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Fact or Fiction? Breaking Down Some COVID-19 Myths

New information about COVID-19 seems to be coming out by the minute these days. It’s important to stay up-to-date, especially with state and national rules and regulations being changed. But it’s equally important to make sure the information you’re getting (and sharing) is accurate. But how do you know what’s a myth or fact? Here are some common “facts” circulating that we want you to know…Fact or Myth?

Too Much Television During COVID-19?

As we all hunker down for the foreseeable future, our screens may be getting more of a workout than our muscles. And is there such a thing as too much television during the time of COVID-19 in our world? To help us all find a bit more balance in our new normal, we've pulled together some tips and ideas to keep our activity levels up and the screen times down!

Keeping On Top Of Your Mental Health While Social Distancing

COVID-19 is affecting so many aspects of our lives right now. Schools are closed, non-essential businesses have closed their doors and people are being told to stay home. Information is rapidly changing and it seems that’s all that exists on our news feeds.

The Importance of Suicide Awareness & Prevention

With all the uncertainty everyone is experiencing, Memorial Hospital of Converse County is committed to raising suicide awareness and providing support and resources to prevent tragedies, including training employees and community members to recognize signs of potential suicides and to intervene to help those in need.

Helping Children Understand How To Slow The Spread

Children are bound to pick up on what the adults around them are discussing and may have different interpretations or even fears about what they have heard from others. While we want to address their concerns, we also want to make sure our children know just how important it is to wash their hands and practice good health hygiene.

We have put together some tips, tricks, and ideas to help parents and caregivers work with the children in their care to help them learn and also understand why. If you have found some key ways to help, your child be sure to let us know in the comments on our Facebook page!

COVID-19 & Respiratory Illnesses Comparison Chart

We wanted to provide a visual chart to help our community understand some of the various symptoms of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. While this isn't comprehensive for every respiratory illness out there we may test patients for, it is helpful for our community to see the various symptoms and which present with each health concern. If you have concerns about exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 including: fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, please call our COVID-19 hotline at: (307) 358-7399.

Caring For Our Elderly & Vulnerable Populations During COVID-19

While the world’s attention focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, residents may rest a bit more comfortable knowing that Converse County has a unique tool to help during these difficult times.

La buena higiene de manos es elemental

La buena higiene de las manos es una forma simple pero muy efectiva de limitar su exposición a las infecciones. También es una gran acción preventiva que puede tomar para ayudar a mantener saludables a quienes lo rodean. Si va a lavarse las manos o usar gel antibacteriano, hay algunas cosas a tener en cuenta. ¡Lea nuestros consejos para una higiene efectiva de manos para que pueda mantenerse lo mas saludable posible durante todo el año!

Good Hand Hygiene Is Elementary!

Good hand hygiene is a simple yet highly effective way to limit your exposure to infections. It also is a great preventative action you can take to help keep those around you healthy as well. If you are going to wash your hands or use antibacterial gel, there are some key things to keep in mind. Read our tips for effective hand hygiene so that you can stay as healthy as possible all year long!

Helping The Next Generation of Rural Health Providers

Memorial Hospital of Converse County has participated in the WWAMI program for many years. This a “one-of-a-kind, multi-state medical education program” serves Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Our hospital is one of many medical facilities that affords students access to a diverse selection of clinical training sites throughout the participating states.