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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.


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.


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…