News and Events

Board of Directors Met May 15

Community Hospital board members met May 15 for their monthly board meeting. During the meeting, directors were presented the quarterly results of the balanced score card, were educated on the reasoning behind the hospital’s mission statement, vision statement and values, and learned about recent hospital events.

Balanced Scorecard

Directors learned the balanced…

Car Seat Checks Changing Location

After July 1, 2019, Community Hospital will no longer be providing car seat checks at the hospital, but trained staff will continue to offer car seat checks at the McCook Fire Department on the second Wednesday—every other month. The change is being made to provide consistency while still providing a service for the community.

The car seat checks are for anyone who transports children in…

Diabetic Support Group to Meet May 21

Community Hospital’s diabetic support group will meet Tuesday, May 21 at noon in the Prairie View A conference room at Community Hospital, 1301 East H Street. Lunch will be served. Reservations are necessary. Please RSVP to Monica Wacker, RN, certified diabetes educator, at 308-344-8539 or email to . The meeting is scheduled for one hour.

The…

McCook Doctor Wins NRHA Award

Unable to accept the Outstanding Rural Health Practitioner Award in person, Karen Kliment Thompson, Community Hospital’s Vice President Ancillary Services, bestows the honor on Dr. Richard Klug a few days later. Thompson received the award on behalf of Dr. Klug at the Nebraska Rural Health Association annual conference in Kearney last week. Earlier this month, Dr. Klug was also the…

Community Hospital Board of Directors Met April 17

Community Hospital board members met April 17 for their monthly board meeting. During the meeting, directors discussed the hospital’s support for Hillcrest Nursing Home in light of the financial crisis in reimbursement the nursing home currently faces.

Strategic Discussion and Board Education

Under Strategic Discussion and Board Education, the board discussed and announced its…

A Time to Heal: Cancer Support Group to Meet Starting in June

Are you a cancer survivor or a caregiver of a cancer survivor? If so, and you are looking for some extra support, please consider joining Community Hospital’s cancer support group, A Time to Heal, which begins Monday, June 3.

The 12-week, 12-session group includes lectures, discussion, exercise, support and fun! The support group is held at Unified Therapy Clinic, PC, 212 East First Street,…

Director of Surgery Becomes Next Chief Nursing Officer

Molly Herzberg, RN BSN CNOR, Director of Surgical Services at Community Hospital has been named the next Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer at the facility.

“I am excited about this opportunity to become involved in promoting what Community Hospital has to offer,” Molly said. “The hospital is a very progressive place to work. I look forward to serving on the administrative…

Tai Chi Class Offers Many Benefits to Woman

A few members of one of the Tai Chi classes demonstrate the smooth, continuous movements of the ancient exercise. From left, Brenda McGuire, certified Tai Chi instructor, Jo Ann Brand, Pat Korell Bishop, Sharon Kummer, Myrne Marshall and Kim Riley.

McCook, Nebraska—Pat Korell Bishop has found the Tai Chi class in McCook is offering more benefits than she may…

Board of Directors Met February 20

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital board members met February 20 for their monthly board meeting. During the meeting, directors heard a quarterly report on Community Hospital’s balanced scorecard, approved provider appointments, and endorsed a program presentation to be offered to medical staff.

Balanced Score Card

Jon Reiners, Strategic Planning Manager, as well…

Hospital Backbone for Communities of Excellence Program

When Community Hospital leaders made the decision to join the Communities of Excellence 2026 program in 2018, they were also making the decision to serve as a backbone organization for McCook.

Communities of Excellence 2026 is the “community side” of the Baldrige Performance Excellence program, a journey that Community Hospital has been on since 2009. The program was originally developed…