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A Thank You Note to Our Nurses

Each year, we take time to celebrate national nurses week (May 6-12) and national hospital week (May 8-14). The two events overlap by a couple of days. I think this is purposeful because hospitals can’t exist without nurses. Without nurses, hospitals couldn’t operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

By |2022-05-09T19:34:18+00:00May 9th, 2022|blog|Comments Off on A Thank You Note to Our Nurses

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Abbott Re-appoints Deaf Smith County Hospital District CEO to Advisory Council on Trauma and Emergency Medical Services

April 7, 2022 (Hereford, TX) – Governor Greg Abbott re-appointed Jeff Barnhart, FACHE, CEO of the Deaf Smith County Hospital District to the advisory council on trauma and emergency medical services, known as GETAC. “I’m grateful to continue my service on GETAC, to the governor, and to the state of Texas,” said Barnhart. “I’m honored

By |2022-04-07T19:55:39+00:00April 7th, 2022|News|Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE: Governor Abbott Re-appoints Deaf Smith County Hospital District CEO to Advisory Council on Trauma and Emergency Medical Services

Statement From Jeff Barnhart, CEO, Deaf Smith County Hospital District, on Patient Surge, Staffing Shortage

December 22, 2021 -- “Hereford Regional Medical Center is experiencing an unprecedented need for emergency medical care and hospitalization. Our patients are seriously ill, including five critical patients. We have two in our intensive care unit who require mechanical ventilation. The remaining three need ICU beds. All of these patients are extremely sick with COVID-19

By |2021-12-22T19:59:34+00:00December 22nd, 2021|News, public health|Comments Off on Statement From Jeff Barnhart, CEO, Deaf Smith County Hospital District, on Patient Surge, Staffing Shortage

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Surge Affecting Care Capacity Across the Region

December 8, 2021 (Hereford, TX) – Area hospitals, including Hereford Regional Medical Center, are experiencing extremely high patient volumes. Over the last 14 days, COVID-19 hospitalizations in Deaf Smith County have increased 57 percent. Hospitals and clinics routinely manage fluctuations in patient volume, navigating upticks around cold and flu season, for example. Due to the

By |2021-12-08T16:49:21+00:00December 8th, 2021|News, public health|Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Surge Affecting Care Capacity Across the Region

Hereford Regional Medical Center Celebrates 100 Years of Serving the Community

November 30, 2021 (Hereford, TX) – 2021 is Hereford Regional Medical Center’s centennial anniversary. “For 100 years, we have been a proud part of this community,” said Jeff Barnhart, FACHE, CEO, Deaf Smith County Hospital District. “We started with just an inpatient hospital, and today, we are a thriving health care system with a health

By |2021-11-30T21:55:50+00:00November 30th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Hereford Regional Medical Center Celebrates 100 Years of Serving the Community

DSCHD Emergency Services Director Wins State EMS Administrator Award

November 23, 2021 (Hereford, TX) – The Texas Department of State Health Services today will award Terry Hazlett, EMS director at Deaf Smith County Hospital District, its EMS Administrator Award. The award honors an administrator, researcher, or manager at the local, county, regional, or state level who has made a positive contribution to EMS and

By |2021-11-30T21:00:45+00:00November 23rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on DSCHD Emergency Services Director Wins State EMS Administrator Award

Get Your Annual Flu Shot!

With all the attention on COVID-19, it would be easy to forget about the flu and how serious an illness it can be. As with COVID-19, vaccination is our best protection against the sometimes deadly flu virus. Flu shots are recommended for nearly everyone over 6 months of age. Pregnant women, young children, older adults,

By |2021-10-08T16:00:03+00:00October 8th, 2021|News, public health, wellness|Comments Off on Get Your Annual Flu Shot!

Hereford Regional Medical Center to Begin Renovations

August 17, 2021 (Hereford, TX) – Construction starts this month to connect Hereford Regional Medical Center and Hereford Health Clinic into a single facility. An internal connecting corridor is being built so that patients, visitors, and staff can more easily navigate between the two entities. “Deaf Smith County Hospital District is proud to serve our

By |2021-08-17T18:23:34+00:00August 17th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Hereford Regional Medical Center to Begin Renovations

COVID-19 Surge Affecting Care Capacity Across the State

August 12, 2021 (Hereford, TX) – The ability to transfer seriously ill and injured patients to larger hospitals in other parts of the state is limited because of the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. “This is not a great time to be experiencing chest pains or appendicitis or get in a serious accident,” said

By |2021-08-12T20:14:07+00:00August 12th, 2021|News, public health|Comments Off on COVID-19 Surge Affecting Care Capacity Across the State

Watch: CEO Jeff Barnhart talks to KAMR about the COVID-19 surge and impact on hospitals’ ability to find care for seriously ill, injured patients

CEO Jeff Barnhart talks to KAMR about the COVID-19 surge and impact on hospitals' ability to find care for seriously ill, injured patients Watch here: https://www.myhighplains.com/video/rural-hospitals-struggling-to-transfer-patients-in-need-during-covid-surge/6886427/

By |2021-08-12T19:58:52+00:00August 12th, 2021|News, public health|Comments Off on Watch: CEO Jeff Barnhart talks to KAMR about the COVID-19 surge and impact on hospitals’ ability to find care for seriously ill, injured patients
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