The community is invited to an Open House celebrating the 44-year career of Dr. Gary Rademacher in Nebraska City.
This retirement reception will be held Friday, June 30, from 4 to 5 p.m. at CHI Health St. Mary’s, 1301 Grundman Blvd.
Dan Kelly,president of CHI Health St. Mary’s, said the community owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Rademacher.
“I’d just like to express my heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Rademacher for many selfless years of excellent care and constant leadership,” said Kelly.
“These two things have been instrumental in building Nebraska City Medical Clinic and St. Mary’s into the cherished community resource that it is.  Thank You doesn’t quite cover it.”
Rademacher attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in chemistry with a pre-med emphasis.
He graduated with a bachelor of science in 1969 and a doctor of medicine in 1972 from the University of Nebraska-College of Medicine (UNMC) in Omaha.  
Rademacher completed his internship at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln in 1973 and then moved to Nebraska City where he has practiced ever since.
Rademacher believes that Nebraska City medicine strives to remain at the forefront of technology with an emphasis on patient care.
According to Rademacher, there is no better place to practice family medicine.
In 1973, Dr. Rademacher joined as a partner with Dr. Arden Bonebrake and Dr. Clark Weldon.  
Soon after, Dr. Paul Madison became a part of their group, Family Physicians in Nebraska City.
Eventually, all of the Nebraska City doctors combined into one group and continued to work together in the community.  
Rademacher was recently part of the move to the new CHI St. Mary’s Hospital.  
According to Dr. Jonathan Stelling, medical director for CHI Health St. Mary’s, “Dr. Rademacher has been a great partner in our practice and the community has been fortunate to have such a compassionate and dedicated physician.”
Rademacher earned a Certificate of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and especially enjoyed his senior citizen patients during his career.
Rademacher remained Board Certified in Family Practice with up to date Continuing Medical Education (CME) required during his years of practice.
His hobbies include photography, playing tennis, and golf.  Music has been an interest of his since high school in Loup City. He plans to return to playing the saxophone, continue singing in the choir and men’s groups.
Gardening will be high on his list of future activities. Much time was spent attending the local school sports and arts events while his five children attended Nebraska City Schools.
Rademacher served on the local country school board for several years. He also plans to get involved in more of his 15 grandchildren’s activities.
Both Dr. Rademacher and Pam, his wife, enjoy attending as many University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) athletic events as possible.
Faith in Christ has been a major part of Dr. Rademacher’s life since childhood and continues to this day.
Ministry service at First Baptist Church in Nebraska City included Sunday School teacher, AWANA leader, church treasurer and deacon for many years. Bible study will continue to be a daily endeavor.
Rademacher plans to stay in Nebraska City and looks forward to seeing the many friends and patients that he has met over the years. He is grateful that in 1973 he chose to begin practicing family medicine in Nebraska City.