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Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Community Hospital

News about Community Hospital, in McCook.

Community Hospital, McCook Clinic prepare for possibility of Ebola (10/21/14)
McCook, Neb. -- Although it is extremely unlikely the region would ever encounter a patient who is infected with Ebola, Community Hospital and McCook Clinic are readying themselves with proper training, equipment and protocols to remain safe while caring for patients...
Community Hospital opens portal for patients to access their own records (09/23/14)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Patients at Community Hospital now have the ability to instantly access their health information online through a secure patient health portal. The RelayHealth portal allows patients to more conveniently view, manage, transmit and download certain medical records such as lab test results, immunizations, procedures and allergies at any hour and wherever internet access is available...
Hospital pursuing perfection, achieving excellence (08/14/14)
Community Hospital is entering a new era after more than a decade of near constant construction activity and renovations to their McCook campus.
Community Hospital wins 'Most Wired' title (08/04/14)
McCook, Neb. -- Community Hospital was named for the third time as a Most Wired Hospital based on results from the 16th annual Health Care's Most Wired Survey, conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks. Only five other hospitals in Nebraska received the award including:...
Hospital to implement 'Point of Service' system (07/17/14)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Beginning Aug. 1, most outpatients will be asked to make a $75 "Point of Service" deposit upon arrival for an outpatient test, procedure or surgery. In the emergency department, patients will be asked for the deposit after their visit is completed...
Hospital offering pre-diabetes workshop (06/11/14)
McCOOK, Neb. --Community Hospital is offering an educational class, "What is Pre-Diabetes and How Can it be Managed?" for persons who are pre-diabetic or think they may be. The pre-diabetic class is Tuesday, June 17 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Prairie View A Conference Room at Community Hospital. It will explain what is pre-diabetes and diabetes, how to test for diabetes, normal blood sugar ranges and how to manage pre-diabetes. It also includes exercise tips as well as diet training...
New facility frees cancer patients from hours of travel (05/15/14)
Nothing's as sobering as hearing that you have cancer, but it's not the death sentence it was in years past. American Cancer Society statistics show the death rate from cancer in the United States has declined steadily over the past 20 years. The cancer death rate for men and women, which peaked in 1991, had dropped 20 percent by 2010, the most recent year for which data is available...
Six-ton linear accelerator delivered to hospital (03/05/14)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- A 12,000-pound Varian linear accelerator has been delivered for Community Hospital's Radiation Oncology Center, and installation has begun. Hospital CEO Jim Ulrich told directors at this month's meeting that the center should be completed in mid- to late-April. Interior painting is almost complete, with ceiling tiles and light fixture installation to follow...
Hospital board members honored (12/31/13)
McCook, Nebraska -- Community Hospital board member, Jim O'Dea was recognized and congratulated at the December board of directors meeting as he completed his second, 3-year term and has retired from the board. Newly elected Community Hospital board member, Todd Thieszen, began his first term at the meeting. Re-elected and commencing their second, three-year terms were Connie Olsen and Mark Eiler...
Vault construction (12/31/13)
A crane has plenty of heavy lifting to do as construction continues on the Radiation Oncology Center at Community Hospital in McCook. The vault that will house the linear accelerator is being built with 457 special 3,500-pound concrete blocks, creating a structure with walls and ceiling four- to eight-feet thick. ...
Hospital board approves strategic plan, needs assessment (10/07/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- During the Community Hospital Board of Directors meeting on September 18, directors approved the updated Strategic Plan and the 2013 Community Needs Assessment, received an update on the radiation oncology project, heard a second quarter environment of care report and approved appointments and reappointments for medical staff...
Board OKs budget, hears facilities update (06/25/13)
McCook, Nebraska--During the Community Hospital Board of Directors meeting on June 19, directors approved the fiscal year 2014 budget, received Phase 2B and Radiation Oncology building updates and were presented a variety of reports. The board approved the 2014 operating and capital budgets during the meeting. ...
Neurosurgeon to see patients in McCook (05/29/13)
McCOOK, Nebraska--Community Hospital is pleased to announce a neurosurgeon from Kearney has joined their visiting specialist staff. Chinyere Obasi, MBBS, MD, will see patients at Community Hospital's Medical Specialists Center beginning June 18. He will see patients every third Tuesday of the month...
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...