Healthcare Heroes at Culbertson: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Video/content created by Molly Sorrell, Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital on April 8, with story submitted by IHA


Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital has been called the lifeblood of its community. A big reason why? Its healthcare heroes.

The Rushville hospital took note when Schuyler County confirmed its first COVID-19 case on April 8: a young woman who reported no significant travel—indicating community transmission.

With Easter just days away, the healthcare heroes worried family gatherings might contribute to additional infections, which could overwhelm the 22-bed critical access hospital. They shared on social media a playful but important video message:

“You miss your family as we all do,
But please hop on the bandwagon: Stay home too.
We don’t want to celebrate next year without you.”

You can see that even behind their protective masks, the healthcare heroes are smiling. They miss their families too, but putting the health of the community first is the Culbertson way.

One month into their COVID-19 battle, the hospital shared to Facebook: “We will overcome this health crisis together, neighbors helping neighbors and caring for those most in need. As different as life may feel right now, one thing will always remain the same: our commitment to provide this community with the quality care you’ve always trusted.”