Hospital Operation Status Levels


When Kimball County is under a severe weather watch or warning, here's a list of services that will be available at KHS, depending on the severity of the situation.

LEVEL 1 - NORMAL

All emergency and outpatient services remain fully operational.
All staff report to work as scheduled.

LEVEL 2 - ADVISORY

All emergency and in-house outpatient services remain fully operational. Some mobile services/visiting doctor clinics may be rescheduled. Patients will be notified if rescheduling is necessary.
All staff report to work as scheduled.

LEVEL 3 - ALERT

In-house outpatient services may be limited. Some outpatient services may be rescheduled due to weather/road conditions. Patients will be notified if rescheduling is necessary.
All staff report for work as scheduled.

LEVEL 4 - WARNING

Hospital may open late for normal outpatient operations.
Staff will be notified if late start. The time will be determined based on weather conditions. Non-essential personnel will report to work at time determined in late start announcement. Nursing and on-call staff will contact Department Head to ensure adequate staffing.

LEVEL 5 - EMERGENCY

All outpatient services suspended. Only emergency services available. Patients will be notified to reschedule appointmentss when hospital outpatient services resume.
Non-essential personnel are not required to report to work. Nursing and on call staff will contact Department Head to ensure adequate staffing.