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Visiting Cardiologist Joins Medical Staff

January 25, 2021

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

Dr. Saleh El Dassouki, MD, a fellowship-trained interventional and advanced heart failure cardiologist, is associated with Great Plains Health Heart Institute in North Platte. He specializes in the prevention,…

Nurse Anesthetists Celebrate CRNA Week

January 18, 2021

Three full-time Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who provide services at Community Hospital celebrate National Nurse Anesthetists Week, January 23-29 with the theme: “Trusted Anesthesia Experts on the Frontlines.” Providing anesthesia services at Community Hospital are CRNAs, Ross Beavers, Evan Geilenkirchen and Gabe Scheer.

As members of Community…

Community Hospital’s State of Healthcare

January 12, 2022

In case it has not been apparent, Community Hospital, like all hospitals in the United States, has been challenged by the state of healthcare in the nation, according to Troy Bruntz, President & CEO. “I would say that in my 18 years we have never been busier for this long of a period of time. We are short-staffed and our staff is tired and facing burnout.”

For months,…

Grief Support Group Starts February 1

January 3, 2022

Adults who have experienced a recent loss of a loved one are invited to join Community Hospital’s grief support group, which begins February 1.

The support group meets for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 1 & 15, March 1, 15, & 29, April 12 & 26 and May 10. This is a closed support group. New members will not be added after the first meeting. The…

Eat Smart Get Fit Prediabetes Class Starts January

December 22, 2021

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…

Vaccine Booster Clinic December 9

A COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic for anyone 18 and above who has already received their COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered in McCook, according to Sharon Conroy, RN, Community Hospital Infection Preventionist.

The free COVID-19 booster clinic is Thursday, December 9 at Community Hospital’s Prairie View A meeting room. The clinic will offer Moderna booster vaccines only.

Clinic…

Hospital Joins Lawsuit to Lift Mandate Requiring Vaccinations

November 22, 2021

Community Hospital, along with nine other Nebraska hospitals and hospitals from nine other states, drafted, signed and filed a declaration with a Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri last week.

This action was in response to a regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that requires the COVID-19 vaccination of…

MCFF Donation Assists COVID Patients

November 11, 2021

A recent donation to Community Hospital from the McCook Community Foundation Fund will help COVID-19 patients breathe easier. The donation of nearly $14,000, given in memory of those who have died from COVID, helped purchase six new BiPAP machines valued at $19,200.

A BiPAP machine pushes pressurized air into the lungs of patients, according to the staff at Community…

Hospital and Clinic not in Network with Medicare Advantage

October 25, 2021 (EDITED)

McCook, Neb.—Open enrollment for Medicare began on October 15 and goes through December 7.  With the growing options for Medicare coverage, Community Hospital and McCook Clinic would like to inform the public that neither the clinic nor hospital is in-network with any Medicare Advantage products that are being sold in the area.

Though Community Hospital…

Diabetic Support Group Meets November 4

October 19, 2021

Come celebrate National Diabetes Month with Community Hospital’s diabetic support group on Thursday, November 4 at 3 p.m. in the Prairie View meeting rooms.

Sharon Conroy, RN, Community Hospital Infection Control Nurse, will discuss how the COVID-19 virus can affect people with diabetes. Pat Rice, Community Hospital Registered Dietitian, will demonstrate how to eat…