Tracy Eveland with the Sandhills District Health Department talks about flu, flu shots, meningitis, illness prevention, and changes to the SDHD clinic. Mid-Plains Community College President Ryan Purdy also gives his monthly update.
Tracy Eveland is the Assistant Director and Immunization Nurse, among other things, with the Sandhills District Health Department and Clinic in Ogallala - a public health department that serves Keith, Grant, Arthur, Hooker and Thomas Counties.
Tracy talks about illness prevention - rest, eating right, washing hands, staying away from crowded places, staying home when sick, and more. Getting a flu shot is another way people can get on the prevention side of fall and winter illness, specifically influenza.
Tracy spoke a bit about the meningitis outbreak (find out more here) linked to contaminated steroid injections. Tracy says the area has seen no cases of meningitis linked to the contaminated steroids, and all medicines that were produced by the company responsible for the outbreak were taken off the Ogallala Community Hospital shelves before a mandatory recall was issued.
In addition, Tracy spoke a bit about some evening hours for the clinic at the health department. SDHD's provider is now at the clinic from 4-8pm MT Monday through Thursday. All immunization, public health, radon, West Nile, etc., information can still be attended to during normal business hours, but now people have a provider on-duty in the evening at the clinic.
Sandhills District Health Department and Clinic
55 East River Road (behind Arby's & Valentino's)
Ogallala NE 69153
308.284.6054 or 877.284.6054
Also this morning, Mid-Plains Community College President Ryan Purdy joins us to update us on the latest with the college. Recognitions, the monthly Board of Governors meeting, and more, is discussed.
Segment 1 - John and Josh open the show:
Segment 2 - Tracy Eveland:
Segment 3 - MPCC:
Segment 4 - John and Josh close the show: