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Hospital Accepts Disaster Prep Donation

PAPR Donation

Receiving a check for PAPRs from Heidi Wheeler, Readiness and Response Coordinator for NPHCC, was Dari Olson, emergency management director at Community Hospital. Also present were…

Masks, Screening Still Required for Patients, Visitors

July 28, 2021

Although most people have shed the masks they were wearing earlier in the  COVID pandemic, Community Hospital wants to remind people, masks and screening are still required by regulation for visitors, patients, and employees at Community Hospital—even if they have been vaccinated.

“We are seeking to remind those who have gotten used to going mask-free that the rules…

Bryan Health Providing Mobile Vascular Screenings

July 9, 2021

Bryan Health will provide mobile vascular disease screenings on Wednesday and Thursday, August 4 and 5 in McCook. The Bryan Health mobile screening bus will be at Community Hospital, 1301 East H Street in McCook to perform atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) screenings, carotid artery ultrasound screenings, abdominal aortic ultrasound screenings, and peripheral arterial disease…

Behavioral Health Program Introduces New Staff and Expanded Services

July 6, 2021

Community Hospital’s behavioral health program, Generational Guidance, introduces new staff and now offers services to a wider age group.

The structured outpatient behavioral health program offering mental health medication management and mental health therapy services now offers services to people age 18 and older. Generational Guidance was launched to help adults cope…

Diabetic Support Group to Meet June 24

June 14, 2021

Community Hospital’s diabetic support group will meet Thursday, June 24 at 3 p.m. in the Prairie View A and B meeting rooms. Pat Rice, Registered Dietitian, and Monica Wacker, RN, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, will discuss “Continuous Glucose Meters.” They will share their personal experiences with the Dexcom G6.

RSVPs are not required. For questions…

Community Hospital Relaxing Visitation Policy

June 1, 2021

Community Hospital is allowing visitation for patients now that COVID-19 cases are lower and a significant percentage of the public has been vaccinated. Nearly a year has passed since Community Hospital restricted visitors due to the pandemic.

Visiting hours will be from 9 AM – 7 PM. Please note the front entrance doors will lock at 4:30 pm. Entrance into the facility…

Full-time Orthopedic Surgeon Moving to McCook

May 24, 2021

When Richard Lawton, M.D., Ph.D. was a young boy, he liked fixing things, building bikes, and spending time in the woodshop. Those types of interests lend themselves toward surgery, he says, and pointed him, in his adulthood, to a career in orthopedic surgery. It helped that his father, who recently retired, was a family practice doc, “so I got some initial exposure through…

Adding Telestroke/Acute Neurology Services

May 17, 2021

Community Hospital in McCook is expanding services, providing local, around-the-clock treatment for stroke patients through telemedicine. Telestroke/Acute Neurology services will be available for patients starting May 24 which coincides with Stroke Awareness Month.

These services are possible by using telemedicine specialists through a partnership with Teledigm Health/Bryan…

New Treatment Chairs Improve Comfort and Care

Infusion Chair

Outpatient Injection/Infusion nurses Peg Smalley, Sydney Bauman, and Jacqueline Schelper stand with one of the “super comfy” new patient chairs. A patient may use the chair from 15 minutes to eight hours depending on…

Community Hospital Ceasing TestNebraska Events

March 1, 2021

After eight months of partnership, and more than 1,400 tests completed, Community Hospital has stopped offering the TestNebraska service. This service is still available throughout the state. For those in need of testing, please visit for dates and times in the area.

“Thank you to all of our volunteers that spent countless hours testing our community,”…