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Public Should Contact SWNPHD About COVID-19 Cases

March 19, 2020

Community Hospital requests no calls be made to the hospital about positive or potential COVID-19 cases in the area. The hospital cannot disclose this information. It is important that phones lines be kept available for healthcare operations and emergencies.

Anyone with concerns or questions about COVID-19 and their health should contact the Southwest Nebraska Public…

Curtis, Trenton Clinics Issue Guidance on Coronavirus

March 19, 2020

  • During this time we ask that no patients walk into the clinic unless they have previously called.
  • For medication refills please contact your pharmacy who will contact us if needed.
  • If you have a previous routine appointment scheduled but wish to reschedule at a later time, please contact the clinic.

When calling for an appointment…

Front Doors Locked at 5 PM and on Weekends

March 19, 2020

Beginning Tuesday, Community Hospital began locking the main entrance doors at 5 PM Monday through Friday, and throughout the weekend. When the front doors are locked, patients should enter through the emergency room entrance. Signs will be posted.

The doors will remain locked after 5 PM weekdays and on weekends until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according…

Community Hospital Healthcare Partners Meet

March 19, 2020

Healthcare partners from the area met at Community Hospital on Friday to discuss COVID-19 preparations, planning, messaging and resource ideas. Individuals were present from area nursing homes, the health department, EMS, assisted living facilities, clinic, hospital, a local durable medical provider and a pharmacy.

The group was brought up to date on the current situation…

Visitations Stopped, Screenings Added Due to COVID-19

March 16

As of today, Community Hospital has discontinued visitors and added outpatient screenings until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Sharon Conroy, RN, Community Hospital Infection Preventionist. “At the moment, there are no known cases in our area,” she said. “But because there is no vaccine or anti-viral treatment for COVID-19, we feel this is the best way…

Hospital Preparing for Coronavirus

March 2, 2020

Community Hospital is working on preparations due to the threat of a COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) patient surge in the United States. The hospital has activated the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), a typical response necessary to prepare for situations such as this, which require planning, response and communication. Multiple areas are being worked on at this time,…

Hospital Achieves ISO Certification

February 10, 2020

Community Hospital has achieved certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, reflecting the hospital’s long-term commitment to quality, transparency and customer satisfaction. The certification is valid for three years and is provided by DNV GL – Business Assurance.

ISO 9001 is the most widely used quality management standard and has recently…

Board Learns of Workforce Metrics and Employee Survey Results

January 27, 2020

Community Hospital board of directors learned at the January 15 meeting about workforce metrics specific to the hospital, and that results of the annual employee survey were excellent.

Workforce Metrics

Leanne Miller, Director of Human Resources, reported there are 318 employees at Community Hospital. Average years of service are currently 8.62 years. The…

Diabetic Support Group to Meet January 28

January 13, 2020

Community Hospital’s diabetic support group will meet Tuesday, January 28 at noon in the Prairie View A meeting room. Sharon Conroy, RN, infection protection nurse will present a program on Sepsis.

Sepsis is a life-threatening medical condition that arises when the body initiates a powerful immune response against an infection. Anyone can get sepsis, but two-thirds…

Grief Support Group Starts February 4

January 14, 2020

Adults who have experienced a recent loss of a loved one are invited to join Community Hospital’s grief support group, which begins February 4.

The support group meets for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. February 4, 18, March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28 and May 12. This is a closed support group. New members will not be added after the first meeting. The…