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Telehealth cardiology program nearly operational


April 15, 2021

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POMEROY–The Garfield County Hospital District accepted Dr. David Jones, M.D., of Palouse Heart Center which is part of Pullman Regional Hospital, as the cardiology consultant for Garfield County Hospital's telehealth program at the board meeting April 4.

A grant received by Northwest Regional Health Network, of which Garfield County Hospital is a part will initially fund the program. It will operate on a six-month trial basis to ensure its sustainability. No starting date for the program was announced.

A renovation of the emergency room has been proposed, with a $48,000 estimate, as well as a possible levy. Both were remanded to a strategic planning committee for further consideration.

Garfield County Hospital has administered over 1,300 doses of Covid-19 vaccines, both first and second doses, and currently has more supply than demand for them. Their visitor policy is still essential visitors only, but they are closely following regulations and hoping to be allowed to open further.


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