An open house on Wednesday, Feb. 27, will honor Richard Blatny Sr., MD, family medicine physician at Jefferson Community Health & Life Fairbury Clinic, for his retirement after more than 45 years of serving residents of Fairbury and the surrounding area.
The public is invited to join JCH&L in honoring Dr. Blatny Sr. with an open house on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Conference Rooms at Jefferson Community Health & Life, 2200 H St. Refreshments will be served. No reservations are needed. Everyone is welcome.
Dr. Blatny Sr. has been an active part of the medical community locally and statewide. In September he semi-retired. In his retirement, he continues to provide some emergency room coverage at Jefferson Community Health & Life.
Dr. Blatny Sr. received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1969 from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, completed his internship in 1970 at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and served as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force from 1970 to 1973. In 1973 he began serving Fairbury and the surrounding area as a family physician and partner at the Fairbury Clinic PC. For many years he provided clinic services at the Fairbury Clinic’s Deshler clinic.
As an active part of the medical community – both locally and state wide, Dr. Blatny Sr. has been active in the Nebraska Medical Association. He served as president in 2014-2015.
Dr. Blatny Sr. is a past winner of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Physician of the Year award and was a 2018 recipient of the Nebraska Hospital Association Meritorious Service award. He is a past chairman of the Nebraska Medical Association Legislative Committee, past president of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, past delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a past board member of CIMRO of Nebraska. He is a former board member of Jefferson Community Health & Life, and has served as medical director of Heritage Care Center. He is also a former board member of the St. Michael’s School.
Dr. Blatny Sr. is a member of the Nebraska Medical Association, the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association, and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians.