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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…

Board of Directors Met December 18

December 30, 2019

Community Hospital board of directors opened their December 18 meeting by electing officers and welcoming new members to the board.

New Board Officers

Elected as officers were Julie Gillespie, chair; Curt Swanhorst, vice chair; Lena Koebel, secretary and Kristin Stagemeyer, treasurer. Other board members include Rick Haney and Dave Powell, who were newly…

Hospital Recognized as StormReady®

December 17, 2019

Community Hospital was recognized Tuesday as StormReady® certified by the National Weather Service.

StormReady® is a voluntary program that helps entire communities, including mayors, emergency management, health organizations, business leaders, and civic groups, strengthen local safety programs before hazardous weather strikes.

“Due to their hard work,…

Visiting Cardiologist Joins Medical Staff

Community Hospital is pleased to announce a new visiting physician specializing in cardiology will see patients at the Medical Specialists Center in McCook.

Clyde Sullivan, M.D. is associated with Great Plains Health Heart Institute in North Platte. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, echocardiography, nuclear…

Eat Smart Get Fit Prediabetes Class Starts in January

Community Hospital wants to help people prevent Type 2 diabetes before it starts by encouraging them to enroll in the Eat Smart – Get Fit program. This year-long program aims to prevent or delay diabetes by encouraging healthy eating, increased activity and stress reduction, according to Monica Wacker, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator at the hospital.

No Obligation Introductory Meeting


Board of Directors Met November 15

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital board of directors opened their November 15 meeting by reviewing election results from the annual meeting held earlier in the month.

New Board Members

Board elections were announced at the Community Hospital Association Annual Meeting on November 5. Newly elected to three-year terms were Rick Haney and David Powell, PA-C. Reelected to a second,…

Evan Geilenkirchen CRNA Receives Caring Kind Award

Evan Geilenkirchen, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, is Community Hospital’s Caring Kind Recipient for 2019. He was honored October 18 as Community Hospital’s Caring Kind recipient during the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) annual convention in La Vista. During the convention, Geilenkirchen was a guest at the Caring Kind luncheon along with other recipients from across the state.


Board of Directors Met October 15

During the Community Hospital board of directors meeting on October 15, Jon Reiners, Director of Strategy, updated the directors on the recent regional market assessment. The board reviewed board of director job description roles, responsibilities and the attendance policy, as well as the Community Hospital corporate bylaws. Directors were asked to complete The Governance Institute board self-assessment…

Turkey Trot 5K Wobbling Closer

McCook, Nebraska—Sign-up is underway for the Community Hospital Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m. Early registration for the 5K run/walk is available on-line at the Republican River Fitness Series’ website: Cost of the event is $25 if ordering a shirt. To pick up a shirt on race day, participants must order by November 11. For those who do not…