COVID cases spike, cause staff shortages

COVID-19 cases continued to skyrocket in Johnson County this week, forcing employers to get creative as they tackle staffing shortages. “We’ve tripled the number of COVID tests we’ve administered this week compared to two weeks ago,” said Miranda Camino, clinic director at the Family Medical Center. “And we are seeing a lot of patients who…

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JCHC to implement AED awareness and training program

A life saving device should be accessible, and a community should feel empowered and comfortable using one to save a life. That’s the goal of the Johnson County Healthcare Center’s AED awareness and training program. AED stands for automated external defibrillator. It’s a portable, life-saving device to treat people who are experiencing cardiac arrest. JCHC’s…

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Amie Holt Care Center COVID update

The Amie Holt Care Center is under outbreak status as deemed by the CDC, meaning a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. When a staff member tests positive, the infection prevention team investigates to determine if other staff or residents may have been exposed. COVID-19 testing will be completed for residents and staff if…

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Newest COVID variant spreads quickly

Highly transmissible. That’s how scientists and healthcare professionals are describing omicron, the newest variant of COVID. Due to the highly contagious nature of the variant, the Johnson County Healthcare Center has implemented changes to protect our patients and residents, including staff wearing KN95 masks (as they have multiple layers) for patient interactions. The Johnson County…

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CDC updates COVID isolation, quarantine period

The CDC shortened its recommendations for the isolation and quarantine period for those who test positive for COVID-19. “Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to five days, if asymptomatic, followed by five days of wearing…

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January is cervical cancer awareness month

According to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, more than 13,200 women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer and more than 4,200 die from the disease every year. But there’s good news: Some cervical cancer is preventable thanks to screening tests and the HPV vaccine. Many cervical cancers are caused by an HPV infection, which is a…

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Boosters shown to increase protection against Omicron

According to data from South Africa and the United Kingdom, a COVID vaccine booster dose increases vaccine effectiveness against the Omicron variant to 75%, compared to 35% for those who have received two doses of an mRNA vaccine. The reinfection risk of Omicron is five times higher than with Delta, and protection from a previous…

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The flu is here!

Protect yourself and your family by washing your hands often; keeping your sneezes and coughs to yourself; and keeping your hands out of your eyes, mouth and nose. It’s also not too late to get the flu vaccine, which is available at The Family Medical Center – no appointment necessary. Walk-ins are welcome. (497 West…

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