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April 2020

5 Myths About COVID-19

With so much information out there about COVID-10, it’s important to know what’s true and what’s not.

It’s just the flu.WRONG: COVID-19 has a higher mortality rate than the flu.It only affects the old.WRONG: Younger adults, children, and even infants can be infected.You should wash your hands only with hot water.WRONG: The temperature of the water doesn’t matter.Antibiotics can cur…

All the Ways We Care: Discover How Hometown Hospital Serves Our Community with a Comprehensive Range of Medical Services

Whether it’s finding new ways to enhance patient safety, build stronger teamwork, or improve the quality of care, Hometown Hospital is committed to finding better ways to serve our community. An important part of that commitment is having a full range of medical services and technologies. We invite you to take a look at this partial list of what we deliver every day for this community. You…

Staying Well

It’s never been more important to have an Annual Wellness Exam

Older adults, as well as people with severe chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease or diabetes have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. According to the CDC, the first step to minimize your risk is to take care of your own health, and a yearly physical exam is one of the best ways to achieve that goa…

The Top 6 FAQs About COVID-19

Am I at risk for COVID-19?
The risk of contracting COVID-19 remains low. Most people who contract the virus recover in a matter of days, often at home, and experience only mild symptoms. Unfortunately, COVID-19 can be more serious for older adults and people with underlying medical issues. If you are 65 years of age or older or suffer from heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or other chronic…

A Message From Our CEO: Extraordinary Care for Extraordinary Times

In just a few months, the COVID-19 virus has swept across the world and dramatically changed the way we live our lives. As Hometown Hospital continues to respond to this unprecedented medical event, we want our community to know that now, more than ever, the health and well-being our patients and staff remain our #1 priority. Following the example of NASA astronaut Dr. Rhea Seddon, our commitment…

Interview with Rhea Seddon: Bringing Space Down to Earth

Astronaut Rhea Seddon has taken what she learned at NASA to make hospitals safer nationwide.
Dr. Rhea Seddon is a woman of many firsts. In 1978 she was one of the first six women accepted into the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Astronaut Corps, where she flew three Space Shuttle missions and spent a total of 30 days in space. As a medical student, she was the first woman…

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