The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley

CMHC gets praise for prevention

State inspectors say facility's lockdown protocol is 'above and beyond'


May 7, 2020


Jeanne Hein speaks with her son, Craig, and his wife, Connie, of Des Moines, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. The facility is closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but residents can still chat with loved ones through the windows.

State inspectors recently gave a local nursing and assisted living facility big praise for COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley was commended last week by the Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals for keeping residents safe during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The facility has been closed to visitors since mid-March and employees have implemented several prevention methods to keep potential infections at bay.

"They said that our protocols were above and beyond what they normally see, and they had no suggestions for improvement," said CMHC administrato...

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