Melham Medical Center Announces Signing of New Physician

Melham Medical Center Announces Signing of New Physician
Dr. Thompson, MD to begin new medical career in Broken Bow in 2019

In an announcement from Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center (JMMMMC) President/CEO Mike Steckler, Dr. Katie L. Thompson, MD has been recruited and signed to Broken Bow, along with the support of Physicians of the Central Nebraska Medical Clinic (CNMC).

Dr. Thompson is currently a family practice resident with the Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program. She will start her new medical practice in association with the CNMC physicians upon completion of her family practice residency on September 1, 2019. CNMC and JMMMMC have expressed their excitement for Dr. Thompson to begin her medical career in Broken Bow.

Dr. Thompson graduated magna cum laude from Wayne State College with a BS degree in Chemistry/Health Sciences in 2011. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha in 2016 and is currently completing her three year residency in Family Medicine at the University of South Dakota-Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Thompson will complete this program in 2019.

Her professional special interests include Women’s Health/Obstetrics, as well as Preventative Medicine. She states that, “she looks forward to providing a broad spectrum of family medicine services to the people of Broken Bow and the surrounding area.” Dr. Thompson is particularly excited about the opportunity to provide obstetrical care and to re-establish the labor and delivery program at JMMMMC.

Dr. Thompson was raised in Valentine, Neb., and is familiar with rural life in the Sandhills. She reportedly said that she is looking forward to living and practicing medicine in a rural area with a strong medical community and successful hospital. She became familiar with the CNMC physicians and JMMMMC during a medical school rotation in Broken Bow during her training at UNMC. She states that she “found the clinic staff, hospital staff, and community to be very welcoming and kind to her during her rotation.”

Dr. Thompson is married to husband Blake and they have a two-year-old son, Tucker. She and her husband enjoy being outdoors, fishing, and golfing. She said that she also enjoys baking (and eating) pie. She stated that “she and her husband are excited to get to know more members of the community and to raise their family in such a wonderful place.”

CNMC physicians and JMMMMC Board of Directors are very excited to have recruited such a talented young physician to join the medical community in Broken Bow. They plan to hold a number of public welcome events at the clinic and hospital to introduce the start of Dr. Thompson’s new practice in Custer County. The board thanks the community for their patience and support as they continue efforts to recruit the family practice physicians needed to meet the medical needs of the area.

Courtesy JMMMMC