Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Is Kimball County the unhealthiest in the state? Maybe, maybe not


Kimball County was recently named the unhealthiest county in Nebraska, based on information gathered by CountyHealthRankings.org – even though the ratings included data from just 78 of 93 counties in the state.

According to the report, local residents report feeling physically or mentally ill more often than the national average.

“Of course this is a subject that has certainly caught our eye and we met with the health department,” said Ken Hunter, CEO of Kimball Health Services. “We know things can improve in Western Nebraska, and we, as the hospital, can be very proactive. Also, at...

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