McPherson Hospital Addresses Covid-19 Challenges

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, there were reports in several major metropolitan areas of hospitals being pushed to the limit on their ability to house and treat COVID patients. While in many areas that has stabilized, in other areas, including central Kansas, hospital capacity is sometimes being challenged. “Periodically, hospitals experience surges in demand which can tighten resources,” said Dr. Michael Bloustine, hospitalist at McPherson Hospital. “In some cases, it can even become challenging for rural hospitals to get patients transferred for specialty care when their patients need it. The current seasonal surge in hospital demand across the state isn’t

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McPherson County Covid-19 Update

McPherson County Health Department reports 303 total cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 272 of the total cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE or have passed away. There is one current hospitalization and three deaths. MCHD is confirming medical records on two other deaths before listing them in our numbers. MCHD would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the families suffering loss. Updated case data includes: • Asymptomatic: 28 • Cases with unknown exposure: 119 • Cases 60 years old and above: 77 • Cases 50-59 years old: 32 • Cases

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Obituary: Thomas Harold Walker

Thomas Harold Walker, 80, of Peabody, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi-St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. He was born September 7, 1940, in Coatesville, PA, the son of Herbert L. and Mabel (Green) Walker.  After graduating high school, Tom attended the University of Colorado on the Boulder and the Denver campuses. In 1961, he married Virginia Mattson. Tom was a quality control engineer and civil service worker and has lived in many places including Peabody, KS, McPherson, KS, Moundridge, KS, Denver, CO, New York, NY, Detroit, MI, and Albuquerque,

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McPherson County 911

10/08/20 McPherson SO responded to a report of a Suspicious/Wanted Person on 19th Ave/Mohawk Rd in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of a Suspicious/Wanted Person on S Centennial Dr in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of Past Damage/Vandalism/Mischief on N Oriole St in McPherson.  McPherson PD responded to a report of a Past Theft/Attempted Theft on  Arcadian Ct in McPherson.  Inman FD and McPherson EMS responded to a report of Grass/Brush Fire on 10th Ave/Comanche Rd in McPherson.  Inman FD and McPherson EMS responded to a report of Grass/Brush Fire on 9th Ave in Inman.  McPherson

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