Happy New Year
First day COVID-19 Vaccine made available for BRMC was
December 23, 2020.
Coronavirus Alert 12/12/20:
Today is another record setting day with more concerning news. According to www.worldometers.info/coronavirus the United States leads the world in Coronavirus deaths reaching over 300,000 deaths being reported. BRMC continues to support the local community with testing and in patient care. We ask that if you are feeling some symptoms of COVID-19, please come use the drive up service near the BRMC ER marked COVID-19 Screening. We have personnel on duty that can assist you.
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTION
Limited access to enter BRMC: Untill further notice, we are only admitting general public through two entrances, they are:
Emergency Room side door
Coronavirus Alert 04/23/20:
Today our nation has confirmed over 50,000 dead and nearly 900,000 infected with COVID-19. BRMC will continue to update you with the latest news.
Covid-19 test screening available now!
drive thru testing located in the rear parking lot next to the emergency room entrance.
South Plains Public Health District Confirms
Second and Third Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Terry County
The South Plains Public Health District has confirmed two (2) more cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Health District is working to identify recent contacts of the patients. This step identifies potential exposure risks. The South Plains Public Health District and other response agencies are prepared and have employed standard response plans designed to address and resolve public health issues. The District will continue monitoring individuals as indicated by the CDC. The District’s disease surveillance team will continue working diligently to ensure the public remains at a low risk of contracting COVID-19.
The South Plains Public Health District and our health care partners will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the Brownfield area to prepare for the possibility of more local cases. Please continue to follow proper hygiene recommendations and social distancing practices.
Lubbock issued a Stay Home order starting at midnight. https://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/local-news/city-of-lubbock-to-host-virtual-news-conference-sunday-at-700-watch-here/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_KLBK_News_-_EverythingLubbock.com
With the first reported Covid-19 case in Terry County, BRMC is taking additional actions to combat the spread of this virus and try to help keep our patients, staff, providers, and community safe. 1. BRMC will start Covid-19 screening for the public today at noon. We will have the screening area open from 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Covid-19 testing will be done on those who meet the screening criteria. The screening area will start in the ER parking lot entering off South Lane. 2. BRMC is limiting the visitor restriction to one care giver per patient (mother or father for child, spouse, Child for elderly, etc...). The visitor will still be screened for fever and no one allowed to visit with a fever greater than 100. No child under the age of twelve (12) can be a visitor. 3. EMS will not be transporting suspected Covid-19 patients, unless hemodynamically unstable. Please don’t call 911 or EMS for fever and cough type symptoms. Come to the Covid-19 screening at BRMC or see your primary care physician/clinic.
Because of the rising need for precautions and safety for our patients, staff, and community, BRMC decide to officially close the BRMC wellness center; and the personal care services through BRMC Home Care have been suspended. We will re-evaluate the Covid-19 pandemic situation at the beginning of April and decide when both services can be restarted. We will still be offering cardiac rehab services at the hospital with a physician’s order. We are sorry for the inconveniences that this causes, but we are trying to keep our employees and community safe during this pandemic and do our part to flatten the spread of Covid-19.
Based on the recommendations by the CDC, and the Health and Human Services Commission, we are limiting visitation to the hospital to essential people only. Each patient can have no more than two visitors at a time, and they must pass a screening including having their temperature checked before coming into the hospital. Any person with a temperature above 100 will not be allowed into the hospital as a visitor. No children under the age of twelve to be allowed to be a visitor in the hospital. Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause, but we are having to take these steps to protect our patients, community, staff, and physicians.
Due to the CoronaVirus safety concerns for our patients, staff, providers, and visitors, it has been recommended to limit access in the hospital and clinic to patients or those with appointments or non-symptomatic patient visitors only. We are limiting access to the hospital with only two points of access being available. Those two points are the ER waiting room entrance and the BRMC clinic entrance. Everyone entering the building will be screened and asked some questions. Please don’t be alarmed by the safety precautions that we are taking due to the CoronaVirus (Covid-19) Pandemic.
Due to the CoronaVirus safety concerns for our patients, staff, providers, and visitors, it has been recommended to limit access in the hospital and clinic to patients or those with appointments or non-symptomatic patient visitors only. We are limiting access to the hospital with only two points of access being available. Those two points are the ER waiting room entrance and the BRMC clinic entrance. Everyone entering the building will be screened and asked some questions. Please don’t be alarmed by the safety precautions that we are taking due to the CoronaVirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19) in the U.S.
UPDATED MARCH 11, 2020
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other locations internationally, including the United States. In addition to CDC, many public health lavoratories are now testing for the virus that causes COVID-19.
BRMC Clinic has exciting news!! Dr. Cornelia deRiese, M.D., PhD., MBA will be seeing patients every Wednesday afternoon starting on November 13th. Dr. deRiese is certified by the German and American Boards in general Obstetrics and Gynecology and she is also board certified in the sub-specialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS). In addition she carries an MBA from the Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University. In 2014 she acquired another credential: certification as a North American menopause practitioner (NAMS), specialized in female hormone treatment. She has served as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine for almost 18 years.
Besides working in academia teaching medical students and residents she also acquired experience in rural health for several years.
In 2011 she founded the Uro-Gyn Clinic within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Health Sciences Center of the Lubbock Medical School and has treated many patients with serious pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. The immediate overlap between pelvic organ prolapse associated problems and menopause resulted in the natural progression to also offer services within this realm.
Her approach to clinical practice and teaching reflects her way of life in general: “holistic”, “simplistic”, and “sustainable”, hence her prime hobbies and volunteer activities are involving the outdoors, supporting the Lubbock Arboretum Foundation as a board member, hiking, and gardening. Subsequently, despite being predominantly surgically oriented, she has developed a growing interest in healthy lifestyle, nutrition and fitness, an area of growing need within evidence based practice and some of her recent research endeavors are covering these important topics.
Dr. deRiese recently retired from her demanding career at the Medical School but will continue to see patients in our region at BRMC clinic. Call the clinic today if you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. deRiese, she is accepting a limited number of patients at this time