City Administrator Responds To Request To Take Action On Hospital Vaccine Mandate

A crowd of about 60 people gathered across from the CMU office prior to the Chillicothe City Council meeting.  Six members attended the meeting and were heard as part of the public comment portion of the agenda.  The comments urged the city to take action in response to Hedrick Medical Centers Vaccine Mandate. City Administrator Darin Chappel says the City […]

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COVID-19 Testing Numbers

Testing for COVID 19 at Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital continues and there were 200 tests conducted in the past week.  St Luke’s says the total for the two facilities to date is 2006.  That includes: Wright Memorial with 592  tests completed. (405 from Grundy County, 102 from Mercer County, 85 from other counties) Hedrick has tested 1414 […]

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Local Hospitals Returning To Normal Business – Still Exercising Caution

The major healthcare providers in Chillicothe and Trenton are beginning to see a return to normal business, while still exercising caution with anyone entering the facility.  CEO Steve Schieber says Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital are in very good shape and this is largely due to the support they have received from a couple of sources.  He says […]

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COVID-19 And The Community / What You Can Do

The Livingston County Health Department met this morning with first responders and other community officials to discuss the COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) Health issues and what we as a community can do.  Health Department Director Sherry Weldon says currently there are no positive cases in Livingston County.  Weldon says they are asking people to follow the governor’s guidelines for the disease. They […]

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HAZMAT Training In Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Fire Department and Hedrick Medical Center are teaming up to conduct a HAZMAT mock training event on Monday August 19th at 10:00am and 11:00am. HAZMAT involves training with hazardous materials, or substances in quantities for forms that may post a reasonable risk to health, property or the environment. That includes substances as toxic chemicals, fuels, nuclear waste products […]

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Required updates at Hedrick Pharmacy

Improvements to the Hedrick Medical Center Pharmacy Department were approved by the Chillicothe City Council. A Hospital Spokesman told the council that the improvements are mandated by the U.S. Pharmacopeia. He described the reason for the mandated improvements. The entire cost of the project will be paid for by the St Luke’s Health System. There will be zero cost to […]

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Consumers Left With Little Choice Under The Affordable Care Act

As the deadline for applications for the Affordable Care Act health insurance approaches, many are finding the only choice for insurance in the Chillicothe area is Ambetter, but Hedrick Medical Center and the St. Luke’s Health Systems is not accepting Ambetter.  Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial CEO Steve Schieber explains the decision by St. Luke’s. Schieber offered some advice […]

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Parking Expansion Approved At Hedrick

Hedrick Medical Center requested construction of additional parking at the facility at Monday’s Chillicothe City Council Meeting.  CEO Steve Schieber says this is due to growth. The council approved the request for the additional parking that will be constructed at the hospital’s expense. Schieber also requested additional bollards or parking barriers, for around the propane tank for safety concerns.  That […]

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