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Deaths at CCMH more than two times the number in 2020

Deaths at CCMH more than two times the number in 2020

This pandemic is unlike anything our providers have seen in their career. It is taking its toll on our healthcare workers who normally take care of four patients per person and are now asked to take care of up to eight and more critically sick patients, changing our care to a team model with nursing assistants taking on even more responsibility.

All the while they are watching patients die at Campbell County Memorial Hospital at 2.5 times the number that we saw at the same time in 2020; this line graph depicts this increase. Encounters of violence and abuse from patients and their families to our over-worked providers has increased exponentially, which was highlighted in a recent Gillette News Record article‘There’s violence happening:’ CCH staff takes brunt of relentless inpatient wave

CCH Leadership and Board of Trustees are asking you, the community:

  • be kind and patient with our overwhelmed and overworked staff
  • wear your mask while in our facility
  • if you know someone who works for us, please reach out to them and thank them for working tirelessly to make sure you have a hospital bed if you need one
  • and most importantly, please consider getting vaccinated to relieve the pressure on our community healthcare system.

Please continue to protect yourselves and others, and help prevent more illness and hospitalizations, through eating well, exercising, getting plenty of sleep, minimizing stress, as well as taking steps to avoid infection or getting sick such as washing your hands frequently, masking, avoiding crowds and vaccination

CCH encourages you to talk with your health care provider about the COVID-19 vaccine. To learn where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine in Campbell County, Wyoming, or for more information about COVID-19 vaccines, please visit www.cchwyo.org/c19vaccine.