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Morrill County Community Hospital

Exceptional Care, Right Here at Home!

THE PULSE OF MCCH

SAVE DATE!

Spring into Good Health

Morrill County Community Hospital Health Fair BLOOD DRAWS 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018; 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM

MCCH-Specialty Clinic Conference Rooms A & B ● 1313 S Street, Bridgeport, NE 69336


Screenings Available At MCCH Health Fair

Health Fair Participants should DRINK PLENTY OF WATER and take medications as usual. Recommended 12 hours fasting. Participants with diabetes, should NOT fast. No Appointment Necessary, First Come, First Serve. We accept Cash and/or Check ONLY.


Blood Pressure & Pulse Oximetry - FREE 
Blood pressure and pulse rate is measured using automatic blood pressure monitor. 

Blood Chemistry Screening - $35 
This screening provides baseline information on cholesterol, triglycerides (Lipid Panel), blood glucose, liver, kidneys, electrolytes (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel), thyroids (TSH, FT4), Magnesium and Uric Acid. These screenings can help you and your doctor monitor your health and prevent health issues from becoming emergencies. Information from this screening can also be used to complete your employers’ Health Risk Assessments (HRA). 

Complete Blood Count - $20 
This screening gives you a general picture of your overall health by checking your white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin levels, and blood-clotting abilities. Your body’s ability to fight infection, anemia, liver disease and certain cancers can be discovered with this screening. 

Hemoglobin A1c Diabetes Screening - $30 
A1C is a blood screening that measures your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of whether or not you are at risk for diabetes. For people with diabetes it indicates how well your diabetes treatment plan is working. 

Prostate Specific Antigen - $30 
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently recommended against routine screening of persons with a prostate with the PSA test.  Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have questions. PSA is a blood screening that measures a protein that is only produced by the prostate gland. Elevations of PSA may occur in persons with non-cancerous prostate diseases or prostate cancer. A normal PSA level does not entirely exclude the possibility of prostate cancer. A traditional manual screening, performed by a health care provider is strongly encouraged in conjunction with PSA screening. 

Urinalysis - $15 
This urine screening helps diagnose and/or monitor several diseases and conditions, such as kidney disorders or urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Vitamin B12 Screening - $20 
This blood screening provides baseline Vitamin B12 levels, which play a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells. 

Vitamin D Screening - $45 
This screening is used to provide you with a baseline level of Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a worldwide problem. Your body requires Vitamin D to absorb calcium and plays an important role in protecting your bone health. Many studies also suggest an association between low Vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, nerve disease, immune disease and heart disease. Some Vitamin D is produced in your skin when unprotected skin is exposed to sunlight. Otherwise, you can obtain Vitamin D in foods or take Vitamin D in supplement form. Studies have found that many adults have low Vitamin D levels. This screening requires only one blood draw. Results will be included on the same report with your other blood draw results. If you already take Vitamin D you should have a blood level drawn to make sure you are taking enough Vitamin D. 

Hepatitis C Screening - $45 

Hepatitis C tests are used to screen for and diagnose a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, to guide therapy and/or to monitor the treatment of an HCV infection. An HCV antibody test is used to screen for past exposure and current infection. It detects the presence of antibodies to the virus, indicating exposure to HCV.


Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an increasing cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Many of the 2.7–3.9 million persons living with HCV infection are unaware they are infected and do not receive care and treatment. CDC estimates that although persons born during 1945–1965 comprise an estimated 27% of the population, they account for approximately three fourths of all HCV infections in the United States, 73% of HCV-associated mortality, and are at greatest risk for hepatocellular carcinoma and other HCV-related liver disease.                                  



For More Information Call: 308-262-1328

www.morrillcountyhospital.com

HOSPITALIST PROGRAM


          Morrill County Community Hospital will be adding the Hospitalist Program beginning July 2017. The following providers will be part of the Hospitalist Program: Melvin Hodde, DO; Mansoor Ahmad, MD; and Cheryl Laux, DNP, FNP-BC.


What is a Hospitalist?

          A Hospitalist is a Physician who specializes in caring for patients in the hospital, Emergency Room and Swing Bed. During the course of hospitalization, a Hospitalist and Primary Care Physician will talk further regarding treatment plan. At discharge, a Hospitalist will also communicate with the Primary Care Physician to discuss further treatment needs, help arrange follow-up, and prescribe the necessary medications.


How will a Hospitalist work with me?

          Together with your Primary Care Physician, the Hospitalist will plan and manage your treatment throughout your stay to help you achieve the best outcome possible. The Hospitalist will spend extra time learning about you. At admission, your care will be assigned to the Hospitalist; he/she will review your medical history and any notes in regards to your current condition. The Hospitalist will work with you and your family to personally answer and discuss any questions you may have about your illness, medications or other diagnostic and treatment processes during your hospitalization.

          Our outstanding Providers will continue to serve our community: John Post, MD; Amber Malcolm, FNP-BC; Kim Malone, FNP-BC; and Doug Hadden, PA-C. For more information, you may call 308-262-1616 (Hospital), 308-262-1755 (Bridgeport Clinic) and 308-586-1717 (Chimney Rock Medical Center in Bayard). Thank you for your continued support.

Morrill County Community Hospital Receives $400,000 Grant for Cutting-Edge Diagnostic Tool from Helmsley Charitable Trust


Bridgeport, NE – Patients at Morrill County Community Hospital will soon benefit from access to the latest computed tomography (CT) diagnostic technology made possible through a grant from The Leona

M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program.


