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News - Cath lab receives enhanced equipment

Cath lab receives enhanced equipment

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.

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News - Boys Town National Research Hospital announced collaboration with Mayo Clinic in pediatric cardiology care

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.

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News - Dignity Health Global Education, CommonSpirit partner to increase health equity through scholarships

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.

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News - Nebraska Public Media to air COVID Chronicles August 9 - 9:00 pm CT

Nebraska Public Media to air COVID Chronicles August 9 - 9:00 pm CT

August 2, 2021

Weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak, local health departments were working to improve the health of people across Nebraska.

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News - U.S. News ranks Nebraska Medical Center No. 1 in Nebraska for 10th straight year

U.S. News ranks Nebraska Medical Center No. 1 in Nebraska for 10th straight year

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.

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News - AHA issues policy statement on COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers

AHA issues policy statement on COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers

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.”

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News - Rural healthy people 2030 survey: input needed

Rural healthy people 2030 survey: input needed

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.

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News - Community Hospital's past year anything but normal

Community Hospital's past year anything but normal

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.

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News - Agencies issue part one of regulations banning surprise medical bills

Agencies issue part one of regulations banning surprise medical bills

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.

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News - Funding opportunity for local health departments: healthy brain initiative road map strategists

Funding opportunity for local health departments: healthy brain initiative road map strategists

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.

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