Jonna Jenkins, D.N.P.
Chief Nursing Officer
From: Laurie Moody
Reno County Communications Specialist
620-694-2568 | firstname.lastname@example.org
There has been an alarming increase in fatal and non-fatal overdoses in Reno County, including three in a 24-hour period. Since June 17, there have been 15 overdoses, one of which was fatal, and four heroin overdoses requiring multiple doses of Naloxone within a period of 28 hours. This rapid increase likely involves synthetic opioids with illicitly manufactured Fentanyl. This is also suspected to be mixed in other substances including methamphetamine, heroin, and fake pills made to look like Oxycontin.
The Reno Recovery Collaborative has a coalition focused on work to prevent, educate, and support citizens of our community who have a substance misuse disease or are family members. Thanks to the continued efforts of this group, the Reno County Health Department can collect data of the events in real time and issue alerts. They have been tracking data of suspected overdoses since October 1 which can be found on the dashboard here: https://arcg.is/Ki9OX.
Following in the steps of the CDC’s nationwide Health Alert issued December 17, 2020, the Reno Recovery Collaborative recommends the following steps and strategies for our community on an organizational and individual level:
For more local information, education, and specific activities on substance misuse, or if you want to get involved in the Reno Recovery Collaborative, please contact Seth Dewey at email@example.com.
Chief Nursing Officer
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center today announced it will adjust staffing levels and reduce workforce as a direct result of the healthcare landscape being profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing supply costs, lower health insurance reimbursement rates and decreased patient volumes compared to pre-pandemic days.
Ken Johnson, the president and chief executive officer of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System has resigned after seven years in the role. Prior to serving as the CEO, Johnson served as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center.