Articles - 2020

  • Spencer Hospital Visitation Restrictions Due to COVID-19

    posted on Thursday, December 31, 2020 To protect our patients, families, healthcare workers and community during the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus-1in this article. All patients and permitted visitors who enter the hospital or any of the clinics MUST bring and wear a mask.

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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in Clay County; Immunizations Start for Healthcare Personnel

    posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Hope packaged in the form of vaccine arrived in Clay County on Tuesday. The initial shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Clay County Public Health and Spencer Hospital offices Tuesday morning, designated specifically for frontline healthcare workers who regularly care or provide services for patients suspected to have or confirmed to be infected with the SARS-CoV2 virus.

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  • Hospital Audit Report Shows Impact of COVID-19

    posted on Friday, December 18, 2020 Spencer Hospital ended the fiscal year with a 1.8 percent negative operating margin, according to the annual audit report presented by Winther, Stave & Co., officials at Thursday's hospital board meeting, due to the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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  • Local Health Team Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine Release

    posted on Friday, December 4, 2020 With the first two COVID-19 vaccines anticipated to be approved and released this month, the state of Iowa has announced plans for distribution. In phase one, the vaccine is to be offered to healthcare personnel and to residents of long-term care facilities. Some areas in the state may receive a limited supply of vaccine as early as the week of December 13, with increased allocations in later weeks. Local health officials are prepared to distribute, once a supply is received.

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