Drivers wait in line for COVID-19 vaccines at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Steve Hannah, CEO, said people who have been vaccinated outside have not had to pay for the service so far. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Hospital CEO gives COVID-19 update

Steve Hannah says infection rates are not expected to peak in April as predicted.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

News Release

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital continues to treat patients during surge

Emergency director urges those needing emergency care not to delay seeking treatment. The hospital reported that COVID-19 patients account for approximately 30% of inpatient admissions.

The Panther Fusion System can analyze 120 COVID-19 tests simultaneously. It's expected to be operational at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital by late December or early January. Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins.

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New machine increases COVID-19 testing capabilities at Hazel Hawkins Hospital

Panther Fusion System processes up to 120 patient samples at one time.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital hires new CEO

Steven Hannah will begin work on Nov. 1.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Treatment of local skilled nursing facility residents is appalling

Noreen Martin writes that she's grown impatient with the lack of leadership from the hospital board, CEO and interim health officer to re-open the hospital and skilled nursing facilities.

COVID-19 tent at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

ICU at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has not reached capacity

Facility recently reduced number of beds to qualify for new funding.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital re-implements COVID-19 protective measures

Hospital takes action in response to increase in cases.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital to re-open outpatient lab

Will provide access for medically vulnerable patients.

RNs Cindy Dalcin, Courtney Parrinello, Ariana Sanchez and Laura Brigantino told stories of how the community reached out in support and gratitude during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Hospital staff send love letter to community

Nurses describe a windfall of support including food and protective equipment.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins to resume elective surgeries

Effective May 4, beginning with outpatient cases and lower risk inpatient cases.

ER staff at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

The COVID-19 surge that didn’t happen

Hazel Hawkins ER director attributes low number of local cases to people staying home, but thinks the virus poses a long-term threat.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital staff wearing face shields fabricated by Pacific Scientific. Photo provided by Richard Henderson.

Health

Pacific Scientific supplies hospital with face shields

Engineers use open source model as a starting point.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins health centers and labs consolidate services

Hours adjusted due to declining patient visits during pandemic.

Just a few of the pizzas delivered to Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital staff by Graniterock and Granite Construction. Don Barrett with Graniterock (center) in blue. Hospital staff names were not provided by publication. Photo provided.

Business

Nurses and Doctors get recognition in the form of a hot meal

Two regional companies decide to join together and help sustain staff at three area hospitals with a tall stack of pizzas from local restaurants.

Hazel Hawkins ER Team conducting a video assessment with patient. Photo provided by Hazel Hawkins Hospital.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Hospital preps for more coronavirus cases

ER medical director says “it’s the calm before the storm.”