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

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/

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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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KAMR Looks at How COVID-19 is Impacting Hereford’s EMS System and What HRMC is Doing to Help

Terry Hazlett, director of Hereford EMS, and Jeff Barnhart, HRMC CEO, talk about transferring COVID-19 patients to other facilities and how staff shortages are impacting the system. Watch here: https://www.myhighplains.com/news/local-news/ceo-of-medical-facility-acts-as-emt-to-help-hospital-battle-influx-of-patients-due-to-covid-19/

By |2020-11-14T21:48:22+00:00November 14th, 2020|News, public health|Comments Off on KAMR Looks at How COVID-19 is Impacting Hereford’s EMS System and What HRMC is Doing to Help

KFDA Looks at How HRMC’s Use of Vapotherm Machines Keeps COVID-19 Patients Close to Home and off Ventilators

Hereford civic group L' Allegra donates $22,000 to the hospital to purchase life-saving respiratory equipment to help severely ill COVID-19 patients avoid intubation and mechanical ventilation. Watch here: https://www.newschannel10.com/2020/11/12/deaf-smith-county-hospital-district-finding-new-ways-keep-covid-patients-off-ventilators/

By |2020-11-13T18:27:51+00:00November 13th, 2020|News, public health|Comments Off on KFDA Looks at How HRMC’s Use of Vapotherm Machines Keeps COVID-19 Patients Close to Home and off Ventilators

KAMR Covers L’ Allegra’s Generous Donation to HRMC to Fund Life-Saving Respiratory Equipment for COVID-19 Patients

Hereford civic group L' Allegra donates $22,000 to the hospital to purchase life-saving respiratory equipment to help severely ill COVID-19 patients avoid intubation and mechanical ventilation. Watch here: https://www.myhighplains.com/news/hereford-regional-medical-center-receives-a-donation-of-22000/

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CEO Speaks With KFDA About COVID-19 Surge

Hereford Regional Medical Center CEO, Jeff Barnhart, joins other rural hospital CEOs in talking with NewsChannel 10 about the impact of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases on hospital capacity. Describing it as a "perfect storm," Barnhart believes the situation will get worse before it gets better. Watch here: https://www.newschannel10.com/2020/11/04/smaller-hospitals-struggle-with-room-space-during-second-covid-spike/

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