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COVID-19 Rapid Tests Available Here to Symptomatic Patients

BECKY KUNTZELMAN, THE IMPERIAL REPUBLICANChase County Community Hospital (CCCH) now offers in-house COVID rapid testing using the Abbott ID Now System, said Linda Nelson, CCCH respiratory therapist.The results are reported in less than an hour, she said.Based on comparison studies with Nebraska Public Health Laboratory, testing is 98.4% accurate.This test is used for patients who are symptomatic and…


Hospital’s eCARE Emergency Program Goes Live This Week

BECKY KUNTZELMAN, THE IMPERIAL REPUBLICANBack in May, Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) received a grant for $138,044.This grant provides funding to connect rural patients to emergency specialists.The Avera hub trauma center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota helped set up the new system at CCCH, and the Avera eCARE Emergency program and equipment went live Monday morning.Training for the new equipment…


CCCH HOUSING DECONTAMINATION UV TOWER FOR 15-COUNTY REGION

BECKY KUNTZELMAN, THE IMPERIAL REPUBLICANThe Nebraska Plains Healthcare Coalition has provided a UV sterilization tower (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation tower) on site at Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH).“This is an amazing resource for our area,” said Kay Schmidt, head of infection prevention at CCCH.“This is the same technology being used in big cities. We are so fortunate to have it here…


LOCAL DOCTOR: CDC GUIDELINES IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW

DR. DAVID YOUNGER, M.D. CHASE CO. COMMUNITY HOSPITAL/CLINIC    COVID-19 is a serious disease and, at some point, it will come to Chase County.    When it does, some of us may die, including possibly you and me. The longer we keep it out of our community, the more time we give our leaders and research physicians to work on answers to lessen its impact.    The vaccine will take another 12 to 18 months.…


Chase County Community Hospital Taking Additional Preventative Measures to Address COVID-19