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Visiting Vascular Surgeon Joins Medical Staff

January 17, 2023

Community Hospital is pleased to announce a new visiting physician specializing in vascular surgery will see patients at the Medical Specialists Center in McCook beginning on January 24.

Andrea Um, MD, vascular surgeon, is associated with Bryan Heart in Lincoln. She will hold clinic on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Community Hospital Medical Specialists Center.

Dr.…

CRNA Week January 22-28

January 16, 2024

Four full-time Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who provide services at Community Hospital will celebrate National Nurse Anesthetists Week, January 22-28 with the theme: “CRNA’s: The Original Anesthesia Experts.” Providing anesthesia services at Community Hospital are CRNAs, Ross Beavers, Evan Geilenkirchen, Gabe Scheer and Molly Walker, who joined Community…

Grief Support Group Starts January 31

January 16, 2024

Adults who have experienced a recent loss of a loved one are invited to join Community Hospital’s grief support group, which begins January 31.

The support group meets for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on January 31, February 7, 21, March 7, 21, April 4, 18 and May 2. This is a closed support group. New members will not be added after the first meeting.…

Two Physical Therapists Join Rehab

January 10,, 2023

Two physical therapists, a McCook native and his wife, have made the decision to return to his roots. Brett Burton, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS and his wife, Candice Burton, PT, DPT, OCS, moved to McCook from Phoenix, Arizona in late 2022. They joined Southwest Nebraska Physical Therapy, the rehabilitation company that provides physical therapy at Community Hospital.

Brett,…

Eat Smart Get Fit Prediabetes Class Starts January 24

January 9 2023

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 Terrie Unger, RN, Diabetes Educator at the hospital.

No Obligation Introductory…

Healthy Connections Cybersecurity Presentation

December 29, 2022

Healthy Connections: Enriching Lives 50-Plus, will be held at the Heritage Senior Center, 1312 West 5 Street, McCook, on January 12 at 11 AM. Hosted by Community Hospital, anyone aged 50 and over is invited to attend. Speaker for the event is Derek Sailors, Community Hospital's Director of Information Systems. Sailors will speak on Cybersecurity and Phone Scams during the…

Kicking Off Healthy Heart Initiative

December 29, 2022

Healthy Heart Initiative, a new program offered by Community Hospital to help educate adults on ways to prevent a possible heart event in their lives begins in January. The program is tailored for attendees who have risk factors for heart disease. A physician referral is required to register. Beginning January 23, it includes six classes every Monday and Thursday, from…

New Clothing Giveaway on Saturday

December 14, 2022

A wonderful donation from McCook’s Walmart came just in time for Christmas! Walmart donated eight pallets of clothing and shoe merchandise to Community Hospital. The donation came with two requests: the donation needed to be taken immediately, and it needed to be shared with community members in need.

Walmart Manager, Nate Henning, commented the clothing was related…

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Leading State

December 8, 2022

Community Hospital has excelled in developing a quality program to manage administration of antibiotic use for best patient outcomes, according to experts at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Antimicrobial Stewardship. It’s not a phrase used by the average layperson, yet it is an essential practice to keep patients safe from overuse and resistance to antibiotics.…

A Diabetic's Guide to Surviving the Holidays on December 8

November 28, 2022

McCook, Neb.—Community Hospital’s diabetic support group will meet Thursday, December 8 at 6 p.m. in the Prairie View A meeting room. Terrie Unger, RN, Community Hospital Diabetes Educator and Pat Rice, RD, Community Hospital Registered Dietitian, will discuss “A Diabetic’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays.”

RSVPs are not required. For questions, call Terrie Unger…