ABOUT JOHNSON COUNTY HEALTHCARE
At Johnson County Healthcare Center (JCHC), we are a whole health care center on one campus. JCHC consists of a 25 bed critical access hospital, a large outpatient family medical clinic, a 44 bed nursing home, and a busy emergency care department. JCHC has 14 medical providers on staff, and provides excellent inpatient and outpatient care. JCHC doctors do surgery, care for hospital and nursing home patients, deliver babies, do C-sections, staff a busy emergency room and take care of same day illnesses too.
"For truly excellent, compassionate health care, visit JCHC."
JCHC is committed to meeting the health and wellness needs
of our community through all stages of life.
What You're Saying About JCHC
"My husband and I struggled with infertility for 5 years. I spoke with other doctors outside of JCHC and they told me that I had plenty of time and not to worry. I spoke with Dr. Darnell and actually listened and took an active role in helping us conceive." ~ Jelissa Olsen
"I was three months pregnant and was not receiving the type of care I felt was high quality. My concerns were dismissed and I felt like another policy number. It wasn't until I made an appointment with Dr. Lisa Mullen that my entire experience shifted. Thank you for your constant care and love!" ~ Erin Nitschke
"We went from a major, regional hospital, to JCHC. We couldn't have been more satisfied."
Before moving to Buffalo our family lived 25 miles from the nearest medical facility. That medical facility was a major, regional hospital and our two oldest children were born there. After moving to Buffalo, we were grateful to find ourselves living less than a mile away from Johnson County Healthcare Center. We confidently chose JCHC as the medical facility where I’d receive prenatal care and deliver two additional children. Dr. Jennifer Rice and other members of the medical staff made it a wonderful experience for our family. The way that Dr. Rice relates to others shares her medical knowledge and guides her patients through medical decisions is like none other that we had experienced before. Furthermore, our interaction with her did not end at delivery; because she practices Family Medicine, we are able to maintain our relationship with her as our children grow. Our family is grateful to have such high-quality doctors, such as Dr. Rice, accessible to our community.
"JCHC put our minds at ease knowing we were 1200 miles from home."
My brother and I recently set out on a “bucket list” journey from Dallas with our mother. That journey led us to an over night stay in Buffalo on Sunday night. When Mom woke up on Monday morning we could tell she wasn’t feeling right, and we decided to seek treatment. She is 86, with COPD and other health issues, so we were concerned with what kind of care we would find in a small town in Wyoming. After a google search we found your facility and headed straight there. From the moment we walked in we were extremely happy with the care she received. I apologize for not knowing the receptionists name because she was so helpful and caring. The nurse, Haley, met us in the lobby and was also helpful and caring from start to finish. We saw Dr Darnell and were equally impressed. I just wanted to thank you all for getting Mom back on her feet and feeling better, and for setting our minds at ease 1200 miles from home. You have fantastic people working for you!! Please pass on our sincere appreciation to them all!!
"It's not about the facilities...to me? It's about the PEOPLE"
To me, Johnson County Health Care isn’t about the facilities I have watched expand and improve throughout my 82 years. (Although I am very thankful for that.) No. To me, Johnson County Health Care is about the PEOPLE.
It’s about nurse Lauri Prosinski realizing how uncomfortable I was and stuffing lots of pillows around my back so that I could sink into this puffy cloud and finally go to sleep.
It’s about nurse Kay Philpott sitting at my bedside all night keeping me awake when I wanted to go to sleep permanently.
It’s about Dr. John Knebel assuring me I could call him any time and I knew he meant it.
It’s about Dr. Larry Kirven telling me about my 99 year old dad, “You know when you are desperately stranded in a cabin and all your wood is gone and to survive you have to start burning the furniture? Your dad is burning the furniture.”
It’s about Lou Braten and Francis Thompson helping me when my mother needed extra care.
It’s about Dr. Fehir asking me to stay a minute after helping my mother. She then asked how I was doing! She said, “Caregivers need support also.”
It’s about Dr. Mark Schueler being with me in the ER in the middle of the night and after all the completed tests, staying to question and help me realize the multi stresses I was trying to avoid.
It’s about Dr. Tabb going beyond ordering the tests I needed, to reassuring me with a hug when I was in so much pain.
All these and more stories have convinced me thourghout the years that I was listened to, cared for “above and beyond,” and that this wonderful medical facility was, and is, there for me.
Dear Johnson County Healt𝚑 Care, I wish to thank you for the exemplary care you have given my beloved 87 year old Korean War Veteran, USAF Retired, Daddy. Dr. Ryan Ludwig, Dr. Mark Schueler, and Dr. Blaine Ruby, you have all provided such exemplary care, compassion and service to my precious Daddy, James Weatherington, and have made him feel so honored, respected and special. Daddy said, “darn, I feel pretty important.” We are just so grateful to each of you, and your remarkably caring medical staff of professionals. JCHC is also blessed with the best nurses in Wyoming; they simply ROCK. Thank you all so very much. 💞 Dawn Weatherington Hicks, Buffalo, WY
*Note: this letter has been edited to protect the patient’s medical privacy
Dear Mr. McCallister:
I had the distinct pleasure of staying at your facility on the evening of Thursday, May 2, 2019. I had collapsed, was revived and transported via ambulance to your emergency room.
I want to express my gratitude for the cowboy/cowgirl hospitality given to me during my stay. The staff, nurses and physician on duty were extremely professional, hospitable and made me feel at home under the circumstances. You all get a Yelp rating of 5 from me.
And I am especially thankful for Mary Litzel, Director of Nursing, who was summoned to personally take me back to my hotel after all tests were complete and I was cleared to go.
Again, thank you for such a wonderful experience and exceptional staff. I can truly say that I owe my life to your facility and your staff.
Peter Gottfried, Dubois, WY