Tri Valley Health System News
Tri Valley Health System has positive impact on the area economy
Tri Valley Health System does more than provide health care services to the area. Tri Valley Health System also has a positive economic impact on the overall fiscal health of the area. Through a combination of traditional health care services, fitness and wellness programs, telehealth technology, and community partnerships, Tri Valley Health System’s commitment to health extends far beyond the hospital walls.
A study conducted by Heartland Health Alliance that utilized 2019 Tri Valley Health System data showed that Tri Valley Health System creates 132.4 direct jobs, creates $22,196,379 in direct revenue, and directly generates $256,164 in state or local taxes. After taking into consideration indirect impact and induced impact, the total impact that Tri Valley Health System creates is 264.2 jobs, $42,972,159 in revenue, and $2,419.984 in state or local taxes.
"Tri Valley Health System is one of the largest employers in the area. We offer great employment opportunities with benefits. We also recruit professionals to live, raise families, and spend money in our communities. Tri Valley Health System is extremely proud to be able to support the area’s economy in such a positive way. We also recognize the fact that a thriving economy takes an entire effort among individuals and businesses; Tri Valley Health System only thrives with the support of everyone," said Jessica Fisher, Tri Valley Health System CEO.
Tri Valley Health System Assisted Living transitions to phase two, visitors still restricted
The health and safety of residents, patients, employees, visitors, and communities is a top priority at Tri Valley Health System, while we also understand how important the support of loved ones and friends are to health and well-being. Effective Monday, September 14, 2020, Tri Valley Health System will be transitioning back into Phase Two for the Assisted Living Facility per recommendations by the Southwest Public Health Department and the Department of Health and Human Services. No visitors will be allowed at the Assisted Living Facility. Tri Valley Health System can coordinate virtual visits with residents. To schedule a virtual visit call 308-697-4423.
Employees and residents will be screened regularly, wear face coverings, practice good hand hygiene, and use social distancing.
Tri Valley Health System will closely monitor local community trends and outbreaks according to the recommendations and requirements by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department and revisions may be made as conditions warrant.
Tri Valley Health System CEO Jessica Fisher said, “Tri Valley Health System continues to follow all recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, and our local public health department to ensure that we are keeping residents, employees, visitors and our communities safe. We appreciate your understanding and support and ask for your continued patience while we continue to evolve during this pandemic.” If you have any questions about our visitor restrictions please contact us at 308-697-3329, email email@example.com or visit www.trivalleyhealth.com. The Department of Health and Human Services long-term care phasing guidance is intended to be used by nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. For a full copy of the Department of Health and Human Services long term care phasing guidance go to http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Documents/LTCCOVID19PhasingGuidance.pdf.
Virtual Appointments Available at Tri Valley Health System
Convenient access to medical care via smartphone, tablet or computer
Tri Valley Health System is now offering virtual clinic appointments. The virtual clinic enables patients to conduct visits with Tri Valley Health System Providers virtually anywhere via video on a computer or smart phone Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tri Valley Health System Providers will provide virtual care for a variety of common conditions such as cold and flu, pink eye, sinus infections, allergies, rashes, back pain, and urinary tract infections. Patients do not need to be an existing patient of Tri Valley Health System to use the virtual care clinic, but new patients will need to contact Tri Valley Health System to receive log-in information to access the service on the Patient Portal.
Patients can simply request an appointment by logging onto the Patient Portal at www.trivalleyhealth.com or call 1-308-697-3329 to get started. A virtual visit takes place via video or phone using a smartphone, tablet or computer, and typically lasts about 20 minutes. If needed, prescriptions are electronically routed to the patient’s preferred pharmacy.
“We are extremely excited to be able to offer this new service for our patients. Virtual care strengthens our commitment to provide patients with high-quality care in a convenient and cost-effective way. Tri Valley Health System understands that time and access can be two barriers to an individual receiving care and we want to be able to remove these barriers and be available to our patients,” said Jessica Fisher, Tri Valley Health System Chief Executive Officer.
For more information on Tri Valley Health System’s virtual clinic appointments, visit www.trivalleyhealth.com or call 1-308-697-3329.
Tri Valley Health System restricting visitors effective Friday, October 9, 2020
CAMBRIDGE – Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the Southwest Nebraska Public Health District, starting Friday, October 9, Tri Valley Health System has implemented visitor restrictions to all patients. No visitors will be allowed, except for the following: end of life instances, Emergency Department patients are allowed one support person while in the emergency room, Labor and delivery patients are allowed one support person upon admission, to remain through discharge, minors (under the age of 19) must be accompanied by only one adult, hearing and vision impaired patients will be allowed one support person, and patients requiring an essential care taker to be part of their visit will be determined on a case-by-case basis. No visitors allowed for patients on isolation precautions or pending COVID results.
Visitors for these patients must be fever-free, without a cough, and not have traveled to any of the CDC stated coronavirus hot spots. Visitors will be required to wear a mask.
COVID-19 is a global, national and local concern. Tri Valley Health System would like to assure patients and the communities that Tri Valley Health System is taking all necessary precautions and providing tools to help keep everyone healthy.
Tri Valley Health System has a COVID-19 hotline to call if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus. The phone number to call is 308-697-1000. The hotline will be available Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call 308-697-3329 after 5:00 pm and on weekends.
Tri Valley Health System’s top priority is keeping patients, employees, visitors and the communities safe. Tri Valley Health System has the training, tools and techniques in place to isolate and care for patients who are potentially at risk for the coronavirus following the guidelines identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tri Valley Health System is working closely with local and state agencies to monitor and prepare accordingly.
Preventing the spread of respiratory diseases, including the flu and COVID-19 is very important. It’s recommended to practice social distancing which includes limiting close contact with people and avoid crowds. Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wear a mask to help reduce the risk of infection, especially when combined with other prevention efforts. You should also stay home if you are sick.
For the most up to date information on COVID-19 visit the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department at www.swhealth.ne.gov or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov.
Tri Valley Health System receives NHA Safety Award
LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Hospital Association and its subsidiary company NHA Services, in partnership with LMC Insurance and Risk Management recognized several Nebraska hospitals with the 2020 Hospital Safety Awards.
Hospitals were selected based upon the following criteria:
A Gold was awarded to Community Medical Center in Falls City.
A Silver was awarded to Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.
Bronze award winners included:
“Safety in our hospitals is vital to the health and wellbeing of not only the facility but the patients it serves,” commented Jon Borton, Vice President, NHA Services, Inc. “The NHA is proud to partner with LMC in honoring these member hospitals’ efforts in making safety a priority.”
The Nebraska Hospital Association is the unified voice for Nebraska’s hospitals and health systems. The association offers collaborative leadership, assisting its members to provide comprehensive care to their communities, improving the health status of those communities. For more information, visit the NHA website at www.NebraskaHospitals.org.
Since 1993, NHA Services, Inc., has been an essential partner to Nebraska Hospital Association (NHA members and health care providers in Nebraska. Assistance is provided in helping providers across the state strengthen their operational and financial performance, improve quality and outcomes, transform infrastructure, and prepare for the future. For more information visit www.nhaservices.org.
LMC is the 59th largest broker in the United States and has been recognized by Insurance Journal as the 45th largest privately held P&C agency in the country. The company is independently owned by 49 active shareholders and employs over 280 insurance professionals. LMC is licensed in 48 states and offers a full range of insurance and risk management services. Since 2011, they have been recognized as a “Best Practices” company by Reagan Associates.