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Evan Geilenkirchen CRNA Receives Caring Kind Award

Evan Geilenkirchen, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, is Community Hospital’s Caring Kind Recipient for 2019. He was honored October 18 as Community Hospital’s Caring Kind recipient during the Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA) annual convention in La Vista. During the convention, Geilenkirchen was a guest at the Caring Kind luncheon along with other recipients from across the state.

The…

Board of Directors Met October 15

During the Community Hospital board of directors meeting on October 15, Jon Reiners, Director of Strategy, updated the directors on the recent regional market assessment. The board reviewed board of director job description roles, responsibilities and the attendance policy, as well as the Community Hospital corporate bylaws. Directors were asked to complete The Governance Institute board self-assessment…

Turkey Trot 5K Wobbling Closer

McCook, Nebraska—Sign-up is underway for the Community Hospital Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m. Early registration for the 5K run/walk is available on-line at the Republican River Fitness Series’ website: http://republicanriverfitnessseries.com. Cost of the event is $25 if ordering a shirt. To pick up a shirt on race day, participants must order by November 11. For those who do not…

Diabetic Support Group Offering Special November Program

Community Hospital diabetic support group will meet Thursday, November 7 at noon in the Prairie View A meeting room. Sharon Conroy, RN, infection protection nurse and Anthony Rodewald, registered pharmacist will present a program entitled “Ways to Protect Yourself This Winter.” They will discuss the current flu vaccine, other necessary vaccines and the use and overuse of antibiotics. Lunch will…

Diabetic Support Group September 11

McCook, Neb.—Community Hospital’s diabetic support group will meet Wednesday, September 11 at noon in the Prairie View A conference room at Community Hospital, 1301 East H Street. Lunch will be served. Reservations are necessary by contacting Monica Wacker, RN, certified diabetes educator, at 308-344-8539 or email to . The meeting is…

Curtis Medical Center Health Fair September 20

Curtis, Nebraska—Curtis Medical Center, a service of Community Hospital, will be hosting a community-wide health fair on Friday, September 20 from 8-10 a.m. at the Curtis Memorial Community Center in Curtis, located at 201 Garlic Avenue.

Blood tests

Blood tests will be offered by McCook Clinic at reduced prices including: Blood chemistry test for only $35. The blood…

Hospital Recognized as Premier Blood Partner

Community Hospital has been recognized as a Premier Blood Partner with the American Red Cross due to an increase in the employee’s units collected in 2018. Community Hospital increased donations by 34 units from the previous year and ended the year with a total impact of 305 units.

“This is an amazing accomplishment!” said Stacey Aguilar, hospital blood donor coordinator. “Thanks to all…

Hospital Donates to Nebraska Strong

Community Hospital employees raised $360 in May through a jeans day fundraiser for Nebraska hospital employees impacted by spring floods. The donation was sent to the Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Educational Foundation for flood relief. Earlier this year, NHAREF established a Hospital Employee Disaster Relief Fund to aid those Nebraska hospital employees impacted by this year’s historic…

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…