Community Benefit Report 2019

Community Benefit Report 2019

Update on COVID-19 in Our Community

November 13, 2020

Colorado Plains Medical Center’s top priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of our patients, providers, employees and the communities we serve. Like our fellow healthcare providers, we continue to be challenged by the concerning trend of COVID-19 in our local community and across the nation.

Celebrating Safely: How to keep you, your family, and your community healthy this holiday season

November 6, 2020

The final two months of the year are traditionally filled with a number of opportunities to celebrate with family, friends and co-workers. Of course, 2020 has been anything but a traditional year, thanks in no small part to the ongoing pandemic. As we continue to fight COVID-19 and work to slow the spread in our community, it’s a good idea to take a moment and rethink how we celebrate during the upcoming holiday season.

Early Detection is Key to Controlling Diabetes

November 6, 2020

November is the start of the holiday season - a time to celebrate fun, family and food. It also is a time to consider a medical condition for which as many as 79 million American adults is at risk of contracting: diabetes.

Protecting Yourself and Our Community from the Flu

October 8, 2018

Fall is here! That means cooler weather, autumn colors and, unfortunately, the flu. This article reminds the reader the importance of the flu vaccination and offers other important tips to protect an individual from the flu and other infections.

Suicide: What You Should Know

September 25, 2018

The issue of suicide is a very difficult and concerning topic to address. Colorado Plains Medical Center provides recognizable signs and risk factors in this article as well as potential resources for mental health.

On the Move: How to improve health through exercise safely

July 19, 2018

Physical activity is one of the best tools to improve or maintain good physical and mental health. To get the most positive health benefits from regular exercise, it's important to understand one's capabilities, as well as how to safely use any type of exercise equipment to help prevent injuries. Tips to avoid sports injuries are presented by David Keller, orthopedic physician assistant and physical therapist at Colorado Plains Medical Center.

Top of Mind: Ending the stigma around mental health

July 19, 2018

An important facet of everyone's health is mental health. It has a profound impact on our overall well-being. Early warning signs of a mental health condition are noted as well as inpatient and outpatient resources available in this area at Colorado Plains Medical Center.

Protecting Yourself from Colorectal Cancer

April 13, 2018

Colonoscopy screenings are the number one way to reduce risk of colorectal cancer in men and women. Physicians at Colorado Plains Medical Center discuss warning signs and prevention.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 5, 2017

A healthy lifestyle and early detection are encouraged in the fight against breast cancer. Mammograms, forms of screening, risk factors, and symptoms of breast cancer are covered in this article

The Heat is On: How to Stay Safe During the Hot Summer Months

June 2, 2017

Although the hot sunny weather offers the opportunity for fun, it can also be dangerous. Discover how heat exhaustion and heat stroke can affect individuals and uncover tips to aid someone suffering from an heat-related illness.

Colorado Plains Medical Center Earns Coveted 2016 Hospital Award

January 9, 2017

Colorado Plains Medical Center is among the 6% of hospitals that achieved Top Hospital status through the national Leapfrog organization's annual survey process for safety and quality measures and outcomes. Additionally, it was one of only 21 rural hospitals selected by Leapfrog to receive an additional designation as a Top Rural Hospital.