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St. Bernards Offers Pfizer COVID Booster Doses to Eligible Groups

Continuing nine consecutive months providing COVID-19 vaccinations, St. Bernards Healthcare announced Friday it has begun offering free COVID-19 booster shots to individuals meeting select criteria.
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St. Bernards Announces Upcoming System-wide COVID Vaccine Requirement

St. Bernards Healthcare announced Thursday, August 12, it will require all its employees have a fully-vaccinated status against COVID-19 by November 1, 2021 with all members of its leadership team fully vaccinated one month prior by October 1.
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St. Bernards Releases Statement on COVID-19 Testing, Care Recommendations

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"With the COVID-19 Delta variant spreading throughout our region, we stress that local primary care clinics, urgent cares, pharmacies, health departments and telemedicine—including St. Bernards Go—remain the best care and testing options for mildly symptomatic cases and virus exposures. Hospital census numbers have continually risen across our state, and emergency departments have accommodated abnormally high volumes recently, including persons needing a simple COVID test. We ask that emergency departments can stay focused helping community members needing emergent care.
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St. Bernards Announces Additional Clinics Offering COVID Vaccine, Partnerships to Boost Vaccination Rates

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In efforts to make the COVID-19 vaccine available seven days a week, St. Bernards Healthcare announced Friday it now has six clinics offering the vaccine while also forming partnerships with area churches, schools and communities for expanded access.      The healthcare system had previously provided the COVID-19 vaccine at a central location certain days of the week, but St. Bernards leaders concluded access had increasingly become an issue for some working individuals and others facing transportation difficulties.
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St. Bernards Opens Community-Wide Registration for Free COVID-19 Vaccine to All Persons at Least 16 Years of Age

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St. Bernards Healthcare announced it will schedule appointments to any community member at least 16 years of age who wishes to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no charge. 
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COVID Demonstrates PACE Model Safer, More Effective than Nursing Home Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), such as St. Bernards Total Life Healthcare, have proven safer and more effective than nursing home care.
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St. Bernards Opens Clinic Dedicated to COVID-19 Treatment, Follow-Up; Readies for Vaccine Distribution

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St. Bernards Medical Center announced the opening of its new St. Bernards COVID Clinic Friday--serving as both a COVID-19 follow-up clinic and COVID-19 treatment infusion center--as well as its upcoming participation in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.
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St. Bernards Receives Grant for COVID-19 Care, Testing

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St. Bernards has received a grant in excess of $125,000 to expand its healthcare capabilities fighting COVID-19 in northeast Arkansas.
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St. Bernards Healthcare Offers Free Virtual Care Service to Help Fight Spread of COVID-19

St. Bernards Healthcare Offers Free Virtual Care Service to Help Fight Spread of COVID-19
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St. Bernards Healthcare Releases COVID-19 Plan

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After months preparing for a potential influx of individuals with COVID-19, known as the coronavirus, St. Bernards Healthcare publicly unveiled its emergency-response plan to combat the disease. St. Bernards Medical Center Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Kasey Holder said the organization dedicated resources early on for a COVID-19 team to implement a specific plan preparing for these patients.