Trustees Approve COVID Related Purchases

The Kearney County Health Services Board of Trustees approved several purchases that will utilize stimulus funds during the April 28 meeting.

Radiology Director Jessica Landers explained the proposed Siemens Radiography Detector purchase. With the increased number of patients, the single detector used for both the mobile and stationary radiology units in the facility isn’t enough. With this purchase both patient wait times and infection control risk will be decreased. The board approved the purchase of a Siemens Radiography Detector for $40,635.

Maintenance Director Lenny Ginder outlined an HVAC proposal from Rutt’s. KCHS currently has one isolation room with negative air flow. This project would make the necessary upgrades to convert an adjacent room into a second isolation room as well as bringing the current room up to code. Also included as part of the proposal included one clinic room as negative air flow in the recently renovated space.  The proposal for $183,366 was approved.

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