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Dr. Anthony Rodewald, (right), Community Hospital Director of Pharmacy, credits the other pharmacists on his team, Dr. Lori Ryland, Dr. Chase Crawford, and Dr. Lindsey Smith (not pictured), for their work in developing a quality antimicrobial stewardship program at the hospital. The program was recently praised by infection control pharmacists at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Community Hospital’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Leading the State

Dec 8, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.—Community Hospital has excelled in developing a quality program to manage administration of antibiotic use for best patient outc...
Photo of Pete Rickets sitting in a chair at a table with the United States and Nebraska Flags behind him, The Words Governor Pete Rickets below.

Pete Ricketts To Seek U.S. Senate Appointment

Dec 6, 2022 / Corben Waldron

LINCOLN, Neb.– Today, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts announced his intention to seek the appointment to serve as the state’s next...
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NSP Investigating Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Pursuit, Fatal Crash

Dec 4, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office pursuit that ended with a fatal crash Saturday night. Prelimin...
Former Husker Football Interim Head Coach Mikey Joseph Arrested

Former Husker Football Interim Head Coach Mikey Joseph Arrested

Nov 30, 2022 / Lincoln Police Department

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 1:54 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residence near South 34th and Tree Line Drive on a domestic disturbance...
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NSP Investigating Overnight Homicide in Imperial

Nov 25, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(Imperial, NE)  — The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating a homicide that occurred overnight in Imperial. The Imperial Police Depart...
Community Hospital

Community Hospital Continues on Age-Friendly Journey

Nov 21, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—A healthcare initiative to find what matters most to the older adult and their family continues to grow at Community Hospita...
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Indianola man seriously injured in hunting incident

Nov 21, 2022 / Nebraska Game and Parks Commission/Jerry Kane

An Indianola man was seriously injured in a deer hunting incident at about 5 p.m. Nov. 20 in Red Willow County. The 20-year-old was accidentally s...
Community Hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department is proud of the three-year certification they recently received from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). From left are Kari Williby, RN, Chris Carfield, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Kayla Wurm, RN, Jennifer Leiss, RN and Krista Ord, RN. The certification shows Community Hospital follows the required standards of care for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and provides excellent care for cardiopulmonary rehab patients.

Community Hospital’s Cardiopulmonary Program Certified by Industry Leader

Nov 21, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital is proud to announce the certification of its cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Asso...
Community Hospital

Community Hospital’s Masking Policy Updated

Nov 16, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Community Hospital’s masking policy for outpatients, employees and visitors was recently updated, according to Molly H...
Donald Trump

Trump seeks White House again

Nov 15, 2022 / Ap

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is running for president again. Trump made his plans official Tuesday night after teasi...
Tracy Lawrence & Clay Walker to play in Grand Island

Tracy Lawrence & Clay Walker to play in Grand Island

Nov 14, 2022 / KRGI News

The Heartland Events Center plays host to country music legends Tracy Lawrence + Clay Walker—One Night, Two Icons: Sharing One Stage, Perform...
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Warden changes announced at Work Ethic Camp

Nov 11, 2022 / Laura Strimple

November 10, 2022 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Interim Director Diane Sabatka-Rine announced ...
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Unofficial General Election Results

Nov 9, 2022 / Josh Keenportz

Waiting on election results get certified as official.  Unofficial Frontier Co Results Here Unofficial Red Willow Co Results Here Unofficia...
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Voter ID passes in Nebraska - Nebraska voters back higher minimum wage, voter ID measures

Nov 9, 2022 / Associated Press

Residents of Nebraska have approved a new photo identification requirement for future elections. The measure was one of several decided Tuesday tha...
Community HealthCare and Hospice Celebrates Home Care and Hospice Month

Community HealthCare and Hospice Celebrates Home Care and Hospice Month

Nov 8, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

Community HealthCare and Hospice, the home health and hospice agency at Community Hospital is celebrating National Home Care and Hospice month in N...
Charlotte Marks, BSN, RN, Community Hospital Transition of Care & Patient Educator, receives the National Hospital Association Caring Kind award at the Caring Kind annual luncheon from Jeremy Nordquist, MPA, NHA President.

Community Hospital Announces Caring Kind Recipient

Nov 7, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska— Community Hospital is excited to announce the hospital’s 2022 Caring Kind recipient is Charlotte Marks, BSN, RN, Tran...
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NSP: Two Arrested in Separate Incidents Overnight

Nov 2, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested two people following separate incidents overnight. The first incident occurred in Lexington....
Community Hospital

Community Hospital Hosting Healthy Connections at Senior Center

Nov 2, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska—Healthy Connections: Enriching Lives 50-Plus, will be held at the Heritage Senior Center, 1312 West 5 Street, McCook, on Nov...
Community Hospital

Hospital and Clinic not in network with Medicare Advantage

Nov 1, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.—Open enrollment for Medicare began on October 15 and goes through December 7. With the growing options for Medicare coverage, Co...
Community Hospital has earned a 2022 Digital Health Most Wired hospital award. Information Systems staff include (front) Vike Francis, Derek Sailors, IT Director, (back) Kathy Housley, Adrian Dimas, Debra McNutt, Dylan Power and Kristyn Clapp. Not pictured is Tom Lynch and Peyton Rambali.

Community Hospital Earns 2022 Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

Oct 25, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Nebraska, October 25, 2022 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), has released their coveted Dig...
State Capitol Lincoln

Senators call for a legislative investigation into the Nebraska Department of Education

Oct 18, 2022 / Press Release

Senator Dave Murman of Glenvil was joined Monday by Hastings Senator Steve Halloran, Elmwood Senator Rob Clements, Bayard Senator Steve Erdman...
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103 LBs of Suspected Marijuana Found in I-80 Traffic Stop

Oct 15, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(SIDNEY, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested a New York woman after locating more than 100 pounds of suspecte...
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NSP Identifies Female Located Deceased in Vehicle Trunk Inbox

Oct 15, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

 (GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — The Nebraska State Patrol has been able to positively identify the deceased woman found inside the trunk o...
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Troopers Arrest Driver, Find Deceased Person in Trunk After Pursuit

Oct 14, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(GRAND ISLAND, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol have apprehended the subject of a law enforcement alert from Texas and d...
Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Nebraska State Fair director to resign

Oct 5, 2022 / Nebraska State Fair Press Release

GRAND ISLAND - Bill Ogg, executive director of the Nebraska State Fair, announced that he intends to resign his position and to assist with the tra...