Clarke County Hospital – Preparation for Moving Forward in a Pandemic

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As the global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to be a concern, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Robert E. Weissinger, DO, Chief Medical Officer at Clarke County Hospital to share information about what the hospital has been doing to manage this health issue and

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Clarke County Hospital Awarded Funding from the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program

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In early April, Clarke County Hospital applied for telehealth equipment funding from the FCC, and last week CCH was notified it had been awarded $170,072 from the FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program. “Clarke County Hospital, in Osceola, Iowa, was awarded $170,072 for tablet computers, network upgrades, and remote

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CCH Partners with Local Health Officials to Hold COVID-19 Testing Event

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Drive Thru COVID-19 Test Site On Thursday, June 4, a drive-thru COVID-19 testing event was held at the Clarke County Fairgrounds and Event Center. Two testing sessions were offered to south-central Iowa residents by appointment, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Fifty-four people were

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Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Clarke County

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(OSCEOLA, IA – MAY 11, 2020) The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Clarke County Public Health have identified 2 additional cases of COVID-19 in the county. This is a total of 8 cases in Clarke County and 2 people have fully recovered. All of the

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What if I Think I Have COVID-19?

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(OSCEOLA, IA – MAY 8, 2020) The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Clarke County Public Health have identified 2 additional cases of COVID-19 in the county. COVID-19 is a new virus and many Clarke County residents aren’t sure how to know if they have been

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As COVID-19 Case Count Rise in Iowa, Clarke County Residents Asked to Continue Prevention Efforts

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The Clarke County Public Health Department thanks residents who are taking steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Clarke County Public Health have identified 1 additional case of COVID-19 in the county. As of today,

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How Clarke County Manufacturers are Protecting Their Workforce from COVID-19

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Effective May 1st, in 77 Iowa counties, including Clarke, businesses have been given the green light to open their doors after weeks of silence. Restaurants, fitness centers, libraries, retail shops and more will be opening with some restrictions, and that’s certainly a sign of hope for those

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Osceola Volunteer Fire Department Receives State approval to operate Basic Life Support Ambulance

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The Osceola Fire Department received notification that they are cleared by the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services to operate a basic life support ambulance. The Fire Department ambulance will run as a backup and support to Clarke County Ambulance Offering additional

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Clarke County Public Health to Residents: Together We’re Stronger

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Clarke County Public Health have identified an additional case of COVID-19 in the county. The person is an older adult and they are currently isolated. The Clarke County Public Health Department reminds residents that although they are spending more

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Clarke County Hospital Receives Grant From Clarke Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up

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Clarke County Hospital (CCH) received a grant award of $5,000 from Clarke Electric Cooperative (CEC) on Thursday, April 23, 2020.  The funding came from CEC’s Operation Round up, a charitable giving program that receives donations from CEC customers when they approve to have their bill “rounded-up” to

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CCH Receives State-of-the-Art Equipment

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Infection Prevention Clarke County Hospital has received a state-of-the-art ultra-violet disinfection machine called the TRU-D. The Hospitals Environmental Services staff received training on the unit this week. The TRU-D is automated (does not require a human presence), and will be used to disinfect exam rooms and other

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Clarke County Clinic Offering Telehealth Visits

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As COVID-19 continues to grow as a public health concern, we are expanding telehealth visits from your home to the Clinic for certain conditions and circumstances during designated times during this national public health emergency. If you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and

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Additional Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Clarke County

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The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Clarke County Public Health have identified one additional case of COVID-19 in the county. “We continue to remind residents to take preventive measures to slow the spread of this virus,” said Clarke County Public Health Director Mackenzie Nelson. “It’s

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First Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Clarke County

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A case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Clarke County. The case is an adult age range 18-40 years. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the individual is self-isolating at home. “While this is Clarke County’s first case, it may not be

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Clarke County Hospital Erecting Tent for Patient Check-in

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As of this writing, there are no known positive COVID-19 cases in Clarke County.  On Monday, March 30, the National Guard will erect a tent in the southwest parking lot of Clarke County Hospital.  The National Guard has, and continues to, erect tents at hospitals throughout Iowa

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