Entries by Lana Likens

Nebraska Community Bloodbank Visits Aug. 9

The next Nebraska Community Bloodbank blood drive will be held on Monday, Aug. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2  p.m. in the mobile unit in the parking lot of JCH&L Fairbury Clinic, 825 22nd St. Everyone who gives blood has a chance to a $25 gas card from Casey’s. All types are needed. Giving blood […]

Therapist Engler Earns Manual Therapy Credentials

JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehab Services therapist Callie Engler, PT, DPT, CMPT, has been certified in manual physical therapy. She received her certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. A NAIOMT trained CMPT excels at obtaining an accurate functional diagnosis while employing an eclectic approach to management, through all types of manual therapy and exercise. A […]

Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing to be Offered Monday

In response to a recent uptick in cases in Jefferson County, JCH&L will be offering free rapid testing for Jefferson County residents at the Fairbury Presbyterian Church on Monday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will be a drive-through service, on a first-come, first-served basis (no appointment times.) Anyone who has any […]

Megan Knutson APRN Joins JCH&L Staff

Megan Knutson, DPN, APRN, FNP-BC, joined the Jefferson Community Health & Life team on June 7. Knutson is a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, and passed her boards in May. Knutson is board certified in family practice through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. “My […]

Change in JCH&L Medical Staff

Dr. Rick Blatny Jr. is no longer employed at Jefferson Community Health & Life. Burke Kline, DHA, CHFP, FACHE, said that because this is a personnel issue, no details will be released. The Fairbury Clinic will be contacting patients about previously scheduled appointments and giving patients the opportunity to re-schedule. Appointments will be available with […]

JCH&L Recognizes Dysphagia Month in June

Swallowing disorders – formally known as dysphagia – are estimated to affect nearly 510 million people worldwide. Swallowing problems may be the result of many medical conditions, and may affect people of any age. Some common symptoms could include: difficulty moving food from the front to the back of the mouth, difficulty chewing, food getting […]

Ward Honored for 20 Years as Cedarwood Board Chairman

Homer Ward has retired after 20 years serving as chairman of the Cedarwood Assisted Living board. Ward was elected chairman of the first board in 2001, when Cedarwood was still in the planning stages. He retired from the board after the May 2021 meeting. “We thank Homer for his 20 years of service to Cedarwood […]

JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center Open to Full Capacity

As of June 7, JCH&L Burkley Fitness Center is open to full capacity, after operating with distancing, reduced class sizes, and other COVID precautions since late last year. The fitness center is open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Zumba […]

Cognition and Swallowing Among the Common Challenges Persisting for Many Americans After COVID-19

Speech-Language Pathologists Can Help Patients Regain Health and Quality of Life, Jefferson Community Health and Life Expert Stresses During Better Hearing & Speech Month With an estimated 10 to 30% of COVID-19 survivors experiencing “long-haul” symptoms including brain fog and swallowing difficulties, JCHL speech-language pathologist Amanda Carlson is encouraging the public to seek care from […]

JCH&L Women’s Health Day Scheduled for June 23

Wellness Experience Offers Women a Convenient Way to Take Control of Their Health In just about three hours women from Jefferson County and beyond can complete their annual health checks and receive a well-deserved indulgence at the same time. Women’s Health Day is a complete wellness experience designed to make women’s health easy. Jefferson Community […]