Archive for Thursday, October 6, 2005

Hospital offers free tetanus shots

October 6, 2005

Cushing Memorial Hospital is offering free tetanus shots to victims of the recent flooding in the area.

"The current conditions in some areas pose a health threat. Therefore, Cushing Memorial Hospital is offering this free service to those affected by the floods as a way to be of greater service in a time of community need," said Bob Edwards Jr., Cushing CEO.

The hospital began giving the free shots Wednesday in the hospital's emergency room/triage area. The free shots also will be available today and Friday.

In addition to providing tetanus shots, Cushing Memorial Hospital is temporarily housing 10 residents who were evacuated from the Country Care nursing home Easton. The residents were all safely removed from the nursing home on Sunday evening, and all 46 were transferred to area care providers.

Remaining residents are housed at Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Medical Center and County Care in Leavenworth, Providence Medical in Kansas City, Kan., and Hickory Point Assisted Living in Oskaloosa.

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