University of Nebraska Medical Center officials made a stop in the panhandle to hear the concerns about health care in the area.

UNMC chancellor Jeffrey Gold is on a tour across their "five hundred mile campus" to reach out to communities for which the university is providing health care employees.

Gold says that the main purpose of this "listening tour" is to engage communities and live-up to obligations. 

"We value them greatly," says Gold. "We'd like to see them grow and be more successful because we know that the vibrancy of these communities depends greatly on having access to quality health care services."

Gold says that more rural communities like Scottsbluff are part of what keeps Nebraska's healthcare running.