PRESS RELEASE: Hereford Regional Medical Center Receives Grant for New Community Paramedicine Program

April 1, 2022 (Hereford, TX) – The Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas State Office of Rural Health awards Hereford Regional Medical Center a grant to establish a community paramedicine program. The program will equip Deaf Smith County Hospital District’s emergency medical services providers with the equipment and training to conduct in-home medical screenings and check-ups

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PRESS RELEASE: Hereford Regional Medical Center Receives Performance Leadership Award for Quality

March 17, 2022 (Hereford, TX) –Hereford Regional Medical Center is recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) with a Performance Leadership Award in Quality. “Our team has always been dedicated to serving our community,” said Jeff Barnhart, FACHE, CEO, Deaf Smith County Hospital

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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

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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

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Best of Hereford Recognition features what Hereford Regional Medical Center has to offer

Rural health care comes with its own set of special challenges. It is a unique part of the industry, and organizations in urban areas don't always deal with the same challenges we do. They also don't always benefit from the same kinds of opportunities we get in rural settings. One example of that is the

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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,

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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

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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/

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Watch: KFDA Coverage of Staff Vaccination and What it Means to Our Team

“We’ve lost a lot of family, patients due to this and hopefully this will stop COVID and everybody will be well soon and back to normal,” said Veronica Villarreal, a nurse at the Hereford Regional Medical Center. Watch here: https://www.newschannel10.com/2020/12/24/recently-arrived-covid-vaccines-assist-smaller-hospitals-this-holiday/

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