Kearney, Neb. – The HelpCare Clinic has hired Lisa Guthrie, RN, as the new patient care coordinator. Guthrie will lead the clinic’s functions including patient care and follow up, as well as volunteer guidance and support.

“I’m excited to bring my passion for helping others and my experience in nursing together in this new role,” said Lisa Guthrie. “HelpCare Clinic truly makes a difference here in our community, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

As the clinic’s patient care coordinator, Guthrie will be responsible for overseeing the clinical operations of HelpCare Clinic. She will be tasked with ensuring efficient care of and follow up with patients. That includes working closely with HelpCare staff, as well as the network of over 200 clinical and non-clinical volunteers.

“We’re very excited to have Lisa join us in this position,” said Becky Squiers, executive director for HelpCare. “Her combined experience in patient care and clinical administration will really help us continue to grow and provide efficient care to those in need here in our community.”

Guthrie earned her Nursing Diploma, Licensed Practical Nurse licensure, and eventually Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Colby Community College (Colby, Kan.). She began her healthcare career in Estes Park Hospital and has since worked in many fields of healthcare.

Guthrie is originally from Cambridge, Neb. She has a passion for helping others and has found that passion fulfilled in the nonprofit sector. She had been trained as a nursing aide, ward clerk, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and medication aid prior to receiving her license as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Guthrie began her work as the patient care coordinator with HelpCare Clinic in August of 2018.

The HelpCare Clinic is a free and charitable clinic serving Buffalo and Kearney Counties in Nebraska. The nonprofit clinic is designed to be a safety-net clinic where uninsured, impoverished individuals are cared for by paid and volunteer medical providers. Learn more about how the clinic is helping improve the health and wellbeing of the uninsured in our community by visiting HelpCareClinic.org.

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