News and Events

Hospital Corridor Closed During Construction

July 30, 2020

A corridor connecting Community Hospital to the former Medical Specialists Center and McCook Clinic will be closed to the public and staff for several months beginning Tuesday, August 4, according to Blake Bethell, Community Hospital Facility Project Manager. During the corridor closure, construction workers will remove a roof and load-bearing walls and add support beams. The…

New Entrance Opens August 3 for PT, OT and Speech Therapies

July 30, 2020

It has been a long wait, but the wait is over. Patients coming for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy at the Community Hospital Rehabilitation Center will enter through a new entrance directly from the front parking lot starting Monday, August 3. The new entrance is just east of the main hospital entrance and will be marked.

Walking down long…

Community Hospital Increases TestNebraska Offerings

July 29, 2020

TestNebraska, a free COVID-19 testing initiative for Nebraska residents, was so successful for McCook, Curtis, and Trenton sites in July, that Community Hospital is adding more testing days as well as expanding each site to accommodate more people. Nearly 100 individuals were tested in McCook, Trenton, and Curtis in July. Testing days will continue through October. Community…

Hospital to Provide Free COVID Testing Through Test Nebraska

July 9, 2020

Today, Community Hospital is announcing a partnership with the State of Nebraska to provide free COVID-19 testing to eligible residents. Residents of Nebraska can take an online assessment through the TestNebraska portal, and if eligible receive a free test from the hospital. 

Community Hospital will provide testing on the following days/places:

  • July 15 …

COVID-19 Media Messages April 17

Incident Command

UPDATED Community Hospital meets as an incident command planning team twice a week with multiple sub-teams also meeting numerous times throughout the week. Selected Community Hospital Incident Command Officers also meet weekly with city and county Incident Officers in a Joint Incident Command (JIC).

Non-Medical Reusable Masks


COVID-19 Media Messages April 7

Incident Command

Community Hospital meets as an incident command planning team twice a week with multiple sub teams also meeting numerous times throughout the week.

Non-Medical Reusable Masks

NEW CDC recently issued new guidance on using cloth face coverings/masks in community settings to prevent COVID-19 transmission, citing…

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…