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Hospital Meets Basic Level Trauma Recertification

September 20, 2021

Community Hospital has met the requirements as a Basic Level Trauma Center after participating in a re-designation survey and site visit in March 2021. The hospital has met requirements for this designation since 2003. 

The statewide trauma program ensures that Nebraska hospitals meet the standards to be designated as a trauma center. Designations include Comprehensive,…

Hospital Hosting Insurance Education Meeting

September 16, 2021

Confused about health insurance? There have been several significant developments in health insurance this year. Because of that Community Hospital is hosting an insurance education meeting for the public on Monday, October 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM in Prairie View Meeting Room A.

Representatives from the Nebraska Department of Insurance will be present at the meeting…

Money Donated to Bison Boosters

September 16, 2021

McCook Clinic, P.C. and Community Hospital’s Physical Therapy department recently donated $3,345 raised from last year’s sports physicals to the McCook Bison Booster program. McCook physicians, physician assistants and Community Hospital's physical therapy department, Southwest Nebraska Physical Therapy, performed 223 athletic physicals last year for McCook Public Schools.

The…

New Visiting Gastroenterologist, Jeffrey Cloud, MD

September 13, 2021

Community Hospital is proud to offer a new visiting gastroenterologist for patients with complex and chronic gastrointestinal conditions. Please welcome Jeffrey Cloud, M.D., who is triple board-certified and fellowship-trained. He begins seeing patients at Community Hospital on September 29 and will hold clinics in McCook every other week.

Dr. Cloud is board-certified…

New Visiting Oncologist, Matthew Shupe, DO

September 13, 2021

Matthew Shupe, D.O., a physician specializing in medical oncology and hematology from North Platte, begins seeing patients at Community Hospital’s Medical Specialists Center this month. Dr. Shupe is in practice full-time at the Callahan Cancer Center at Great Plains Health in North Platte and will see patients in McCook once a week. New patients must be seen in North Platte…

Hospital Discontinuing Inpatient Visitation

August 25, 2021

Beginning Monday, August 30, Community Hospital is discontinuing visitation of all inpatients on the patient wing until further notice due to increases in COVID-19 cases in McCook and the area. The decision was made due to a request from patient care staff, according to Molly Herzberg, Vice President Clinical Services and CNO. “We are concerned for our inpatients, who are…

40 Under 40 Nurse Leader Chosen

Tina KennedyAugust 10, 2021

Community Hospital nurse, Tina Kennedy, RN, BSN, Director of Quality and Risk Management, was nominated and recently received the honor of the Nebraska Action Coalition’s bi-annual award for emerging nurse leaders, 40 Under 40.

The…

Laboratory Department Moving Temporarily

August 9, 2021

Community Hospital’s Laboratory Department is temporarily changing locations within the hospital beginning on Wednesday, according to Brad Hays, Laboratory Director. “This is a temporary move for approximately four months while the current laboratory space is getting remodeled,” he said.

The department will be moving to the space where the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation…

Local COVID Report: Younger Patients Sicker, Quicker

August 6, 2021

With the Delta virus accounting for more than 98% of all COVID cases in Nebraska, Community Hospital leadership says they are seeing patients testing positive for COVID who are mainly unvaccinated, younger, and become sicker, quicker.

“We are seeing more and more inpatients with COVID again,” said Troy Bruntz, Community Hospital President & CEO. “They are younger and…

Hospital Accepts Disaster Prep Donation

PAPR Donation

Receiving a check for PAPRs from Heidi Wheeler, Readiness and Response Coordinator for NPHCC, was Dari Olson, emergency management director at Community Hospital. Also present were…