COVID Vaccine Clinic 4-8-2021

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on COVID Vaccine Clinic 4-8-2021

Thursday April 8th COVID Vaccine Clinic (1st dose Moderna, 300 available) Somervell County Expo 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. (please do not line up before 1:00, enter at the back of the Expo on Texas Drive) Vaccine clinic open to anyone over the age of 18. (You must wear a mask or face covering, please bring a drivers license or picture ID) Please DO NOT call the EXPO for information, they are only providing the space. They do not have information about the vaccine, if you have questions please pm message through Facebook or call Glen Rose Medical Center,...

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Covid Vaccine Clinic 3-17-2021

Posted by on Mar 16, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Covid Vaccine Clinic 3-17-2021

Glen Rose Medical Center will host a FIRST DOSE Covid vaccine clinic tomorrow Wednesday March 17th at the Somervell County Expo, gates open at 3:00 p.m. , vaccines begin at 4:00 p.m., This is for 1a, 1b, 1c  groups. This is first come first served, 100  Moderna vaccines available. Please bring a drivers license or picture ID a mask or face...

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OPEN TEXAS Mandate 3-10-2021

Posted by on Mar 10, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on OPEN TEXAS Mandate 3-10-2021

Today Governor Abbots mask mandate has been lifted. While we respect the governors OPEN TEXAS no mask mandate, Glen Rose Medical Center will and must follow CDC guidelines for healthcare settings. Patient health and safety is our priority. Glen Rose Medical Center and Glen Rose Healthcare, Inc. will require patients and visitors to wear a mask while in the medical center, this includes registration, lab, radiology, ER, physician offices and outpatient therapy. CDC guidelines: Healthcare settings refers to places where healthcare is delivered and includes, but is not limited to, acute care facilities, long term acute care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, home healthcare, vehicles where healthcare is delivered (e.g., mobile clinics), and outpatient facilities, such as dialysis centers, physician offices, and others. Source control: Use of well-fitting cloth masks, facemasks, or respirators to cover a person’s mouth and nose to prevent spread of respiratory secretions when they are breathing, talking, sneezing, or coughing. Cloth masks, facemasks, and respirators should not be placed on children under age 2, anyone who cannot wear one safely, such as someone who has a disability or an underlying medical condition that precludes wearing a cloth mask, facemask, or respirator safely, or anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove their cloth mask, facemask, or respirator without assistance. Face shields alone are not recommended for source...

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COVID VACCINE CLINIC 3-11-2021

Posted by on Mar 9, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on COVID VACCINE CLINIC 3-11-2021

COVID VACCINE CLINIC Glen Rose Medical Center has received 100 Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single dose. We will host the vaccine clinic Thursday March 11, 2021 at the Somervell County Expo Center at 5:00 p.m.. The vaccines will be given on a first come first serve basis. We ask that you line up behind the Expo across from the soccer park. Please do not line up prior to 4:00 p.m.. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE EXPO for information about the vaccine, they are providing the space. The Expo does not have information about the vaccine. Please call Glen Rose Medical Center for information 254-897-2215. You will be required to wear a mask inside the expo, as this is considered a healthcare environment during the vaccine clinic. Please bring a drivers license or some form of...

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URGENT POST COVID Vaccine Scam Call 3-5-2021

Posted by on Mar 5, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on URGENT POST COVID Vaccine Scam Call 3-5-2021

IMPORTANT!!!!!! Please READ!! For all patients who have received the COVID vaccine, please be aware there are scammers calling representing the facility at which you received your vaccine. They are requesting personal information. Please DO NOT give them your information health or personal information. DO NOT give your social security information!!! Glen Rose Medical Center will not call you to ask for any personal...

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COVID VACCINE CLINIC 3-2-2021

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on COVID VACCINE CLINIC 3-2-2021

Glen Rose Medical Center received 300 FIRST DOSE Covid vaccines. We will host the vaccine clinic at the Somervell County Expo Center today 3-2-2021. This vaccine is for 1a ,1b groups, first come first served. Gates open at 8:00 a.m., vaccines start at 10:00 a.m.  Please bring a drivers license or picture ID. * If you received the first dose in February 4th, 2021 you will receive a phone call for scheduled appointment on Thursday March 4th.  

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COVID VACCINATION CLINIC TODAY FEBRUARY 4, 2021

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on COVID VACCINATION CLINIC TODAY FEBRUARY 4, 2021

COVID VACCINATION CLINIC TODAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021 Somervell County has received 300 COVID-19 vaccines, we are going to vaccinate 1a and 1b groups, please refer to DSHS website for information pertaining to those groups. We received the Moderna vaccine. We will be holding the vaccination clinic at the Somervell County Expo, please enter the expo at the rear of the expo across from the soccer park. The vaccines will be first come first served. There will be no place holding, no in and out. Please expect to have a significant wait. You must wait in your car until directed to enter the building. Vaccinations will begin at 12:00! This is the first Covid vaccine. IF you have already received the first shot you must return to the original site you were vaccinated. Please follow all COVID-19 guidelines. You must have a face covering. Please make sure you have a driver’s license or ID. As more vaccines are made available to Somervell County, additional vaccination clinics will be held. Please continue to watch Glen Rose Medical Center website, social media pages, Somervell County website and listen to KHITS 95.5 for information as more vaccines are made available to Somervell County. 88 9 Comments 24 Shares Like   Comment...

