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Molly Herzberg, pictured with Brad Hays, joined the Healthy Heart Initiative pilot program this fall to learn how to lower her risk of a future heart event.

Community Hospital Kicking Off Healthy Heart Initiative

Dec 29, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.—Healthy Heart Initiative, a new program offered by Community Hospital to help educate adults on ways to prevent a possible heart...
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Additional Arrest Made in Laurel Quadruple Homicide Investigation

Dec 16, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

 (NORFOLK, NEB.)  — Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have made another arrest in connection with the quadruple murder t...
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Semi Driver Arrested After Hit-and-Run with Trooper

Dec 15, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(LINCOLN, NEB.)  — One person has been arrested following a hit-and-run with a Nebraska State Trooper, a pursuit, and an hour-long stand...
Jessica Bortner, Community Hospital Health Foundation Director, Barb Ostrum Community Action Partnership of Mid Nebraska NHAP Coordinator, Nate Henning, McCook Walmart Manager, stand in front of eight full pallets of clothing. Walmart donated the pallets of shoes and clothing to Community Hospital to disperse to community members in need. Giveaways are Saturday, December 17 from 9 AM to 12 PM and Monday, December 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Community Hospital Mobile Diagnostic Garage.

Community Hospital Organizing New Clothing Giveaway for Saturday

Dec 14, 2022 / Candy Crosby, Public Relations Coordinator

McCook, Neb.— A wonderful donation from McCook’s Walmart came just in time for Christmas! Walmart donated eight pallets of clothing and...
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Bipartisan Coalition of Attorneys General Secures Over $10 Billion in Opioid Funds from CVS and Walgreens

Dec 12, 2022 / Nebraska Attorney General Office

Lincoln- Attorney General Peterson announced today that he has finalized agreements with CVS and Walgreens to bring the national amount from invest...
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Governor-Elect Pillen Announces Appointments and Searches for DHHS

Dec 12, 2022 / State Of Nebraska Release

LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Governor-elect Jim Pillen announced he will be appointing the following individuals as division directors in the Depar...
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Troopers Find Large Amounts of Meth, Marijuana in I-80 Traffic Stops

Dec 12, 2022 / Nebraska State Patrol

(NORTH PLATTE, NEB.)  — Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol arrested two people after locating suspected methamphetamine and marijua...
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...
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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...