Dr. Himebaugh is a specialist in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, external eye and corneal disease, LASIK and PRK surgery, and the medical and surgical treatment of eye disease.
A native of Utah, Dr. Himebaugh received his bachelor’s degree in micro-biology from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Himebaugh completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah and a three-year residency in ophthalmology at West Virginia University. He completed his formal medical training with a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Himebaugh is board eligible through the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Max Starlin, PA-C, provides family medicine care at Atlantic Medical Center. Max recently graduated from Des Moines University with his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Max has several years of experience in Respiratory Therapy, healthcare administration, and cares for patients of all ages at the Atlantic Medical Center.
Max is board-certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
As a Physician Assistant, Mary Robinson provides general medical care at Atlantic Medical Center. She provides a broad range of services, including taking medical histories, performing examinations, ordering and interpreting tests, diagnosing, and determining treatments. Mary joined AMC in 2009.
She received her training at the Union College Physician Assistant Program in Lincoln, NE. Mary is board-certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Jessica Jackson, a Griswold, Iowa native, is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She graduated with her Licensed Practical Nursing and Associates Degree in Nursing from Southwestern Community College and her Doctorate, Family Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University.
Jessica provides a full-scope of family medicine care for patients of all ages in the Atlantic Medical Center and previously worked at Cass County Memorial Hospital as an obstetrics nurse.
Scott Hixson joined Atlantic Medical Center in 1998. As a Physician Assistant he provides a broad range of services, including taking medical histories, performing examinations, ordering and interpreting tests, diagnosing, and determining treatments.
He received his training at the University of Nebraska Physician Assistant Program in Lincoln, NE. Scott is board-certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Elisha Hardy a Griswold Iowa native, is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Creighton University. Her nursing experience encompassed patients of all ages, while working at Nebraska Medicine in Orthopedics and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In 2016, Elisha graduated from Clarkson College with honors, with her Master of Science in Nursing and a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner.
Jodi Goodrich has been a Physician Assistant at Atlantic Medical Center since November 2011. Prior to coming to Atlantic she had been caring for patients at West Holt Medical Services in Atkinson, Nebraska, since March 2009. Jodi provides a broad range of family medicine services, including taking medical histories, performing examinations, ordering and interpreting tests, diagnosing, and determining treatments.
She received her training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Physician Assistant Program in Omaha, NE. Jodi is board-certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Amanda is the Chief Nursing Officer within Cass County Health System, where she serves as the primary executive in charge of clinical services. She has been fortunate to have functioned in widely varied roles within multiple healthcare organizations, giving her the strong foundation from which her passion for positive and visionary leadership has grown. Her clinical experiences have included serving as a nursing director and performance improvement champion within a for-profit residential substance abuse treatment center, functioning as lead nurse and trauma coordinator at another critical access hospital in rural Iowa, and finally rising through nursing ranks at CCHS.
Over the last several years, she has focused on furthering her education in support of her career goals – juggling a young family, working full-time in healthcare, completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree, and is nearing the completion of a Master’s of Science in Administration with a focus on Organizational Leadership. She has invested countless educational hours acquiring substance and insight that she plans to apply to a shared governance model, with a goal of inspiring engagement and a pursuit of excellence among CCHS clinical staff.
Amanda is a member of Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders, Iowa Hospital Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a 2017 graduate of the IHA leadership academy
In addition to her active participation in professional organizations, she volunteers within her community as an EMS provider, a 4-H leader, youth athletic coach, and serves as a board member of the local youth Travel Abroad committee.
Brett Altman, CEO, joined Cass County Health System in January 2017. Brett earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Buena Vista College, a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Iowa, a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree from Temple University, and a second masters, an Executive Master of Business Administration degree, from Grand Canyon University. Brett is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, which is the highest standard of certification for healthcare management.
He served as the Director of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa, for 15 years until the hospital board of trustees appointed him interim CEO in 2009 while Skiff was undergoing a CEO search. Brett then served as Skiff’s Chief Operating Officer for over 4 years and the hospital’s President & CEO for nearly 3 years.
Brett is a Licensed Physical Therapist, Orthopaedic Certified Specialist, Sports Certified Specialist, Certified & Licensed Athletic Trainer, and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
Brett’s honors include being named Sports Medicine Professional of the Year, Appointment to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Nutrition, and receiving the Olive Farr Award, which is the highest honor bestowed on a member of the Iowa Physical Therapy Association. He was selected to serve as a member of the US medical delegation at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic, the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, and has traveled extensively with the USA Triathlon team. He is a past President of the Iowa Physical Therapy Association. Brett is on the Advisory Council of the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, the Iowa Hospital Association ServiShare board, serves on the CADCO board, and is a member of the Atlantic Rotary.
Beth joined CCHS in 2015 as Chief Clinic Administrator. Beth previously worked for 14 years at Alegent Creighton Health.
She worked for Alegent Health Home & Hospice as a Department Secretary, then moved to Clinic manager in 2005. As clinic manager, she oversaw the operations of the Corning, Bedford and Lenox Rural Health Clinics. She is a 1996 graduate of Buena Vista University with a BA in Business Entrepreneurship.
Beth’s husband is self-employed and they live in Massena with their 2 sons, Lane and Chase.