Cardiology


The main purpose and function of the Cardiology department is to evaluate your cardiovascular health and help you recover if you have recently experienced a cardiac event.

Outside Resources:

We have developed a special relationship with Bryan Heart Hospital in Lincoln, NE, to offer several cardiac services for patients in the surrounding Valentine area. Doctors and technicians from Bryan Hospital come to Cherry County Hospital to perform office visits and testing several times each month.

Referrals:

Your primary care provider will refer you to the Cardiology program if they think you would benefit from cardiac consultation, testing, or rehabilitation! You can reach the Cardiology department by calling 402.376.2525 and asking for Cardiology!

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Available Services and Testing:

AICD (Automatic Implanted Cardioverter-Defibrillator) / Pacemaker Interrogations
Cardiac and Vascular Consultations
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac and Vascular Ultrasounds performed by Bryan Health on site at Cherry County Hospital
- Echocardiograms (Ultrasound of your heart)
- Venous Duplex (Ultrasound of your veins)
- Arterial Duplex (Ultrasound of your arteries)
- Carotid Duplex (Ultrasound of your neck vessels)
Event Monitor (30 Day)
Holter Monitor (24 Hour)
Nuclear Testing
- Myocardial Perfusion Studies (Heart Circulation)
- Bone Scans
- Hepatobiliary Scans (Gallbladder)
- Renal Scans (Kidney)
- Parathyroid Scans
Treadmill Stress Tests

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Where do I come for my appointment/test?

A: The Specialty Clinic waiting room is located in between the main entrance to Cherry County Hospital and Cherry County Clinic. There is a door near the waiting room. Always feel free to come in through the main entrance to the hospital, the front desk staff is more than happy to help you find your way!

Q: Does my cardiac test need to be pre-certified with my insurance company?

A: Quite possibly! Several insurance companies require precertification for testing. It is always wise to contact your insurance company to pre-certify your testing. It is also wise to document the number you called, the name of the person with whom you spoke, what they told you, and the date and time of the conversation.

Q: Do I need to have a referral to see the cardiologist?

A: Yes. Your primary care provider will refer you to the Cardiology department to set up a visit with a Cardiologist or to schedule the appropriate testing.

Q: Do I need to bring anything?

A: Yes! Please bring your current medications. Bring the original bottles and bring all of them. Please also bring your current insurance card(s)!