The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Chancellor, Dr. Jeffrey Gold, and several of his staff visited Valentine and spoke during an open Rotary Club meeting on Thursday, June 29th. Approximately 50 people attended the informative seminar. Discussion included activities taking place at UNO, UNMC and its clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine. Some of the topics discussed included how to increase access to healthcare for those living in rural areas, along with the new SIM-NE (Simulation in Motion) trucks, which have made a huge impact on rural health and emergency medical training. Workforce is key to bringing access to rural areas such as Valentine. Nebraska ranks 7th highest in the country for children cancer rates, so continuing research is vital to reducing those rates. The new Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer center provides state of the art research and treatment, harnessing biomedical and technological advancements to identify the drivers behind cancer cells and design precise therapies to save more lives. After the one hour presentation, several of the staff and doctors traveled on to Bassett to tour the Rock County Hospital and meet with health professionals there.