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Hospital Announces Temporary Orthopedic Surgeons

January 21, 2021

Community Hospital welcomes two orthopedic surgeons who specialize in general orthopedics and sports medicine to the Medical Specialists Center. Melissa Koenig, M.D. and Ryan Sieg, M.D. will provide part-time temporary orthopedic services through at least June 2021.

Both orthopedic surgeons will be assisted in surgery by board-certified orthopedic physician assistant…

Community Hospital Announces 2021 New Year’s Baby

January 11, 2021

Community Hospital’s New Year’s baby was a little miss named Makeeda Marie Louise Reed born at 6:46 AM January 7. Her parents, Avion Reed and Destin Jensen, and two siblings, welcomed Makeeda. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Delivering the baby was McCook Clinic family physician, Jason Blomstedt, D.O. The family recently moved to Minden but returned…

Welcoming Visiting Neurosurgeon and PA

December 29, 2020

Community Hospital is pleased to announce a neurosurgeon and his physician assistant have joined the Medical Specialists Center staff as visiting specialists.

The hospital welcomes W. Lee Warren, MD, FACS, neurosurgeon, and Star Bartlett-Rone, PA-C, who will see patients in McCook the first Monday of each month. They are both associated with Great Plains Health…

Staff Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

December 23, 2020

Community Hospital was excited to begin inoculating the first “doses of hope” of COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare staff on Tuesday. The allotment of vaccine arrived from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services just after lunch. Staff began receiving inoculations one and a half hours later.

“This is truly a memorable and exciting day,” said Sharon Conroy,…

Hospital Administers Drugs to Prevent COVID Hospitalizations

December 8, 2020

Community Hospital’s supply of monoclonal antibody drugs to help prevent COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to remain steady, according to Anthony Rodewald, Director of Pharmacy. The two medications available were authorized for emergency use from the FDA in November for the treatment of COVID-19. They are currently being allocated by the federal government.

Community…

Hospital Administers Drug to Prevent COVID Hospitalizations

November 24, 2020

Community Hospital administered its first doses of Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody drug last week. The drug recently received emergency use authorization from the FDA in the treatment of COVID-19.

Community Hospital received a supply of the drug on November 18 and has already treated several patients. Pronounced BAM-la-NIH-vih-mab, the drug is currently being…

Hospital Earns 2020 Digital Health Recognition

October 22, 2020

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Community Hospital has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7. The CHIME Digital Health Most…

September 28 COVID-19 News

No Inpatient Visitors Allowed

Effective immediately, Community Hospital will not allow visitors to see inpatients until further notice, due to an increase of COVID-19 positive and suspected cases in McCook and Red Willow County. “We are seeing an increase in cases in our immediate area, so we are tightening our infection control procedures,” said Sharon Conroy, Community Hospital Infection…

Hospital Announces Caring Kind Recipient

September 30, 2020

Community Hospital is honored and excited to announce the hospital’s 2020 Caring Kind recipient is Tierney Reilly, Director of Materials Management. Tierney joined Community Hospital in November 2018.

Some of the nominations submitted on her behalf stated:

“(Tierney) is responsible, through her foresight, for our hospital being able to provide safe…

Hospital Hosting Wellness Blood Draws

September 10, 2020

The public is invited to wellness blood draws hosted by Community Hospital, Friday, September 25 from 8 to 10 AM at the Community Building, Red Willow County Fairgrounds. For the safety of attendees, masks are required as well as socially distancing. A goodie bag is available after each blood draw containing breakfast items, juice, and promotional gifts. For questions,…