Category Archives: HEALTH

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 […]

New Measures In Fight Against Opioid Crisis Now in Effect

Written on September 5, 2017 at 6:34 pm, by

This past July, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed into law new opioids legislation, and Scotland County Health Department Director Margaret Curry reminds area residents that these measures went into effect August 28, 2017, giving Missourians three new tools in the fight against this epidemic. Two of these measures are aimed at saving lives in the […]

Life Line Screenings to Be Offered in Memphis

Written on September 5, 2017 at 2:29 pm, by

Residents living in and around the Memphis area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.  Scotland County Fitness Center will host this community event on September 20th. Screenings can check for the level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to […]

County Commission Addresses Health Department’s Food Ordinance

Written on August 8, 2017 at 6:18 pm, by

A recently enacted ordinance impacting area restaurants and food preparers has landed the Scotland County Commission in hot water even though the local leaders had nothing to do with cooking up the new law. Once the bills for the new annual permit fee went out in July to restaurants, the Commission reported beginning to receive […]

American Red Cross Collects 81 Units During Community Blood Drive

Written on August 8, 2017 at 3:02 pm, by

The American Red Cross held their summer community blood drive on August 1st at the First Baptist Church in Memphis. There were eighty-eight people from our community who came out to donate and from these potential donors eighty-one units were collected during the drive. We look forward to having our high-school students add to this […]

Hospital Board Hears Updates on 911 System, Daycare

Written on July 24, 2017 at 10:32 pm, by

The Scotland County Hospital Board of Directors met in open session June 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the SCH Library. Present were   Joe Doubet, Vice Chairman; Judy Wilson-Secretary, (arriving at 6:05pm); Robert Neese, Treasurer; members Dwight DeRosear and Lori Fulk. Chairman Curtis Ebeling was absent. Also attending the meeting were Dr. Randy Tobler; CEO, Dr. […]