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Health Care

With two hospitals, approximately 100 physicians and a wide variety of specialists, Grand Island is a leading center for healthcare services in central Nebraska.

Promoting a Safe and Healthy Community

Grand Island is home to two hospitals – Saint Francis Medical Center and the U.S. Veterans Administration Medical Center. The community also has a wide variety of medicinal clinics, dental, optical, and chiropractic offices, and numerous nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services and Midwest Medical Transport provide 24-hour emergency medical care and transport. LifeTeam offers air transport to patients with a medical or surgical emergency needing advanced care provided by a trauma center, a cardiac cath lab, or a stroke team.

Saint Francis Medical Center

Founded in 1887, Saint Francis Medical Center has provided quality medical care for more than 125 years. Today Saint Francis serves patients from central Nebraska and northern Kansas, offering sophisticated medical diagnosis and treatment typically found in large urban centers. Services include a nationally recognized oncology program and a joint replacement center honored with the Blue Distinction award for quality, plus a Level III Trauma Center, neurological and spine surgery services, and specialists in pulmonology, cardiology, and other disciplines. Saint Francis sees more than 7,000 inpatients each year.

 Number of Beds
Licensed Beds163
Skilled Nursing Unit Beds36
Alcohol and Drug Treatment Residential Beds23
Veterans Medical Center and Veterans Home

medical2Grand Island is home to one of the three Veteran Affairs facilities in Nebraska. These facilities provide a unique array of healthcare services to veterans in central and western Nebraska.

The Nebraska Veterans Home focuses on enhanced quality of life, through specialized services such as physical therapy, and recreational and religious services.

The Veteran’s Administration Medical Center is a Federal facility with 76 nursing home care beds and 18 residential substance abuse beds.



Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce
309 West Second Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: 308.382.9210
Fax: 308.382.1154