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"IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM RUSSELL COUNTY HOSPITAL: If you feel you have coronavirus symptoms and want to be tested, contact your Physician FIRST to get a Doctors order for the test BEFORE coming to the hospital. Acutely ill come to the Emergency Room." | COVID-19 Rules effective on August 2, 2021 . Masks are now required AGAIN for everyone entering the hospital, vaccinated or not vaccinated. This includes Hospital Employees, Patients, and Visitors. Russell County Hospital is looking out for the safety and welfare of Employees as well as Patients and the Community. Also, the Russell County Hospital Health Fair and Lab Draws have been cancelled.

Pictured from left to right: Pat Branco, CEO; Jeff Burchell, General Maintenance; Mike Egnew, Director of FacilitiesPat Branco- CEO, Jeff Burchell- General Maintenance, & Mike Egnew- Director of Facilities. They are standing next to each other wearing mask and Mr. Burchell (Center) is holding a $200 check, shining star pin, and shining star certificate.

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3rd Quarter Shining Star 2021

Jeff Burchell, General Maintenance

Jeff began his career at Russell County Hospital in 2017. Jeff is always willing to do whatever he is tasked with and he does it with a smile. He shows pride in his job and displays loyalty. Jeff is a sincere individual and has composure under dire circumstances. Our maintenance team is above average. Our hospital could not function properly without our maintenance crew. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to Russell County Hospital, Jeff.

Jeff was presented a $200 check, shining star pin, and shining star certificate by Pat Branco, CEO and Mike Egnew, Director of Facilities on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Following are just a few comments made about Jeff from his co-workers:

He is willing to do whatever he is tasked with

Jeff has a fun personality

He is very dependable and trustworthy

Jeff is a joy to work with

He is extremely kind and caring

Russell County Hospital is blessed to have Jeff on our team. He is the perfect example of a Shining Star.

Russell County Hospital has received the 2021 KEMI Destiny Award.

Russell County Hospital has received the KEMI Award for creating a safe workplace. Russell County Hospital continues to be in the forefront of Critical Access Care, providing a safe work environment for Employees and Exceptional Patient care you can count on, close to home.

Russell County Hospital Celebrates 40 Years of Service

July 21, 2021 at 11:00am, Russell County Hospital held a very special ceremony for Past Employees and Current Employees to come together on the hospital grounds to celebrate 40 years of Service! The event was planned and organized by the following Russell County Hospital Fun Committee Members: Kim Clark, Lisa Hoover, Karen Dalton, Shavona Prater, Heather Poff, and Jansen Reader.

The Ceremony began with an Invocation by Brother Rick Neff. Opening Remarks were given by Russell County Hospital CEO, Patrick J. Branco. Russell County Hospital doors opened and began admitting Patients on July 21, 1981.

Dr. Richard S. Miles admitted the very first Patient to Russell County Hospital, and was the Ceremonial Guest Speaker who gave the History and Unique stories about Russell County Hospital, and the need for a Hospital in Russell County. Also present at the ceremony, was special guest, Patricia Kolb - the First Director of Nursing at Russell County Hospital.

Chief Nursing Officer, Judy Withers, recognized Employees by presenting them with a 40 Year Service Award. The following Individuals were recognized (in alphabetical order): Lannette Harris, Janet Kimbler, Paula Mann, Phillip Marcum, Lila McGowan, Dr. Rick Miles, Teresa Murray. All the award Recipients began employment at Russell County Hospital in 1981.

Jamestown Mayor Nick Shearer and Russell Springs Mayor Eddie Thomas presented Russell County Hospital CEO Patrick Branco with a plaque at the ceremony which recognized Russell County Hospital for providing 40 years of Quality Health Care to Citizens of Russell & Surrounding Counties.

Closing of Ceremony was conducted by CEO, Patrick J. Branco. A Special Thank you to Bernie Bricker for use of his Sound system, and a special Thank you to Jessie Crabtree and "The Times Journal" for providing Historical photographs of the hospital through the years, beginning with the day the ground was broken to begin building the hospital structure.

Russell County Hospital would like to thank everyone who attended the 40 year Anniversary celebration, including Family Members of those who were instrumental in the early beginnings of Russell County Hospital, County Officials, Radio Station Reporters, Newspaper Reporters, and everyone who attended the special ceremony.

We especially say "Thank you" to the Citizens of Russell, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Taylor, and Wayne Counties and beyond, for choosing Russell County Hospital for your Medical Needs.

40th Anniversary program

2nd Quarter Shining Star 2021

Christie Potter, Patient Care Tech

Christie began her career at Russell County Hospital in 2016. Christie has shown compassion and empathy for every patient. Christie demonstrates the ability to adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment. She's always eager to help and treats every single patient like they are family. She always gets the job done and does it with a positive attitude and a smile. Patient Care Techs are an integral component of healthcare and RCH recognizes and acknowledges the vital role Christie and the rest of the nursing assistants play in ensuring patient care is properly carried out. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to Russell County Hospital, Christie.
Christie was presented a $200 check, shining star pin, and shining star certificate by Pat Branco, CEO on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Following are just a few comments made about Christie from her co-workers:

She works very hard
Christie provides her patients with excellent care
She is very dependable and trustworthy
Christie is a joy to work with She is always willing to pitch in and help out

Russell County Hospital is blessed to have Christie on our team. She is the perfect example of a Shining Star.

Laboratory Addition Building Project

Branscum Construction was awarded the bid on the RCH Lab Addition Project. This project will provide much needed space for the Laboratory. The current lab space is spread over three areas of the hospital and equals 800 + square feet. The new project is approximately 2,000 sf and will locate all Lab space in one area. Once completed the lab will have it's own entrance and parking area and patients will no longer have to access lab services by coming through our ER Admission area as they currently do. Patients can park close to lab and enter the lab area, be registered and have labs completed without having to travel the hospital corridors. The new lab will be located on the west side of the hospital in the space currently know as the gazebo area. Ground breaking on this project should be this Spring 2018 with an approximate one year to completion of new Lab space.
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