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Lexington Regional Health Center recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2020

– Lexington Regional Health Center has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is available at ModernHealthcare.com/bestplaceslist. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring a ranked list of all the winners along with the October 12 issue. “It has been an especially trying year for the world, and healthcare in particular as COVID-19 ravages our communities and your workplaces,” said Aurora

COVID-19 Update 7.28.2020 – Leslie Marsh, CEO

LRHC is pleased to be able to work with the state and local public health department to bring more widespread testing to the community.  While we at Lexington Regional Health Center have only had one patient hospitalized since our surge occurred into the first week of May, we are seeing a steady increase in positive case rates as more testing occurs.  The 7/27 DHHS map shows that 3964 people have now been tested with 916 positive tests identified through this

May 2020 COVID-19 Update – Leslie Marsh, CEO

As we reach the end of the month I wanted to provide an update on our activity at the hospital.  To date, we have had 42 admissions to the hospital, including 24 transfers since April 11.  This overall hospital activity would suggest that, during this time frame, the total positive case rate for our hospital district is/was representative of 850 infected individuals.  Since May, using that same methodology, we would have had about 200 positive cases.  On average people are

COVID-19 UPDATE – CEO, Leslie Marsh

As we move into a new month I wanted to provide a quick update on our overall hospital experience with COVID 19.  As you can see, hospital activity continues to trend downward.  While we do still transfer out the sickest patients to area hospitals, the transfers are decreasing while the discharges back to home are increasing – YAY!!   This time has been filled with uncertainty. We hope that having actual data helps all of you get a better sense of

APRIL, 2020 COVID or COVID PRESUMPTIVE ACTIVITY

APRIL, 2020 COVID or COVID PRESUMPTIVE ACTIVITY As you’ve no doubt heard by now, COVID 19 is here in the Lexington Community, Dawson County and the Two Rivers Public Health Department.  As always, and especially with the fear and concern surrounding this new virus, we have been very careful about saying too much about hospital activity, but now we have enough data to make sharing some general statistics about overall hospital activity, safe for all concerned. Lexington Regional Health Center had its

COVID-19 Outbreak

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak evolves, Lexington Regional Health Center knows that our patients and community are concerned about how this infectious disease might affect them. The Lexington Regional Health Center team is working closely with our federal, state and local partners to respond.   We are closely following the recommendations of the CDC, DHHS and our local health departments.  This allows us to have up-to- date contingency plans and to ensure our practices reflect current guidelines. It is important to know

New Year’s Baby

Our first baby of 2020 has arrived! Adrian Martin Novoa was born on January 2nd at 6:59am. Adrian was born to parents Veronica and Martin Novoa and sister Rayleen. Baby Adrian celebrated his birth with a cake bigger than him, a diaper cake that is. 🙂 Congratulations Novoa family and thank you for choosing LRHC for your care!

Brittany Hueftle accepted into AONL Nurse Director Fellowship Program

Congratulations to Brittany Hueftle, Director of Transitional Care, for being accepted into AONL Nurse Director Fellowship! This year-long professional development program targets the unique leadership development needs of individuals accountable for the planning, directing and coordinating the operations of multiple units/departments or service lines in support of the strategic direction of nursing and the organization. The program provides an in-depth environment of learning and incorporates the AONL Nurse Executive Competencies. Participants strengthen their current skills, acquire new competencies and

LRHC Recognized with 2019 Performance Leadership Award in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective

Lexington, Nebraska, December 9, 2019 –Lexington Regional Health Center has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality, outcomes, and patient perspective. Based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics, the Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in either Quality, Outcomes or Patient Perspective. “Lexington Regional has a strong

Stop the Bleed Training in Lexington Schools

Lexington Public School nurses along with two Lexington Regional Health Center nurses were recently certified in Stop the Bleed training. (Melanie Steinwart, RN, Samantha Sleicher, RN, Bonie Muzzey, LPN, Lacey Anderson, RN, Skylar Munster, RN, and Tracy Harbison, RN) Lexington Regional Health Center was asked to help facilitate use of the grant throughout Nebraska. The training was taught by Lexington Regional Health Center Director of Emergency Services and Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Jennifer Vigil, RN.  The kits came through a grant

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