The Oakland Mercy Hospital, (402) 685-5601, was built in 1950 with an addition in 1968 and an attached medical clinic completed in 1985. The hospital is a modern, well equipped, 23 acute/swing bed care facility. The hospital provides a full compliment of services including surgery, diagnostic x-ray, CT scan, stress testing, pulmonary and cardiac rehab, nutritional assessment and counseling, physical and occupational therapy, mobile units-echocardiogram/vascular doppler/mammography, gastroenterology, cardiology, ophthamology, ENT, oncology, orthopedics, pulmonology and podiatry.
Oakland, centrally located between Omaha and Sioux City, is served by three helicopter air ambulances. Oakland Memorial Hospital affiliated with Marian Health System of Sioux City Ia. in 1999.
The Oakland Rescue Squad and Ambulance is comprised of 17 certified Emergency Medical Technicians who receive 50 hours of training annually; eight EMTs are certified to operate the automatic defibrillator. The squad also has a 1990 rescue truck and a 1994 ambulance.
Oakland Heights, (402) 685-5683, built in 1974, is a nonprofit nursing home licensed by the State of Nebraska as a Nursing Facility. The 67-bed facility is owned and operated by the city of Oakland. Adult day care; physical, occupational, speech and audiology services; outpatient whirlpools; senior citizen and handicapped bus services; and meals on wheels are also available. A 1.5 million dollar addition for 22 assisted living units was completed in May 2000.
Burt-Washington Home Health Care, (402) 685-6358, is a Medicare Certified Hospice. Services include skilled nursing, home health aid, physical, speech and occupational therapy, and psychiatric nursing.
The Red Barn Veterinary Clinic and Pharmacy, P.C., (402) 685-5202, is a full-service mixed animal practice located on the north end of Oakland. The clinic offers excellent livestock working facilities as well as small animal examination and small animal surgery facilities. Four veterinarians also cover a large area ranging from Elkhorn, Nebraska, to north of Walthill, Nebraska, making farm calls to provide patient care as well as preventative health care consultations.
Fire protection is provided in the community by a 26-member volunteer fire department. This department also provides protection for areas outside the city limits by operating the Rural Fire District’s equipment.
Oakland employs two full-time and several part-time policemen and has three patrol cars, radio communication and other standard equipment.