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Hospital Administers Drug to Prevent COVID Hospitalizations

November 24, 2020

Community Hospital administered its first doses of Bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody drug last week. The drug recently received emergency use authorization from the FDA in the treatment of COVID-19.

Community Hospital received a supply of the drug on November 18 and has already treated several patients. Pronounced BAM-la-NIH-vih-mab, the drug is currently being…

Hospital Earns 2020 Digital Health Recognition

October 22, 2020

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Community Hospital has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7. The CHIME Digital Health Most…

September 28 COVID-19 News

No Inpatient Visitors Allowed

Effective immediately, Community Hospital will not allow visitors to see inpatients until further notice, due to an increase of COVID-19 positive and suspected cases in McCook and Red Willow County. “We are seeing an increase in cases in our immediate area, so we are tightening our infection control procedures,” said Sharon Conroy, Community Hospital Infection…

Hospital Announces Caring Kind Recipient

September 30, 2020

Community Hospital is honored and excited to announce the hospital’s 2020 Caring Kind recipient is Tierney Reilly, Director of Materials Management. Tierney joined Community Hospital in November 2018.

Some of the nominations submitted on her behalf stated:

“(Tierney) is responsible, through her foresight, for our hospital being able to provide safe…

Hospital Hosting Wellness Blood Draws

September 10, 2020

The public is invited to wellness blood draws hosted by Community Hospital, Friday, September 25 from 8 to 10 AM at the Community Building, Red Willow County Fairgrounds. For the safety of attendees, masks are required as well as socially distancing. A goodie bag is available after each blood draw containing breakfast items, juice, and promotional gifts. For questions,…

COVID-19 News: Visitors Allowed

September 10, 2020

Visitors Allowed

Community Hospital has made the decision to allow visitors in to see inpatients due to low positive cases of COVID-19 in the area over the past few weeks. Effective immediately, inpatients will be allowed one visitor at a time. Visitors will be screened and must wear a mask at all times while in the facility. Children under age twelve are not…

September and October TestNebraska Offerings

September 1, 2020

Nebraska residents wanting a free COVID-19 test in McCook can do so during September and October. The tests are being offered by Community Hospital through the Nebraska initiative, TestNebraska, since July.

Drive-up testing will be held in McCook from 8-10 AM on September 2 and 16, and October 7 and 14 at the Merchant Building at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds.

Test…

Community Hospital Receives Excellence in Healthcare Awards

August 12, 2020

Community Hospital was honored with 17 awards including two Awards of Distinction from Professional Research Consultants, a research company based in Omaha. The awards, which also included three Top Performer awards, were determined by the Voice of the Customer through patient perception telephone surveys of Community Hospital patients and online employee surveys.

Community…

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…