COVID cases increasing locally, (full BCMC Board report)

COVID cases increasing locally, (full BCMC Board report)

COVID-19 positive cases as handled by Bradley County Medical Center have increased significantly recently, BCMC board members were told at their monthly meeting Thursday at the Brunson Medical Complex. Chief Nursing Officer Jamie Wolfe said there were 10 positive cases in May but in June, those cases increased to 27. Two cases were treated as…

Study finds U.S. insiders to China News sold stock in early stages of pandemic

Study finds U.S. insiders to China News sold stock in early stages of pandemic

Researchers compared stock sales patterns before and during pandemic and found U.S. insiders of China-connected corporations saved millions by selling early. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A new study of stock sales by U.S. executives with corporate ties to China indicates that corporate insiders sold stock in their companies during the earliest stages of the coronavirus outbreak…

NIH Awards $437,000 to Study Effects of COVID on Aortic Valve

NIH Awards $437,000 to Study Effects of COVID on Aortic Valve

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The National Institute of Health awarded $436,642 to associate professor of biomedical engineering, Kartik Balachandran, to study the downstream effects of acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 on the aortic valve. Specifically, Balachandran hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the cause-and-effect relationship between the infection and heart valve pathology. Acute respiratory syndrome…

Mask mandate lifted by Hermitage School District, plus other board news

Mask mandate lifted by Hermitage School District, plus other board news

HERMITAGE, Ark. – In a meeting attended by five of the seven board members Monday evening, February 7, 2022, the Hermitage School Board conducted routine monthly business and took action on several other items. After hearing a detailed report from Superintendent Dr. Tucker on the impact COVID has had on the District and the updated…

VIDEO: SRC asks ADH Epidemiologist Dr. Mike Cima for clarity on how COVID cases are reported

VIDEO: SRC asks ADH Epidemiologist Dr. Mike Cima for clarity on how COVID cases are reported

Saline River Chronicle talked Wednesday, January 26, 2022 with the Arkansas Department of Health’s Dr. Mike Cima, State Epidemiologist, about how COVID-19 active case numbers are both discovered and reported. During the interview we discussed how active cases of COVID-19 are both found and recorded for public information, what number of new cases are the…

Bradley County sees explosion of COVID cases as 218 are reported active as of Thursday

Bradley County sees explosion of COVID cases as 218 are reported active as of Thursday

Warren, Arkansas – COVID cases have increased dramatically in Bradley County in the last 24 hours as 218 active cases were reported Thursday, January 13, 2022 according to the Arkansas Department of Health’s COVID website. Just three days ago Bradley County was reporting 109 cases, and while those numbers have climbed in recent days, Thursdays…

Warren School Board adopts Ready for Learning Plan with COVID guidelines

Warren School Board adopts Ready for Learning Plan with COVID guidelines

Warren, Arkansas – With five of the seven boards members present, the Warren School Board met in regular session for the January 2022 meeting. Vice Chairman Dr. Kerry Pennington presided. The Board approved the previous minutes and reviewed and approved the financial reports. There was a discussion as to the colors to be utilized in…

Bradley County reports over 100 active COVID cases Monday

Bradley County reports over 100 active COVID cases Monday

Bradley County is still experiencing a significant surge in COVID cases, as the Arkansas Department of Health is now reporting 109 active cases countywide. In late December we reported there was only 16 cases locally. The increase is once again causing disruptions locally. Due to an outbreak in the Warren Schools, face masks are once…

Warren School District reimplements mask mandate as COVID cases rise

Warren School District reimplements mask mandate as COVID cases rise

The Warren School District announced Thursday afternoon, January 6, that masks will be once again be required while indoors on any Warren School District campus or building, including at the basketball gymnasium, and while riding a school bus effective Friday, January 7, 2022. The move is due to the increase of COVID-19 cases within the…

Active COVID-19 cases nearly double in Bradley County in recent days

Active COVID-19 cases nearly double in Bradley County in recent days

Since the beginning of this week, active COVID-19 cases in Bradley County have nearly doubled. According to the Arkansas Department of Health’s COVID website, a few days ago Bradley County was reporting 16 cases. As of Friday, 31 cases have been officially confirmed locally. This steep increase in cases in such a short period of…

CMS Interim Final Rule will require BCMC employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19

CMS Interim Final Rule will require BCMC employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Press release from the Bradley County Medical Center Warren, Arkansas – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued an interim final rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for workers in most healthcare settings, including Critical Access Hospitals such as Bradley County Medical Center, along with rural health clinics, home health agencies, and rehabilitation services…

Bloomberg podcast highlights vaccination success in Bradley County, Arkansas

Bloomberg podcast highlights vaccination success in Bradley County, Arkansas

During the summer of 2021 Bloomberg News sat down with Gregg Reep, former Mayor of Warren, former State Representative, and perhaps most importantly, the husband of the late history teacher Beverly Reep, who passed away due to COVID-19 in April of 2020, to talk about the success of Bradley County when it comes to vaccination…

Power House COGIC hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday

Power House COGIC hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinic Saturday

Warren, Arkansas – A mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held this coming Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Power House COGIC located at 815 W. Central Street in Warren. There is no out-of-pocket cost associated with getting a COVID-19 vaccination. Call 501-526-2211 to register. To participate in this…

Dr. Jennifer Dillaha presents program to Warren Rotary

Dr. Jennifer Dillaha presents program to Warren Rotary

Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, the ADH Medical Director for Immunizations, recently spoke to the Warren Rotary Club. Her program was about COVID-19, the education efforts being made about the vaccine, as well as the safety of the vaccine. She urged everyone to speak to their physician about getting a COVID-19 vaccine if they haven’t done so…

Bradley County first Arkansas county to report over 50 percent of eligible population vaccinated

Bradley County first Arkansas county to report over 50 percent of eligible population vaccinated

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Bradley County became the first county in Arkansas to report over 50 percent of the eligible population fully vaccinated. 50.1 percent of eligible citizens in Bradley County are now fully vaccinated according to the Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 statistical website. The site reports that 12.6 percent of Bradley County’s population…