News Releases for Hermann Area District Hospital
Happy Respiratory Care week to our exceptional Respiratory Therapists. We can’t “breathe” without you! The RTs here at Hermann Area District Hospital are dedicated to improving the lives of our patients. They are highly skilled in many aspects of their field including but not limited to assessing and examining our patients, performing test, and consulting with nurses and doctors for best patient care. These therapist are trained in sleep studies, lung function testing, trained for emergent situation with training in BLS and ACLS. A BIG thank you to Susan, John, Michael, Tonya, Lindsey, Alex, Jenny, and Michelle for all of the work you do. Make sure to say “thanks” to one during the week of October 24-30.
Moderna and J&J vaccines are authorized for people 18 and over, while the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people 12 and over. The CDC reports 143 more residents of Gasconade county became fully vaccinated over the last 2 weeks, bringing us to 39% that are vaccinated. Studies continue to show that current FDA authorized vaccines are highly effective at preventing complicated disease, hospitalization and death against the Delta and other COVID variants, but it takes over 5 weeks for full immunity to develop after the first shot. PLEASE sign up for a vaccine as soon as possible.
Become a MO VIP and enter for your chance to win $10,000. Already vaccinated? Get your vaccine card ready and fill out a form to enter the bi-monthly drawings. Not vaccinated yet? To enter the drawing you have until October 6th to get your first dose and enter the very last drawing which will take place on October 8, 2021.
Public notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Hermann Area Hospital District, Board of Directors, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on May 24, 2021 at the Shirley Boehm Heritage Room, 509 West 18th Street, in Hermann, Missouri, to consider and act upon the matters on the following tentative agenda and such other matters as may be presented at the meeting and determined to be appropriate for discussion at that time.
The Board of Directors of the Hermann Area District Hospital appreciated all the hard work and dedication of the following in giving 534 Pfizer booster vaccinations this past weekend. We applaud their concern and compassion.
We are sorry if there was any confusion regarding large scale COVID vaccination clinics sponsored by Hermann Hospital and Clinics. The 2nd dose (booster) vaccination clinic scheduled for May 1st is continuing as scheduled. Any patient unable to keep their appointment should call (573) 486-2118 to provide updated information as we work hard to avoid vaccine wastage. However, due to lack of demand, we are not planning any additional large scale vaccination clinics beyond that date. If you have questions, please call (573) 486-2118.
The Board of Directors would like to thank the following individuals for assisting with our most recent COVID-19 clinic, we were able to vaccinate 566 people through their efforts.
Members of the Hermann Area District Hospital Fund Development Committee are seen presenting a check for $60,000 to Dale Ridder, President of the Board of Directors to help the fund drive for a new primary care clinic in Hermann. The Fund Development Committee is comprised of employees that donate back to the hospital to assist with projects to improve the hospital. The Committee challenges, fellow employees, the Board of Directors, and community members to participate in the fund drive.
Hermann Hospital and Clinics – Large Scale Booster Vaccine Event on 2/20/21 We administered 1152 booster (second) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday 2/20/21, with no wasted doses and 6 doses obtained from all opened vials. 18 doses were kept on dry ice for people who were unable to be present (due to illness or scheduling conflict) and we plan to give those booster doses over the next week or so. Despite vaccinating twice as many people in a single day, the event went smoothly by all accounts, with most people getting their vaccine within 10-15 minutes of arrival.
We administered 546 COVID-19 vaccine doses today, to bring our weekend total to 1170 doses given, with no wasted doses and 6 doses obtained from all 195 vials we were issued. We do not have any additional COVID vaccine on hand, and while we have ordered more, so far have not received confirmation of any additional vaccine on its way. All people vaccinated today have been scheduled for their second dose in 3 weeks, and the state promises us those doses will be sent just before they are due to be given.
Hermann Area District Hospital/Southwest Medical Associates, in conjunction with other community partners, are finalizing plans for large scale weekend COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Hermann, MO. Vaccination will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, and our current goal is to vaccinate ~500 people per day. Our first vaccinations will be with the Pfizer vaccine and take place this weekend on 1/30 and 1/31.
Due to the COVID Pandemic, the Hermann Area District Hospital will not be participating in Trunk or Treat or Trick or Treat this year. The staff of the Hermann Area District Hospital is concerned about everyone’s safety. Please practice social distancing, use hand sanitizer, avoid large groups and wear appropriate masks. We hope to rejoin the festivities next year.
Notification to the Public of COVID-19 among Staff at Associated Medical Arts in Montogmery City.
The City of Hermann will be working on 18th Street which is the street to the Hermann Area District Hospital, for the next 4-6 weeks. The street will be closed at Hwy. 100 & 18th Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but may be closed overnight if they have an exposed ditch. As an alternate route to the hospital take West 16th Street for two blocks, to Wein Street. You will see the hospital on the hill.
