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By LuAnn Schindler

Trial runs allow hospital to fine-tune preparedness procedures


April 23, 2020

Tammy Struebing | AMH

PPE • AMH nursing personnel, including Linda Carnes, RN; Marvi Pruden, RN; Karol Michael, LPN; Tom Carothers, paramedic; Wanda Linnaus, RN and supervisor; and Jenni Breuer, unit coordinator, don personal protective equipment while on duty.


Diane Carlin, chief executive officer of Antelope Memorial Hospital, used the word to describe staff members' efforts to be prepared if the health care facility in Neligh is faced with an influx of COVID-19 patients.

"We've done a lot of good work here at the hospital to be prepared. That's been a best part of this - the coming together of staff," Carlin said during a telephone interview Monday afternoon.

She said the hospital has had several trial runs with testing patients and have not had a positive COVID-19 result.

"Our process has been tested over and over. When we found a we...

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