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Press Release 1-22-2021

Posted by on Jan 22, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Press Release 1-22-2021

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 UPDATE January 22, 2021 As of 5pm on 1/21/2021, Somervell county has 933 total cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and a current case load of 46 active cases.  We had a small spike in active cases two weeks ago, with daily active cases in the 60-70 range on average.  For the last ten days we have decreased our numbers to the 40-50 range.  Despite this good news, there is still work to be done. The most current numbers are found at: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus then click on the button that says TEXAS CASE COUNTS.  Moving forward, this will be the best place to get information regarding local numbers. There have been many questions about what the definitions of “confirmed” and “probable” cases are.  For an excellent discussion of this, the following link will lead to a video from Dr. Shuford, who is the Chief of Epidemiology for the State of Texas.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vatb7Q_KA8c&t=59s  Please give it a watch.  It is very clear and well done. In our county, we have widespread viral activity in families, institutions, and work places.  Multiple studies have suggested that the virus has become more contagious in the last several months.  The sheer number of sick people continues to overwhelm the healthcare system.  Preventing illness continues to be the best way to help keep more people safe.  To give you an idea of why this is important, statewide there is 1 hospital bed per 476 residents.  For the DFW Trauma Service Area that we are part of, there is 1 bed for every 513 residents.  There are only about 60 available ICU beds in our TSA at this time for 8 million people.  That would be fine if it was only COVID, but patients with heart attacks, strokes, trauma, cancer, and many other illnesses continue to need those beds as well. If you choose to go out, or need/have to go to work, please exercise responsibility and wear a mask, especially if you have any possible exposure to the virus.  It is very common that people are contagious for anywhere from 24-48 hours prior to becoming symptomatic.  During those hours is when wearing a mask truly helps to protect those around you.  If you are not feeling well, please stay home, especially if you think you might have had exposure to someone with the virus.  Mask wearing in our community continues to be low, especially given the continued elevation of cases of COVID-19.  I would ask and recommend that people return to more common usage of masks. Statewide, levels of COVID-19 are still high, but appear to have reached a plateau. With flu season starting, now is not the time for people to get complacent.  We have seen a handful of influenza cases so far, and it is likely to get worse. Mask wearing and social distancing can help keep flu cases down as well as future COVID-19 cases.  Please do not let your guard down.  Do not let COVID fatigue overwhelm you.  We must do better to stay safe, and keep the others around us safe and healthy. Vaccinations are starting to be available in surrounding areas and communities.  From what I have been able to learn, the allocations are typically smaller that the demand for the vaccine.  I am very hopeful...

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Update Coronavirus COVID-19 1-20-21

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Update Coronavirus COVID-19 1-20-21

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Press Release Coronavirus COVID-19 1-4-21

Posted by on Jan 4, 2021 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Press Release Coronavirus COVID-19 1-4-21

PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 UPDATE January 3, 2021 Happy New Year to everyone!  Here’s hoping that 2021 is much better for us than 2020! I am changing how the numbers are being reported for our county.  I am sure that this will upset some people, but this is a needed change.  Unfortunately, the massive amounts of data, complicated by incomplete data, has made it impossible for me to continue to vouch for the information that I am providing to our County’s leaders, as well as it’s residents.  In order to have more timely reporting, as well as more accurate numbers, I will be reporting numbers provided to me by the State of Texas.  I will continue to monitor cases diagnosed at GRMC, as well as other local cases, as that data is presented to me. The spread of COVID-19 has leveled off here in Somervell County.  We have stayed fairly stable, at between 40-55 active daily cases during the last 2 weeks. In our county, we have widespread viral activity in families, institutions, and work places.  Social events continue to be an area with significant risk, especially during these past holidays. If you choose to go out, or need/have to go to work, please exercise responsibility and wear a mask, especially if you have any possible exposure to the virus.  It is very common that people are contagious for anywhere from 24-48 hours prior to becoming symptomatic.  During those hours is when wearing a mask truly helps to protect those around you.  If you are not feeling well, please stay home, especially if you think you might have had exposure to someone with the virus.  Mask wearing in our community continues to be dismally low, especially given the continued elevation of cases of COVID-19.  I would ask and recommend that people return to more common usage of masks. Statewide, levels of COVID-19 are still high, but may be reaching a plateau. With flu season starting, now is not the time for people to get complacent.  We have seen a handful of influenza cases so far, and it is likely to get worse. Mask wearing and social distancing can help keep flu cases down as well as future COVID-19 cases.  Please do not let your guard down.  Do not let COVID fatigue overwhelm you.  We must do better to stay safe, and keep the others around us safe and healthy. Vaccinations are starting to be available in surrounding areas and communities.  Unfortunately, our small county has yet to receive an allocation of vaccine.  I have no new information regarding when we might get some vaccine, but I remain hopeful that it will be soon. With the completion of the holidays, I hope that there will be less travel, and we can start to suppress the new infections.  Coupled with vaccination efforts, we can get the new case numbers down to a more manageable level soon.  Now more than ever, anyone who feels sick should stay home and help protect their loved ones by avoiding the spread of any infectious disease.  Please, if you know, or are suspicious of a significant exposure to COVID-19, stay home.  If you are concerned that you might have contracted Covid-19, please talk to your healthcare provider about getting tested. Locally, we are also still limited by...

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