Congratulations to Sheila Field for being selected as the August, 2020 Employee of the Month at Hermann Area District Hospital.
Do you have a loved one who is about to have a baby or recently has? Need a unique and practical gift that will instantly win you points with the new mother? Hermann Area District Hospital Auxiliary is selling custom Newborn Sets. These sets include matching receiving blanket, burp cloth, and bib. Each piece can also be sold separately.
Due to the community spread of COVID-19, the Hermann Area District Hospital is reinstating its restrictions on visitors.
Note: this data includes PCR and antiGEN testing collected in Hermann, MO (at Hermann Hospital or offsite testing facility). Patients tested reside in multiple counties
Southwest Medical Associates and Hermann Medical Arts will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
In March, Hermann Hospital identified a need for an information line people could reach to have their questions about COVID-19 answered. At that time, wait times at the state hotline line could be over an hour.
It’s that time of year where Hermann Ladies Auxiliary is auctioning off a quilt. This year’s quilt is 100 x 100 and was sewn and designed by Linda and Ray Haeffner. Teri Weber completed the wonderful quilting.
Do you have a routine blood test, mammogram, rehabilitation therapy, colonoscopy and other screening exams that you have been putting off? Is it time for your yearly cancer detection screening? Please come to us here at Hermann Area District Hospital, we would love to care for you. We are taking every precaution to keep you safe when you come in the hospital.
The Annual Memorial Golf Tournament has been canceled for the 2020 year. Donations are still being accepted and will be going towards the purchase of three defibrillators. The 2021 Tournament will be held Friday, June 4.
The following shows the patient departments satisfaction results for March, 2020.
The following graph display patient staff satisfaction for March, 2020.
The HERMANN AREA DISTRICT HOSPITAL AUXILIARY is taking a pro-active stance of cancelling the golf tournament which was to be held on Friday, June 5, due to the COVID pandemic. If you would like to make a donation, the funds from this tournament were going towards the purchase of three defibrillators. Next year’s tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 4, 2021. Hope to see you there.
As reported by DHSS, the majority of COVID-19 cases in Missouri are concentrated in the St. Louis and Kansas City metro areas. While social distancing practices have managed to slow the spread, new cases of COVID-19 continue to be reported both in the metro areas and throughout Missouri. As we travel, so too does the virus, and as a result we are seeing an upward trend in cases along the I-55, HWY 67, HWY 60 corridors. As of April 15th, counties along these highways have reported a total of 201 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5 deaths. For now, the state is monitoring the Southeast region for increased activity. To ensure there is not a further spike in cases, this is the time to remind everyone of the importance of social distancing, cleaning and sanitization, and frequent handwashing.
As a reminder, Gasconade County remains under the State’s Stay-at-Home Order.
The numbers of people affected with the COVID-19/SARS COV2 or corona virus infection is rapidly increasing and projected to reach a peak in the next two weeks or so in Missouri. We are fortunate that the number in Gasconade County has remained stable the last few weeks. Each person, from country leaders to the individual citizen, is to be commended for continuing their important role from the “shut-down” to social distancing, hygiene and wearing of masks. These are why corona virus has not overwhelmed us.
While facing many challenges related to the COVID-19 outbreak, many are also experiencing increased stress, anxiety, fear and worry. The Hermann Hospital Clinics are providing tele-health options to you from the comfort and safety of home.
Thank you to all of those who have supported HADH and our community during these trying times. Even with Social Distancing we can find ourselves closer together than ever.
Testing for coronavirus or COVID 19 has also added to the larger numbers now reported. Last week Hermann Area District Hospital opened its off-campus testing site at the old Hermann Medical Arts Building. As of Monday, March 30th, over 40 tests. The Gasconade County Health Department has fortunately reported that our county has 0 positive so far. Our turnaround time for test results is around 36-48 hours, so there is a lag time between testing and results.
As our community is trying to find a new normal amidst this COVID-19 crisis, we want you to know that we are still there for you. We are still providing counseling services. These services are being offered by way of telehealth. If you would like to schedule a time to have a telehealth session, please contact our offices to get an appointment time scheduled.
There are some similarities between the flu and COVID-19 such as being a viral illness, having respiratory symptoms, body aches, spread by respiratory droplets but there are several really important differences. The death rate varies by age and even by location. In people over 80 the death rate may go up to 15-20 percent.
We are also in the final stages of setting up an offsite testing center, where we will be able to test for COVID-19. We anticipate beginning this service Monday 3/23/2020. We are aware that University of Missouri and Mercy Washington will also be offering this service, but wanted to make sure the people we care for would not have to travel that far. Tests will be done by appointment only, and you will be asked to stay in your car while samples are collected. The easiest way to be scheduled for a COVID-19 test will be to have your provider send an order to the hospital, but you can also call 573-569-5049 and a nurse can screen you to see if you meet criteria for state based COVID-19 testing.
