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Thursday, 08 October 2015 16:45

By Carolyn Lee

The Imperial Republican


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Physicians Assistant student Regan Van Skiver (Skeye-ver) will be spending the next several months learning more about her profession at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) and Clinic.

The Sutherland native will spend her first clinical rotation under the direction of PA Jodi Spady. She moved to Imperial last week and will remain until December.

The 2010 Sutherland High School graduate attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychobiology in 2014. She will graduate from UNMC in December 2016.

Van Skiver was always interested in the medical field, as her mother is a nurse in North Platte. “I saw a need growing up and want to get out there and help. I’m very interested in mental health and bringing that to rural communities.”

Van Skiver continued, “If people come to their primary caregiver (with mental health concerns) it will benefit them as well as the community.”

The PA student hopes to obtain a basic foundation of knowledge, interact with patients and get to know procedures during her rotation to “build and grow in my own practice.”

She definitely wants to end up in a rural community. “There’s a great need in Western Nebraska. I want to be west of Kearney,” Van Skiver observed.

In her free time she enjoys working with her hands, be it in a garden, sewing or building things.