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Dr. Melvin Campbell

Hometown : Ainsworth, NE.
Med School Degree: University of Nebraska College of Medicine-1974
Residency: Southwestern Michigan Area Health Education Center-1977-Internal Medicine Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine-Sept. 1983
Fellow: American College of Physicians-1998
Education-Teaching: Clinical Instructor-Michigan State University 1976-77
Clinical Intructor-Western Michigan University-1976-77
Clinical Intructor-University of South Dakota College of Medicine-1977-78
Clinical Instructor of Nebraska College of Medicine-1978-86
Joined Staff: 1978 to present
Married: 2 children
Civic Activities and Hobbies: Choir Director-United Methodist Church,
Medical Supervisor-Brown County and Keya Paha County Ambulance Associations,
Performs in Annual Christmas Pageant,
Horses, hunting and fishing, plays in Instrumental Music Group

Elizabeth (Libs) Nelson-Family Nurse Practitioner

Hometown: Oconto, NE
High School:  Callaway, NE
Undergraduate School:  MPCC in North Platte for a year before transferring to Chadron State
Graduate School/Degree:  Master of Science in Nursing from Ball State University, Muncie, IN  (2012) Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center, Scottsbluff, NE (2002)
Certifications:  Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Professional Organizations:   American Association of Nurse Practitioner (AANP)
Family:  Husband (Shawn) and one special little wiener dog (Oscar)
Hobbies:  Horses and animals, rodeoing, yard work, volleyball and basketball,  walking, music, tubing.
Why did I become a Nurse Practitioner?   When I was 20 years old, I was traveling to a rodeo with my barrel horse when we were involved in a car accident.  Together my horse and I had many accomplishments, most recently winning the 1998 National High School Barrel Racing Championship.  He was killed in the accident and I was transferred to the hospital. I was obviously quite distraught knowing I had just killed my best friend and companion. The nurses in the ER threw a box of Kleenex at me and asked "are you bawling because you’re hurt or are you bawling because you’re sad?" It was then that I decided to go into nursing to help people and care about not only their health but also what is going on in their lives that is affecting their health. I was an intensive care nurse, dialysis nurse, and behavioral health nurse for a total of eight years before going back to school to get my Master’s and my Family Nurse Practitioner’s license. .

Jacob Runyan-Physician Assistant

Hometown: Ainsworth (Graduated Ainsworth High School in 2006)
Undergraduate Schooling:  Chadron State College; Received Bachelors of Science in Human Biology with Minor in Chemistry December 2010; graduating with honors (Cum Laude).
PA School:  Idaho State University; Received Masters of Science in Physician Assitant Studies Aug 2013.  *Completed clinical rotations in Psychiatry, OB/GYN, Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and an elective in Urgent Care.
Board Certified: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assitant; ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support; BLS (Basic Life Support).
Professional Organizations:  AAPA, IAPA, NAPA
Civic Activities:  Attends Ainsworth Zion Luthern Church
Hobbies:  Fishing, bow hunting/bow fishing, snowboarding, camping/backpacking and is an avid member of the Nebraska Bowhunter's Association.

For more information, please contact:

Brown County Hospital
945 E. Zero St.
Ainsworth, NE 69210
(402)387-2800