Category Archives: HEALTH

Hospital Celebrates National Hospital Week, Recognizes Employees’ Years of Service

Written on May 30, 2017 at 3:24 pm, by

The Scotland County Hospital (SCH) Employee Committee in Memphis recognized employees for their years of service with the organization and awarded service pins this month during National Hospital Week.  The Hospital is in its 47th year of providing healthcare services in the community and opened its doors on July 20, 1970. There are several employees […]

First Baptist Church Hosts Spring Blood Drive

Written on May 16, 2017 at 2:54 pm, by

Our spring community blood drive held on May 9th resulted in the donation of sixty-four units of blood to the American Red Cross. We would like to thank all those who took time out of their day to come out and give to this life-saving cause. Congratulations to all those who reached goals in giving […]

Local Relay for Life Joining Forces With Knox County for June Event

Written on May 16, 2017 at 9:44 am, by

It’s Relay For Life season again and things are a little different this year for residents of Scotland County.  For the first time in over 15 years, there will not be a Relay on our courthouse square. Leadership at American Cancer Society met in September 2016 with the result being a commitment to double their […]

New Medical Staff Officers Elected at Scotland County Hospital     

Written on May 9, 2017 at 6:37 pm, by

The new medical staff officers of Scotland County Hospital are (L to R) Lisa Rollison, DO (Chief of Staff); Shane Wilson, DO, (Vice Chief of Staff) and Heather Martin, DO, (Secretary).The new medical staff officers of Scotland County Hospital officially took office at their April meeting.  Lisa Rollison, DO, will serve as the Chief of […]

Time to Get Stroke Savvy

Written on May 4, 2017 at 9:24 am, by

Public Encouraged to Learn Warning Signs, Prevention and Treatment Tips For May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month With more than 795,000 strokes occurring every year in the United States across the age spectrum, it is critical that all Americans adopt preventive lifestyle habits, know the warning signs, and understand the treatment options available to […]

Build Better Bones with Milk, Yogurt, Cheese 

Written on May 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm, by

Parents want children to grow up strong and healthy. And most know that having strong bones is an important part of being healthy. Building bone mass during childhood and teen years also sets the stage for bone health as we get older. One key to boosting bones at any age is eating calcium-rich foods like […]

Preparation is Key to Successful Blood Donation

Written on April 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm, by

Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need.  Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and help ensure a good donation experience. The Red Cross recommends getting a good night’s sleep, eating a […]

Sheriff’s Office to Offer Drug Take Back Day

Written on April 25, 2017 at 3:56 pm, by

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017. Expired or no longer needed prescription drugs can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office on the north end of the lower floor of the Courthouse in Memphis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. While the Sheriff’s […]

Melanoma Monday – Early Detection of Skin Cancer Saves Lives

Written on April 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm, by

According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, probably making up more than half of all diagnosed cases of cancer.  The incidence of skin cancer is rising dramatically in the United States.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer, […]

Blessing Hospital Recognizes Four Members of Scotland County Ambulance Crew as Stroke Care Heroes

Written on April 18, 2017 at 1:55 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield Blessing Hospital recently recognized four members of the Scotland County Ambulance Crew as Stroke Care Heroes for achieving “Door to Needle Time for a Stroke Patient in Less than 60 Minutes”.  Erick Byrn, Derek Ambrose, Angie Gilbert, and Rick Hale, were all on the scene at the Jim and Kathy Campbell residence […]