Clinic business

New brain and spine clinic opened at hospital

Great Plains Health Brain & Spine now serves patients in a newly renovated building on the east side of GPHealth’s main campus.

The clinic is on the first floor of the building. The address is 601 W. Leota in North Platte.

The new neurosurgery clinic is located in what was once the original GPH hospital building, built in 1975. Over the past year, it has undergone a $6.2 million renovation and conversion, at the inside as well as outside.

The exterior has been completely renovated to match the new GPH West Tower which opened in 2015.

Inside the new location, neurosurgeon Dr. Lee Warren said the clinic provides an environment for healing and restoration. It was designed by his wife Lisa to put patients at ease and make their visits more efficient and less stressful.

Lee Warren

Lee and Lisa Warren have been partners in business and marriage for many years. They are recognized for their achievements in the profession.

They arrived in North Platte in May 2020, bringing an unprecedented level of neurosurgical expertise to Great Plains Health. Since their arrival, they have been serving patients in the GPH health pavilion, while eagerly waiting for the clinic to take shape.

“Having our office in the same building as the laboratory and diagnostic imaging departments will improve the patient experience and help us take better care of them,” said Lee Warren. “It’s amazing to have this resource for our patients right here in the North Platte area.”

The clinic spans over 3,200 square feet with a renovated waiting and registration room as well as six exam rooms.

Brain & Spine patients can enter through the clinic’s east entrance, an area of ​​the GPH property that also has room for future construction.

Patients and their caregivers can use a temporary drop-off in the east side parking lot, facing the corner of Willow and Leota streets. A permanent eastward stall is coming in the near future, GPH spokeswoman Mary Roberts said.

“After building the new hospital, we wanted to make good use of the space we had in the original building to the east,” CEO Ivan Mitchell said. “This newly designed space provides patients with access to world-class neurosurgical care at a state-of-the-art facility led by Dr. Warren. This is the start of how we will update the space to better serve our patients. »

The 1975 hospital replaced two smaller hospitals when it was built – Memorial Hospital between Dewey and Jeffers, which is now the Civil Service Building housing the police and fire department, and St. Mary’s Hospital in B and Silber, which is now the Craft State Office Building.

For reference, the new neurosurgery clinic is in the old cafeteria of the 1975 hospital on the first floor.

Clark & ​​Enersen of Lincoln was the architect.

To learn more about the clinic’s services or to make an appointment, call 308-568-8290.

Great Plains Health is a fully accredited 116-bed regional acute care medical center serving western and central Nebraska, northern Kansas and southern South Dakota with 90 physicians representing nearly 30 medical specialties.

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