COVID Information: Review our current visitor policies or visit the COVID-19 Resource Center. *For everyone’s safety, masks are required at all times in our facilities. Thank you.

Applications Open for Next Section of Nurse Residency Program

Applications are now open for the January 2022 cohort of our Nurse Residency Program.

This a six-week program is open to newly-graduate nurses or those with limited experience. Program graduates will be offered two-year, full-time nursing contracts at Kearney Regional Medical Center.

Graduates will be able to successfully transition into the role of professional nursing through critical training, classroom instruction, peer support, and mentoring.

Applications will close November 5th. The program will begin January 10th, 2022.

COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant People to Prevent Serious Illness, Deaths, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes from COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends urgent action to increase Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future. CDC strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy because the benefits of vaccination outweigh known or potential risks. As of September 27, 2021, more than 125,000 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in pregnant people, including more than 22,000 hospitalized cases and 161 deaths.1

The highest number of COVID-19-related deaths in pregnant people (n=22) in a single month of the pandemic was reported in August 2021. Data from the COVID-19-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET) in 2021 indicate that approximately 97% of pregnant people hospitalized (either for illness or for labor and delivery) with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were unvaccinated.2

In addition to the risks of severe illness and death for pregnant and recently pregnant people, there is an increased risk for adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes, including preterm birth and admission of their neonate(s) to an intensive care unit (ICU). Other adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as stillbirth, have been reported. Despite the known risks of COVID-19, as of September 18, 2021, 31.0% of pregnant people were fully vaccinated before or during their pregnancy.3

In addition, there are racial and ethnic disparities in vaccination coverage for pregnant people. Healthcare providers should communicate the risks of COVID-19, the benefits of vaccination, and information on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy. Healthcare providers should strongly recommend that people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future receive one of the authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible.

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Welcome Tasha Wise, APRN

Platte Valley Medical Clinic would like to welcome Tasha Wise, APRN.

Tasha earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana State University and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Tasha has previously served as an infusion RN at Platte Valley, as well as a health educator at Two Rivers Public Health Department.

She is excited to begin her new role on the Platte Valley Neurology Team and work alongside Dr. Jan Weber.

Tasha is an advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention and a board member for McKenna’s Rae of Hope Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her three
children, husband and two black labs. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and Raiders football.

Welcome Tasha!

Saturday Mammogram Appointments Available in October

A mammogram is the first line of defense against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends a mammogram every 12 months for women over the age of 40.
During the month of October, we will be offering Saturday morning appointment options.
These book up fast so don’t wait! Call 308-455-3620 to schedule an appointment today.