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News - Memorial Community Hospital & Health System CEO visits White House

Memorial Community Hospital & Health System CEO visits White House

July 9, 2021

Manuela Banner, RN, MHA, FACHE, President & CEO, Memorial Community Hospital & Health System (Blair), was surprised to receive an invite from the Office of the President and First Lady to the annual 4th of July BBQ on the South Lawn of the White House.

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News - Patients may require different types of post-pandemic reassurances before seeking care

Patients may require different types of post-pandemic reassurances before seeking care

June 21, 2021

As restrictions are lifted and the threat of Covid wanes, the medical community will need to work hard to encourage patients to reengage and seek care.

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News - Understanding hospital at home

Understanding hospital at home

June 21, 2021

This is a concept introduced by CMS to address surge capacity by providing acute-care services in the home setting.

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News - The hospital room of the future: 5 innovation execs outline what to expect in next 5 years

The hospital room of the future: 5 innovation execs outline what to expect in next 5 years

June 21, 2021

Digital health and tech adoption have skyrocketed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many hospitals and health systems adopting technologies that support remote patient monitoring, two-way video communications and more. Here, five hospital executives share predictions for what they think the hospital room of the future will look like in the next five years.

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News - Up to $180,000 in student loan payments available for medical professionals

Up to $180,000 in student loan payments available for medical professionals

June 4, 2021

Lincoln – As the school year winds down and recent university graduates begin looking to start a career, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has a lucrative incentive program for them to consider.

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News - DHHS announces updates to Medicaid Expansion

DHHS announces updates to Medicaid Expansion

June 4, 2021

Lincoln – Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces that all Nebraskans who are eligible for Medicaid expansion will receive equal benefits coverage, including dental services, vision servicesband over-the-counter medications, starting October 1, 2021.

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News - Nebraska Legislative Update: Crisis Standards of Care Webinar

Nebraska Legislative Update: Crisis Standards of Care Webinar

June 4, 2021

LB139 is a recently enacted Nebraska law containing both the COVID-19 Liability Act and the Health Care Crisis Protocol Act.

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News - The Healthcare Divide on PBS

The Healthcare Divide on PBS

May 20, 2021

FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the growing inequities in American health care exposed by COVID-19.

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News - 4 Nebraska hospitals with 5 stars from CMS: 2021

4 Nebraska hospitals with 5 stars from CMS: 2021

May 13, 2021

CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2021, giving 455 hospitals a rating of five stars, including 4 Nebraska Hospitals.

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News - Rural hospitals, clinics to receive $1 billion for COVID-19 mitigation efforts

Rural hospitals, clinics to receive $1 billion for COVID-19 mitigation efforts

May 7, 2021

The Health Resources and Services Administration will provide nearly $1 billion to small rural hospitals, critical access hospitals and rural health clinics to expand COVID-19 testing and help mitigate the virus in their communities.

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