JCHC hires new CEO

The Johnson Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that its newest CEO is Luke Senden, whose first day will be July 5, 2021. “We are excited to have Luke join our team,” said interim CEO Laurie Hansen. “He has a long list of successes in his time in healthcare, and his strong financial background will…

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JCHC offers Pfizer COVID vaccine to those 12 and older

The Family Medical Center at the Johnson County Healthcare Center is now offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those 12 years of age and older. The two-dose shot is administered 21 days apart in the muscle of the upper arm. According to the CDC, the vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in…

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Dr. Rinker joins JCHC

Johnson County Healthcare Center is excited to have Dr. Erica Rinker join the team. Prior to joining JCHC, Dr. Rinker worked as a family practice physician for four years at Campbell County Health in Gillette before joining our team. Prior to that, Dr. Rinker was a family practice physician at a private family practice. She…

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Symptom check: COVID-19 or seasonal allergies?

Spring is in the air. Green grass peeks out through a blanket of snow. Buds swell and burst open, revealing tiny new leaves on trees. Colorful flowers begin to bloom on shrubs. Birds start appearing at backyard feeders. You wake up each morning sneezing and with a stuffy nose. In past years, your first thought…

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FDA, CDC lift pause on J&J vaccine

The Family Medical Center at the Johnson County Healthcare Center will resume administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, following a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel recommendation. The advisory panel stated that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks. The CDC and FDA recommended a pause in the administration of…

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Mask policy at JCHC

For the past two months, Johnson County has maintained a low COVID-19 case rate and continues to see a climbing vaccination rate. As such, the Johnson County Healthcare Center has modified its mask policy. The Johnson County Healthcare Center will not require fully immunized individuals to wear a mask within the main campus, including the…

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