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About Merrick Medical Center

Making Healthy Living Easier to Achieve for Everyone in our Community

Merrick Medical Center and its physician clinic services have embraced a new commitment to health and a vision to deliver an integrated system of health and life services that inspire healthy lives to take root throughout Merrick County and its surrounding communities. Partnering with Bryan Health underscores our commitment to keeping quality health care exactly where it belongs: close to home.



To promote and provide personalized, compassionate, quality health services.



Our vision is to be the leader in patient-centered care, providing exceptional service, quality outcomes and making a measurable improvement in the health and lives of others.



One team, one purpose
Spread a smile, go the extra mile
Live it, own it
Care like crazy
Motivate, appreciate
Know the way, show the way
Enjoy the journey

Board of Trustees

  • Patrick Avila, President & CEO
  • Raymond Huggett, Chair
  • Brian Buhlke, DO, Chief of Staff
  • John Woodrich
  • Patrick Ganyo 
  • Shannon Hannappel

Merrick Medical Center Community Health Needs Assessment 

Merrick Medical Center teams up with other community leaders as well as the Central District Health Department in Grand Island to develop a comprehensive Health Needs Assessment for our community. Our organization is proud to do what we can to help address the needs our our community. 


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