Helmsley has awarded Morrill County Community Hospital $400,000 for a new 64-slice CT scanner. CT scanners provide essential diagnostic images of structures inside the body. A new CT scanner will allow for faster scans that produce high-quality images, allowing medical staff to quickly determine health status and course of treatment while giving patients access to up-to-date healthcare technology close to home.


“Morrill County Community Hospital would like to thank the Helmsley Charitable Trust for the grant funds needed for a new 64-slice CT scanner. This project will help us exceed the expectations of those we serve by providing quality diagnostic studies close to home. We strive to help our patients, to the best of our ability, in providing the standard of care for services they need without traveling a great distance which is often an expensive inconvenience for them. The updated technology in the new scanner will enable us to enhance our patient care thanks to the Helmsley Charitable Trust grant,” said Robin Stuart, CEO.


Morrill County Community Hospital is one of 41 grant recipients across the region to benefit from this round of funding to purchase CT scanners. Helmsley’s Rural Healthcare Program has granted over $30 million to support the purchase of new, 32-slice or higher CT scanners in a seven-state region. “Our goal is to ensure that people who live in rural America have access to quality healthcare as close to home as possible,” said Walter Panzirer, a trustee of the Helmsley Charitable Trust. “To achieve this, rural hospitals need to be viable and they need to have up-to-date equipment, so patients can receive essential healthcare services locally. This initiative is one of many that aims to improve healthcare access and health outcomes across the upper Midwest.” 


The funding initiative was the result of a survey of Critical Access Hospitals in the Rural Healthcare Program’s seven-state funding region. Capital equipment, particularly CT scanners, was identified as a top need by many hospitals. In addition, a new Medicare policy went into effect January 1, 2016, that reduced reimbursement for certain studies on CT scanners that do not meet specific radiation dose requirements. Since 2015, the Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded 78 grants totaling over $30 million to outfit hospitals with new, state-of-the-art CT scanners.


About the Helmsley Charitable Trust

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting effective nonprofits in health, select place-based initiatives, education and human services. Since 2008, when Helmsley began its active grantmaking, it has committed more than $1.8 billion for a wide range of charitable purposes. Helmsley’s Rural Healthcare Program funds innovative projects that use information technologies to connect rural patients to emergency medical care, bring the latest medical therapies to patients in remote areas, and provide state-of-theart training for rural hospitals and EMS personnel. To date, this program has awarded more than $300 million to organizations and initiatives in the upper Midwest states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa and Montana. For more information, visit www.helmsleytrust.org.

Morrill County Community Hospital Clinical Laboratory Department

Recognized for Quality Laboratory Services


Morrill County Community Hospital Clinical Laboratory Department has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey. MCCH Clinical Laboratory Department has earned COLA accreditation as a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service to their patients.


COLA is a nonprofit, physician-directed organization promoting quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through programs of voluntary education, achievement, and accreditation.

COLA is approved by the federal government and sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

Morrill County Community Hospital

Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Financial Strength


November 17, 2016 – The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage recognize Nebraska as having 53 hospitals reach top quartile performance status in Quality, Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, and Financial Strength compared to all acute care hospitals in the nation.


     The rankings have been determined through the Hospital Strength INDEX, the industry’s most objective and comprehensive assessment of rural hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed this data-driven program to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care.


     Leaders from rural health communities across the U.S. celebrate National Rural Health Day and recognize the tremendous accomplishments that have been achieved in rural healthcare this year. Michael Topchik, National Leader of the recently established Chartis Center for Rural Health, commented, “Rural providers play such a critical role as the safety net for rural America. As we celebrate National Rural Health Day gives us the opportunity to spotlight the great value and importance of rural and critical access hospitals, particularly important as these facilities face unprecedented challenges.”


26 Rural Hospitals are recognized for “Excellence in Financial Strength” – Top quartile performers in the Financial Stability pillar of INDEX (Leverage, Liquidity, Capital Efficiency, and Resource Availability).


ANNIE JEFFREY MEMORIAL COUNTY HEALTH CENTER - OSCEOLA 

AVERA ST ANTHONYS HOSPITAL - O’NEILL 

BOX BUTTE GENERAL HOSPITAL - ALLIANCE 

BRODSTONE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - SUPERIOR 

BUTLER COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER - DAVID CITY 

CHERRY COUNTY HOSPITAL - VALENTINE 

CHI HEALTH GOOD SAMARITAN - KEARNEY 

COLUMBUS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER, INC - FALLS CITY 

FAITH REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES - NORFOLK 

FREMONT HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER GREAT PLAINS HEALTH - NORTH PLATTE 

HENDERSON HEALTH CARE SERVICES JEFFERSON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER - FAIRBURY 

JM MELHAM MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER - BROKEN BOW 

MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM - BLAIR 

MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS - SEWARD 

MORRILL COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - BRIDGEPORT 

NEMAHA COUNTY HOSPITAL - AUBURN 

NIOBRARA VALLEY HOSPITAL - LYNCH 

PENDER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL PHELPS MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER - HOLDREGE 

SIDNEY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 

ST FRANCIS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - WEST POINT 

VALLEY COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM - ORD 

YORK GENERAL HOSPITAL


About NOSORH

     The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.


About iVantage Health Analytics

     iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of healthcare analytic and performance management analytic tools. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to deliver customized insights on clinical and financial performance, strategic planning, market assessment and payment optimization. iVantage’s analytics are the basis of continuing thought leadership and insight in the areas of healthcare policy and research. iVantage is a subsidiary of The Chartis Group, a national advisory services firm dedicated to the healthcare industry, which recently established the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Learn more at iVantageHealth.com.

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