Great Plains Health is a fully accredited, 116-bed acute care regional medical center serving west central Nebraska, northern Kansas, and southern South Dakota. Great Plains Health includes a 116-bed, not-for-profit, independent, community-owned regional medical center, 12 Great Plains Physician Network medical clinics in North Platte, 15 outreach clinics in communities throughout west central Nebraska, Great Plains Home Medical Equipment, Regency Retirement Community, and Great Plains Health Care Foundation. With 90 physicians representing nearly 30 medical specialties, the Great Plains Health system offers advanced health care, including heart and vascular, cancer and orthopedic surgery services. Great Plains Health features a level III trauma center with all of its emergency room physicians board certified and residency trained in emergency medicine. We have approximately 1,087 employees and 130 volunteers. Our primary and secondary service area spans approximately 16,000 square miles and 120,000 people.
Brendan J. MacKay, MD, is a well-versed hand surgeon who sees patients as part of the orthopedic surgery team at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska. Brendan J. MacKay, MD, became a doctor of medicine from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his undergraduate education at The University of Notre Dame. Dr. MacKay did his internship and served his residency in orthopedic surgery at The New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, New York. Furthermore, he is fellowship trained in hand, microvascular, and peripheral nerve surgery at The Hand Center of San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, where he studied under a renowned hand surgeon. He is board eligible for certification with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and keeps up-to-date in the latest advancements, guidelines, and procedures in the orthopedic surgery arena through several memberships and affiliations with professional societies and organizations, such as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.