County 10 Podcast has a conversation with Dr. Mel Meyer and CEO, John Ferrelli – COVID-19 updates and recent events for SageWest

    Lander native, Dr. Mel Meyer has spent the last 10 years at SageWest. He wears many hats including Emergency Physician in Lander, Chief of Staff for both hospitals, EMS Director, and Board of Trustee’s Chair. Dr. Meyer sat down with Jerrad on the County 10 Podcast along with SageWest CEO, John Ferrelli to discuss COVID-19 and the progress they have made.

    Coronavirus care is changing and developing with time and the hospital is in a very manageable phase. ICU care is learning new technology to care for COVID-19 patients as well as increasing telehealth in many areas.

    “Kudos to the local communities and IHS! Everyone has done an excellent job helping to flatten the curve.”

    Dr. Mel Meyer

    Dr. Meyer offered some advice to listeners, “If you’re sick stay home. If you have any symptoms at all stay home, call your doctor, and get tested. Wearing a protective facemask and limiting large social gatherings will also help.” We’ve all heard the advice coming from many different outlets. Hearing it from a local, well-respected physician may be just what people need.

    CEO, John Ferrelli says the silver lining is the realization that the medical staff at SageWest in Riverton and Lander can step up to the plate in critical times. Right now the hospital is starting to get back to normal with a decrease in the volume of COVID-19 patients. John also talked about the vaccine that is under development.

    “We are hearing promising news regarding a vaccine. It might require two injections about three weeks apart. Researchers are hopeful it might be available this year.” SageWest CEO, John Ferrelli

    Worried about the speed of developing this vaccination? There is a great article on the farm boy from Montana who developed most of the nation’s vaccinations. Maurice Hilleman always got the job done carefully and fast. Click here to read more.

    Listen to the full podcast for all the details and to find out what new things are on the horizon for SageWest.

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