Banner Churchill Accepting Homemade Masks

By The Publisher | March 27, 2020 |

by Rachel Dahl — Last week Patty Fleming heard from her son James, who works for a medical non-profit in Reno that there is a “huge need for surgical masks.” She and several friends began sewing masks at home, and her husband Tom posted the pattern and call for help on Facebook. Several community members…

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Banner updates visitor restrictions

By The Publisher | March 20, 2020 |

  From the Banner Health Media page — To create a safe and secure environment for our patients and our health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, visitors will no longer be allowed in any Banner Health locations, effective immediately. This includes outpatient and ambulatory locations, such as: clinics, urgent cares, imaging centers, surgery centers and…

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Banner Restricts Visitors – Protocol for Screening for COVID-19

By The Publisher | March 20, 2020 |

Provided by the Banner Churchill Community Hospital — Banner Health’s COVID-19 preparedness and response team is focused on the health and safety of our employees, patients and the community, making critical decisions and adjustments as conditions change and new information arrives. The need for strict adherence to social distancing and proper hand hygiene remains the…

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Banner Churchill — call first

By The Publisher | March 18, 2020 |

Information provided by Banner Hospital website through their public relations department — Banner Health has developed a process to safely screen patients for COVID-19 in our primary care clinics. In order to be screened in one of these clinics, patients would need to meet Centers for Disease Control criteria for testing. This can be determined…

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Care Flight — Covering Rural Nevada

By The Publisher | January 2, 2020 |

by Susan Weikel– Zac Hogan has been with Care flight for four years and flying for over seven. “I live in Minden,” he said, “but I’ve embraced the community here. I really like Fallon; it reminds me of home.” Fallon Care Flight first began its partnership with Banner Churchill Community Hospital in 2015 and received…

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Featuring — Banner Churchill Emergency Room

By The Publisher | December 27, 2019 |

by Susan Weikel — Are you looking for a comfortable, quiet room to take a break? With the remodel of Banner’s ER facility in Fallon, one might be tempted to think this was just the spot. The rooms are all new, clean, organized, and very private, each with their own computer and TV, and each…

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Featuring — Banner Churchill Emergency Medical Service

By The Publisher | December 26, 2019 |

by Rachel Dahl — Beth Riley is the paramedic supervisor at the Banner Churchill Community Hospital Emergency Medical Services. This hospital-based EMS covers the 5,000 square miles of Churchill County with two ambulance crews on a 24/7 basis. “We cover the entire county as well as assist the smaller surrounding communities of Fernley and Schurz,…

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Visitor restrictions at Banner Churchill Community Hospital

By The Publisher | December 4, 2019 |

In response to flu and respiratory virus season activity increasing, Banner Health has implemented visitor restrictions at all of its hospitals, effective today. The following restrictions are being placed at all Banner Health hospitals: Restricting visitors if they have a fever, cough, vomiting or diarrhea. Restricting visitors under the age of 13. Siblings, who do…

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Veterans Day Salute

By The Publisher | November 11, 2019 |

Veteran’s Day salute from Rob Carnahan, Chief Executive Officer at Banner Churchill Community Hospital For Rob Carnahan, it wasn’t just administering medicine in the field during the Persian Gulf War that taught him how to make level-headed decisions during a crisis. Throughout his three years of military service, the Banner Churchill Community Hospital Chief Executive…

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Banner Offers Mental Health Services

By Editor | October 30, 2019 |

Banner Churchill now offering mental health services for older adults. — courtesy Banner Health Addressing a critical community need, Banner Churchill Community Hospital is now offering an outpatient behavioral health program specifically designed for older adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxious thoughts, bipolar disorder and addiction. The new Structured Outpatient…

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