August 16, 2021
Hastings - The Mary Lanning Healthcare Cardiac Catheterization Lab is using some new tools that give interventional cardiologists a better view of their work. Dr. Abhi Basoor, MLH Medical Director of the Cath Lab and Cardiovascular Services, said the new equipment has been used on a few cases so far, and has proven effective.Read More!
Boys Town National Research Hospital announced collaboration with Mayo Clinic in pediatric cardiology care
August 9, 2021
Boys Town National Research Hospital is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Mayo Clinic to provide cardiology care for children in Omaha and surrounding communities.Read More!
Dignity Health Global Education, CommonSpirit partner to increase health equity through scholarships
August 9, 2021
Dignity Health Global Education is partnering with CommonSpirit to create a scholarship program to tackle a lack of diversity in health care. The Equity Impact is intended to “level the playing field and open doors to job opportunities, promotions, higher compensation and leadership positions,” according to the organizations, through the distribution of $3 million to health care workers interested in developing their skills, knowledge and expertise through skills-based education and training.Read More!
August 2, 2021
Weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak, local health departments were working to improve the health of people across Nebraska.Read More!
August 2, 2021
OMAHA – Each year, U.S. News & World Report evaluates more than 4,700 hospitals nationwide to develop their annual list of Best Hospitals. Again, Nebraska Medical Center is the No. 1 rated hospital in the Omaha metro area and the state of Nebraska. In addition, five specialties were listed as high-performing.Read More!
July 26, 2021
The AHA Board of Trustees yesterday adopted a policy statement that supports hospitals and health systems that adopt mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, “with local factors and circumstances shaping whether and how these policies are implemented.” The policy continues to strongly urge vaccination for all health care personnel to protect patients and communities and encourages hospitals and health systems implementing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies to provide exemptions for medical reasons and accommodations consistent with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines, among other considerations. “The evidence is clear: COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in reducing both the risk of becoming infected and spreading the virus to others,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “The AHA supports hospitals and health systems that choose, based on local factors, to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for their workforce. Doing so will help protect the health and well-being of health care personnel and the patients and communities they proudly serve.”Read More!
July 26, 2021
This study is designed to help us better understand what rural stakeholders think are the most important Healthy People 2030 priorities for rural America. Whether or not you take part is up to you. You may decide not to participate, refuse to answer any question, or quit the study at any time.Read More!
July 26, 2021
Last year was anything but normal for Community Hospital in McCook. From early 2020 to date, the Coronavirus pandemic has swept across the world. Initially there was a shortage of virus information and medical supplies—especially personal protective equipment. Media reports showed frightening videos of packed emergency rooms and rows of patients on ventilators. Stories of rapid spread, healthcare provider fatigue and patient decline filled the news. Early on, the healthcare team at Community Hospital pivoted from regular operations to prepare and manage the virus. The hospital’s emergency incident command was implemented. Supplies were assessed, evaluated and risks mitigated. Action plans, policies and procedures were made, adjusted and executed. The hospital’s goal: Protect our healthcare team and provide needed healthcare to our region. Community Hospital’s team never hesitated to do what was necessary for the community. They were and they are Hometown Heroes! Pictured above (L-R): Ethen Scott, Lori Beeby, Scott Leach, Tierney Reilly.Read More!
July 9, 2021
The Office of Personnel Management, along with the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury July 1 released “Part 1” of regulations implementing the No Surprises Act.Read More!
July 9, 2021
Building on the growth of public health action to address dementia nationwide, funding is now available for local health departments to become national leaders. Under the new Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Road Map Strategists initiative, up to six (6) local health departments, or partnering nonprofit hospitals/health systems, will be selected through a competitive application process. Successful applicants will receive $48,000 in funding, training and technical assistance to establish a part-time HBI Road Map Strategist. This public health professional will serve as a system change agent on cognitive health and dementia.Read More!
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