From: Laurie Moody
Reno County Communications Specialist
620-694-2568 | email@example.com
In response to the declining COVID-19 numbers in Reno County, the Health department will discontinue their COVID dashboard, effective Monday, March 7. Active cases are currently at 18 with 54.57% of residents having received at least one dose of the vaccine. County numbers can still be viewed on the KDHE dashboard at www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas. General COVID information is available on the Reno County website at www.renogov.org/health.
“With the decline in COVID cases, we feel our time can be better spent on different educational initiatives,” stated Health Department Director Karla Nichols. “The Community Health Assessment this April will also help us refocus our efforts where they’re needed the most.”
The Health Department still encourages vaccination as an important mitigation measure. All Reno County residents over the age of 5 are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. Walk-ins are accepted for ages 12 and over, but appointments are required for ages 5-11 by calling 620-694-2900, ext. 6.
In order to increase community access, the Health Department has also expanded their operating hours. They are now open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 7:30am to 6pm, Wednesday from 9am to 6pm, and Friday from 7:30am to noon.
Jonna Jenkins, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), will join Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) as Chief Nursing Officer effective July 6. In this position, Jonna
Dr. Nick Baldetti has been named Chief Quality Officer for Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS). In this role, Dr. Baldetti will coordinate with executive team
Dr. Mohammed Al-Halawani, MD with Hutchinson Pulmonology Associates located within Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Chest