Halloween is here, and the annual excitement of trick-or-treating is just days away. Make sure you and your loved ones enjoy a safe Halloween this year by following some basic guidelines.
As Halloween approaches, healthcare organizations everywhere are encouraging patients to get their annual flu shots before the end of October. We reached out to Giselle Grimes, infectious disease specialist at Memorial Hospital of Converse County, for some advice, some information, 4-1-1 on this whole flu thing, and why we need that flu shot every year.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women. In recent years, there has been a 37% reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women 50 and older. Death rates have been declining since the early 1990s, due in part to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and improving treatment options.
"It was all individual at first, and then Shannon invited Bradley. Then, they both started inviting people and Dani came up with the team name MHCC Roadsters," started Kasey Powell, a registered nurse with Memorial Hospital of Converse County (MHCC). And after that, word got around that the in-patient care staff at MHCC was forming a team made of both personnel and community members to participate in The Great Cycle Challenge.
Summer is full of great memories! Sitting in the sun poolside, summer evenings spent on the back deck or maybe sitting fireside telling ghost stories while camping! The summer air feels different, and time seems to change, slow down a bit. But so to with all this warmth, sun, and splendor comes some pesky little bugs: bees, mosquitoes and other stinging insects! While summertime may be rife with warm memories it's also full of the sound of the hum of all sorts of creatures!
It’s one thing to captain a ship and crew along the coast under blue skies and over calm seas when everyone can see the port ahead. But it is quite another to head into a storm that no one saw coming and get tossed about. You don’t know how big the storm is or how long it will last … or whether you will survive.
National Hospital Week, held the second week of May, is usually a big celebration recognizing all of the healthcare workers in all departments for their hard work. This year looked a little different due to COVID-19, but thanks to some very generous Douglas businesses Memorial Hospital employees were treated to a special lunch as a gesture of appreciation.
Will a face covering protect you from COVID-19?
It can help, but face coverings aren’t really intended to protect the wearer. However, they can help limit exposure to others. According to CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, up to 25% of infected people may not show symptoms, and those that do show symptoms may be contagious up to 48 hours before symptoms start. Read our infographic below to learn more!
Thank you to our community for your support during this time. We are grateful to for those who have volunteered their time and talents in assisting our medical staff with the supply of personal protective equipment and given of their collective resources in sewing face masks.