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AMH Announces ‘YourCareCommunity’

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

“We are excited to announce that ‘YourCareCommunity’ is now available at Antelope Memorial Hospital,” said Joyce Cameron, Director of Health Information Management.
“YourCareCommunity is a secure online tool that offers our patients easy and convenient 24-hour access to their electronic health information from Antelope Memorial Hospital.”
The patient has the option to add the names of family members or caregivers who may also access his/her health records. In addition, the message page allows the patient to send and receive private messages from the participating health care providers.
Multiple sources of information from Antelope Memorial Hospital are accessible from YourCareCommunity — including test results, prescribed medications, vital signs, diagnoses, discharge instructions and more. As a patient, you may have access to these reports before your provider has had an opportunity to visit with you and implement an appropriate plan of care, added Cameron. AMH providers encourage patients to contact them with any concerns or questions. This will allow the provider to work together with his/her patient in managing the patient’s healthcare.
To begin utilizing YourCareCommunity, patients may contact the AMH Health Information Management (HIM) Department (402.887.6214) or have a registration clerk enroll them at their next visit. Each patient will then receive an e-mail allowing him/her to log-in and access his/her information on the YourCareCommunity.com website.
“YourCareCommunity allows us to provide better care for our patients,” said Cameron. “Patients or their designated family members/caregivers may electronically access the patient’s medical records at any time of day or night. It also offers a way for our patients to communicate by e-mail with participating health care providers.”
For more information or to register for YourCareCommunity, call Antelope Memorial Hospital at 402.887.6214.

Peetz Family Presented Roncalli Award

April 17, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

The 28th Annual Pope John Development Dinner was held Monday evening, April 14.
One of the highlights of the Development Banquet is the presentation of the Roncalli Award. This award is named after the school’s patron, Blessed Pope John the XXIII who was born Angelo Giusseppe Roncalli.
This prestigious award is presented each year to an individual or family in recognition of their long term contribution to Pope John.
The 2014 Roncalli Award was presented by Nancy & Larry Shavlik to Dr. Dwaine & Carmen Peetz. They have been faithful supporters of the school for many, many years.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

Sheriff’s Office To Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

April 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Antelope County Sheriff Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Antelope County Sheriff Office at 205 East 6th Street in Neligh.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last October, Americans turned in 647,211 pounds-324 TONS-of drugs at over 5600 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4300 state and local law enforcement partners. Over 5400 pounds came from Nebraskans.
In six previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over two million pounds - over a thousand tons - of medications. Almost 15,000 (7.5 tons) came from Nebraska.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines- flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash - both pose potential safety and health hazards.
Sheriff Bob Moore said Monday that county residents can dispose  unwanted prescription drugs anytime by simply coming to the sheriff’s office and placing those items in a box in the foyer of the building. Persons having questions about the program should contact the sheriff’s office.

Scholarship Fund Drive Surpasses $1,000

April 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Donations continue to be accepted for the 2014 Elgin Scholarship Drive sponsored by the Elgin Area Community Foundation. During the past week, more than $1,000 was received which, in turn, will be awarded to students from Elgin and Pope John schools next month.
Donations raised before April 30 will be eligible for matching funds. The match is given by the Colonel Barney Oldfield and Vada Kinman Trust. Altogether more than 90 students have received scholarships over the past 11 years.
Donations were recently received from Thomas & Marilyn Reilly, Leonard & Ann Beckman, Terry & Michele Reicks, Kevin & Lisa Schumacher, Ed & Anne Parks, Sharon Wilkinson, Elgin Livestock Sales, Inc., Gene & Mary Jane Boes, Mardelle Blair, Elgin Pharmacy, Duane & Vicki Miller, Calvin & Pam Heithoff, Jim & Chris Redding, Mary Helen Schrage, and Kyle & Deb Warren.
The fund now stands at $1,080.
Persons wishing to make donations can do so by mailing their gift to Elgin Scholarship Drive, P.O. Box 345, Elgin, NE 68636.

Sargent Irrigation To Drill Test Well

April 10, 2014 by lmorgan · Comments Off 

Bids were opened this week and a selection was made for the drilling of a test well which will one day lead to a new water well for Elgin.
City Engineer John Zwingman told the Elgin City Council Monday night two bids were received for the drilling of the test well. The low bid was submitted by Sargent Irrigation at a cost of $23,273, with work scheduled to be completed by the end of May. The other bid, submitted by Layne Western, came in at $28,298.
Zwingman said typically a test hole is drilled, then well drillers will wait a week, possibly more, before taking water samples. The reason for the test well is due to high arsenic levels in the current water supply.
Mayor Mike Schmitt said between now and May 5, the city will need to flag off where exactly the test well needs to be drilled at a location on the northeast part of town.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review

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