Kearney County and surrounding communities play a vital role in the success of Kearney County Health Services. We strive to meet our patients and residents satisfaction. We are continually looking for ways to make improvements, and it is important for our administration and employees to be involved in the community.
Community Health Assessment
A Community Health Assessment (CHA) is an assessment that identifies health needs and issues through data collection and analysis. In other words – what is our community in need of and how can Kearney County Health Services assist in obtaining those services or resources. The Community Health Assessment was developed by a planning committee that included participation from approximately 20 Kearney County Stakeholders. The report documents the participant’s observations, insights, and collect work products since the Health Assessment started. The Health Assessment is available for viewing here:
Nebraska Hospitals Community Benefits Report
Nebraska Hospital Association has published their report on Community Benefits. “Nebraska hospitals contributed nearly $1.27 billion to programs that benefited their communities in 2016, according to a new report by the Nebraska Hospital Association.” Community hospitals take an active role in ensuring the future of healthcare by reinvesting in their communities.
Read the report here: NHA Community Benefits Report
Health Care Insights
This the first of two blogs addressing suicide and mental health. The seriousness is often not felt in a community unless someone close has attempted suicide or deals with suicidal thoughts. There is a unfathomable emotional toll taken after a suicide and also a heavy...
The idea of becoming a parent for the first time or again can be overwhelming in itself. Handling vaccination schedules often becomes a catalyst for more distress. It doesn’t need to be. Many organizations like the CDC (Center for Disease Control), American Academy of...
What are Coronaviruses Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses. Scientists have discovered and categorized hundreds of different coronaviruses. The “corona” (like a crown) name comes from their studded like appearance. We have known about coronaviruses for a long...
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