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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
News about Community Hospital, in McCook.
Radiation Oncology Center groundbreaking: Mayor has personal stake in new Community Hospital services (05/15/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- A multitude of Nebraska political leaders and healthcare providers spoke during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Radiation Oncology Center at Community Hospital Tuesday morning, but none of the comments in support of the project struck home as effectively as those from McCook Mayor Dennis Berry...
Hospital board hears update on building, remodeling project (04/11/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Community Hospital's chemotherapy room was ready to go into service, hospital directors were told during a recent report on the Phase 2B construction and remodeling project. Jim Ulrich, Community Hospital president and CEO, said the large area expands the new injection/infusion department to double its size. ...
Major gift leads off fund raising for Radiation Oncology Center (04/02/13)
McCook, Nebraska -- Community Hospital's first lead gift toward the Campaign for Cancer Care to raise funds for the new Radiation Oncology Center came from a family who is known for its support of healthcare in the community. Lemoine 'Andy' Anderson and the late Geri Anderson's gift of $500,000 was announced at the recent Concert for Cancer Care which featured the Great Plains Opry and country western star Collin Raye from Nashville...
Benefit concert spotlights contributions, pending grant for cancer treatment (03/18/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Singer/songwriter Collin Raye impressed a full house at the Fox Theatre Saturday night with an incredible performance in a Concert for Cancer Care. Opening for Raye was Alexa Whipple and Three 4 All, who also performed at the Biéroc Café in an After-Concert Reception for major sponsors...
Emergency crews plan 'Triage Tuesday' as part of mass injury training (02/06/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- If you or a family member is brought to Community Hospital by McCook ambulance on a coming Tuesday, you may be surprised to find yourself wearing a tag, according to officials. Community Hospital in McCook and the McCook City Fire Department are teaming up for an education experience known as "Triage Tuesday." On every Tuesday, all patients being transported to the hospital by McCook ambulance will be "tagged" in a manner normally used in mass casualty incidents...
Director appointed to hospital board (01/29/13)
McCook, Nebraska--During the Community Hospital Board of Directors meeting on January 16, a new board member was appointed and directors received a variety of reports. Director Appointment Max Abercombie, who was reelected in November to his second term on the board has moved to Salina, Kansas, and will not be able to fulfill his second term on the board...
Hospital restricting visitors because of influenza (01/17/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Community Hospital has put a temporary visitor restriction in place due to the increased outbreak of influenza in the area, according to Sharon Conroy, RN, Community Hospital Infection Prevention. Staff at the hospital is asking that people do not visit patients if they have a fever of more than 100 degrees and have a cough and/or a sore throat. ...
Community Hospital offering Quit Smoking Now classes (12/28/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- As part of their new tobacco cessation services, Community Hospital will be offering the "Quit Smoking Now" group cessation program for the public. The classes begin in January to help people achieve their New Year's resolutions and consist of six, one-hour sessions in a small group setting from Jan. ...
Hospital board receives updates (12/17/12)
McCook, Nebraska --Community Hospital Board of Directors received updates at their November 28 meeting on the balanced score card, An Evening for Hospice and the Phase 2B project among other topics. Board of Director Election Elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors in November was Rose Remington, M.D. ...
Hospital achieves low surgical infection rates (10/31/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Community Hospital has achieved low infection rates, the board of directors was informed recently. The board also heard a report on the upcoming An Evening for Hospice and Phase 2B building and remodeling progress at the meeting last week...
Annual banquet to celebrate achievement (10/26/12)
DAWN CRIBBS Associate Editor With the completion of the two new, state-of-the art hospice rooms in the new wing at Community Hospital and the Healing Garden defying the drought to bring forth fragrant bouquets and vibrant colors, the hardworking hospice committee has set aside the 15th annual An Evening For Hospice as a celebration of what has been accomplished with the $370,000 raised since An Evening For Hospice began in 1997...
Ribbon cutting marks hospital milestone (07/02/12)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Sen. Ben Nelson admitted he has always been partial to McCook, his hometown, when it comes to healthcare. Nelson joined Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy in Sunday's ribbon cutting marking the grand opening of the hospital's Phase 2 construction project, including new surgery suites and other facilities...