Agenda outline for the March 23rd Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors' meeting.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for providers who want to open a temporary emergency child care facility for preschool and school-age children, not to exceed 45 days, in response to an emergency situation, such as COVID-19. Infants and toddlers will not be included in the age range for a temporary license.
Hermann Area District Hospital is a critical care hospital in rural Missouri. Like most critical care hospitals we have 24 beds and admit patients to acute care (typically 96 hours) or skilled nursing care for longer durations. The 24 bed and 96 hour criteria may be subject to change with the COVID 19 pandemic. The hospital and clinic staffs had multiple meetings in the last week to prepare for the COVID 19 threat.
There are many people who are part of our family here at Hermann Area District Hospital. Here is a list of those that are celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2020.
The Board of Director's met in a regular session to discuss the buy-out of the old Hermann Medical Arts building, review year end financials, and discuss the direction the hospital is going. Scholarships and their dispersal was also discussed in session.
February is Heart Health month and a great way of keeping it healthy is by doing so with a friend. A community is all about the friendships we can build together. Here at Hermann Area District Hospital we are committed to supporting you and our community. Take a look and see how you and your loved ones can start becoming healthier together.
It's a new year and maybe even a new you. Need a little push to get healthier? Our town has people who can help! Check out these resources that can aid you in becoming a healthier and happier you.
The Board of Director's met in a regular session to review the statistics and financial reports for 2019. A working relationship was established with New Haven and Heartland Hospices.
The Board of Director's met in a regular session to review patient activity and profit margins. The board also looked into ways of improving communication and services within the community.
The Board of Director's met in a regular session to review the results of the ongoing operational review. The board also discussed various government agencies and their interactions with the hospital.
The Board of Directors met in regular session with a group of employees and community present to hear discussion and offer input concerning the financial status of the hospital. The Board reviewed January 2019 utilization.
The Board of Directors met in regular session with a large group of employees and community present to hear discussion and offer input concerning the financial status of the hospital.
The Primary Care Provider Team of Hermann Medical Arts and Southwest Medical Associates are working together to provide additional hours.
Hermann Area District Hospital was recently in need of new clinical recliner and wheelchair replacements to better serve its patients. The Hospital Auxiliary learned of this need and provided a generous donation to the hospital resulting in 6 new clinical recliners and 18 wheelchairs.
Congratulations to Morgan LaBoube on the renewal of her Scholarship, which was awarded to her by the Hermann Hospital Auxiliary. Morgan LaBoube graduated from Hermann High School in 2017 and received the initial Scholarship at that time.
The Hermann Area District Hospital Auxiliary made a jaw-dropping announcement at their 20th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament. After thanking everyone for the support of the event and of Hermann Hospital, the Auxiliary announced that they had raised over $160,000.
The Hermann Area District Hospital Auxiliary recently agreed to donate funds raised from the 20th Annual Golf Tournament towards the purchase of new Clinical Recliners and Wheelchairs. This resulted in the purchase of 6 Clinical Recliners and 18 Wheelchairs.
The Hermann Area District Hospital recently donated $7,000 towards the full purchase of a needed ventilator for the hospital. The ventilator the hospital previously had was soon to be retired and it was important to find a quality replacement.
Hermann Area District Hospital is happy to again announce that Douglas Goracke, M.D. has joined the Medical Staff team at Hermann Hospital where he is our new Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist.
Hermann Area District Hospital would like to recognize Betty Bruns who passed away on Friday, March 30th. Betty was a big part of Hermann Hospital for many years and a huge advocate of both the hospital and of the Hermann community as a whole.
March is National Sleep Awareness Month, which places emphasis on the importance of sleep. Sleep plays a vital part in a person’s health.
The 10th Annual Red Heart Walk on Friday, February 9th, 2018 was a success! We had 60 participants that day where Hermann Hospital was able to help promote Heart Health during American Heart Month, while raising funds for the Hermann Food Pantry.
Friday, February 2nd, was National Wear Red Day which helps to raise awareness of women's heart disease and is also in support of American Heart Month.
The Hermann Fitness Source, a division of Hermann Area District Hospital, opened 13 years ago in a small classroom in the old Hermann Middle School.
Do you know of someone needing help with transportation? The Hermann Express has been a staple in our community and in the hospital district for many years, helping people get to where they need to go.
Beat the winter blues and enjoy the opportunity to walk and talk with friends while doing something healthy for yourself during these colder months!
Hermann Area District Hospital is happy to announce that Dr. Cynthia Modrosic, Audiologist, will be joining Hermann Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic.
We would like to help spread the word about the STARS Program that Hermann EMS is now doing for our community’s children in need.