Category Archives: HEALTH

SCH  & Clinics Observe National Nurse Practitioner Week

Written on November 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm, by

Did you know that there are 234,000 solutions to the primary health care shortage facing the United States today?  There are 234,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in the U.S., and NPs have been providing primary care for more than 50 years.   November 12 – 18 is National NP Week.  If you know a nurse practitioner, […]

Hospital Board Discusses Nursing Shortages at October Meeting

Written on November 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm, by

The governing board for the Scotland County Hospital met October 26th in regular session in the SCH Library. Those Present included Curtis Ebeling-Chairman (5:45pm), Joe Doubet – Vice Chairman, Robert Neese – Treasurer, (6:04 pm) and members Dwight DeRosear and Lori Fulk. Judy Wilson was absent. Others present included  Dr. Randy Tobler; CEO, Dr.  Jeff […]

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Support Group for Caregivers

Written on November 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm, by

The standard work week in the United States is 40 hours. For a growing number of people, however, their responsibilities continue around the clock, 24-hour days, seven days a week. These are the caregivers for the 5.4 million Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys a person’s memory, thinking and […]

Scotland County Health Department Schedule

Written on October 27, 2017 at 12:44 pm, by

Thursday, October 26 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8 – 10 for immunizations. Friday, October 27 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8:00-3:30 for fasting blood sugars, cholesterols, blood pressure checks, immunizations, nail care, etc.  Blood draws from 8:00-1:30. Tuesday, October 31 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-9 a.m. for fasting blood sugars, cholesterols, and blood […]

Health Department Aiding in Fight Against Opioid Addiction

Written on October 24, 2017 at 7:02 pm, by

The opioid crisis in Missouri has reached epidemic levels: there were 908 opioid-related deaths in the state in 2016. As part of a comprehensive, integrated and innovative approach to addressing this crisis, Missouri is taking a multifaceted approach to reducing the impact of opioids on the state. The Missouri Health Department announced a series of […]

Written on October 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm, by

The Scotland County Health Department has announced that a contract to provide WIC (Women, Infants and Children) services for the fiscal year 2017-2018 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contracts Scotland County Health Department will be able to serve 124 eligible pregnant or postpartum […]

Early Reports From Australia Have Health Department Concerned About Upcoming Flu Season

Written on October 18, 2017 at 8:24 am, by

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is looking far from the Midwest to see what this year’s flu season might bring. Each year, flu cases in the southern hemisphere, in places like Australia, are tracked to help predict what will be seen in the northern hemisphere a few months later. This helps […]

Baby Delayna LouIda Schrock – A Heartwarming Miracle

Written on September 22, 2017 at 1:13 pm, by

Little Delayna LouIda Schrock has spent less than six hours of her young life in her hometown, but after a miraculous medical journey, her parents are hoping to be able to bring their daughter home for the first time next month. Delayna was born at 10:51 a.m. on June 30th at Scotland County Hospital in […]

Auxiliary Donates Furniture for Lab Waiting Area

Written on September 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm, by

The Scotland County Care Center/Scotland County Hospital Auxiliary made a donation to the Scotland County Hospital to purchase new furniture located in the hospital Laboratory waiting area, in the hallway outside of the Lab Draw doorway.  The furniture meets all ADA and infection control regulations and is attractive and comfortable for the patients. The Auxiliary […]

Health Department Reminds Parents of Back-to-School Immunization Requiremens

Written on September 5, 2017 at 7:23 pm, by

As a new school year begins, the Scotland County Health Department reminds parents and guardians of the need to ensure children are up-to-date on their immunizations. Missouri law requires that children in kindergarten through 12th grade receive immunizations to protect against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. This helps protect everyone: children, teachers, staff and the community as […]