network providers, and 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.