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Regional West looks back at COVID-19 a year later

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – As COVID-19 went from being a new threat in the United States to being a very real threat in Scotts Bluff County, the leadership and staff at Regional West had prepared for the eventuality well before the county’s first confirmed case on March 29, 2020.

Regional West Chief Medical Officer Matthew Bruner, MD, FACOG, said he recalls talking with hospital leadership about COVID-19 in December 2019. Those talks became more intense in February 2020 and into early March when the first Nebraska case was diagnosed in Omaha.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska De...


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