Category Archives: HEALTH

Scotland County Hospital to Offer Geriatric Group Counseling through Senior Life Solutions  

Written on February 20, 2018 at 1:06 pm, by

Scotland County Hospital & Clinics is pleased to announce a partnership with Senior Life Solutions. Senior Life Solutions will be located in the Hospital’s Annex Building and sharing the building with International Eyecare Center, near Memphis Medical Services and the Women’s Center, off Watkins Street in Memphis. Aging brings many joys – more time with […]

Auditors Discuss Consolidation Options at January Hospital Board Meeting

Written on February 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm, by

The Scotland County Hospital Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, January 25, 2018.  Those present: Curtis Ebeling,-Chairman (Arriving at 6:00 pm), Joe Doubet-Vice Chairman, Judy Wilson-Secretary, Robert Neese- Treasurer, Members: Dwight DeRosear, Lori Fulk (Arriving 5:40 pm). Vice Chairman Doubet called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm, in the absence of […]

Health Department Working to Prevent Heart Disease in Adults and Children

Written on February 6, 2018 at 12:50 pm, by

The month of February is American Heart Month and includes National Wear Red Day. The Scotland County Health Department reminds area residents that both of these campaigns seek to remind Americans and Missourians to focus on their hearts and work together to build a culture of health in the state.  Dr. Randall Williams, director of […]

Scotland Hospital CEO Helps Lead Missouri Telehealth Summit

Written on February 6, 2018 at 10:12 am, by

Hundreds of health and policy experts attend annual conference Advances in telecom-munications technology offer new ways to improve access to high-quality health care in rural areas, according to a panel of hospital leaders at the Missouri Telehealth Summit in Jefferson City. Scotland Hospital CEO Randy Tobler, MD, FACOG, led the Feb. 1 panel discussion organized […]

Scotland County Health Department Reports Busy 2017

Written on January 30, 2018 at 1:22 pm, by

The Scotland County Health Department kept busy in 2017 according to statistics recently released by Administrator Margaret Curry in the department’s annual report. These activities included 37 communicable disease reports, ranging from influenza, and hepatitis C, to dog bites (rabies), and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Communicable disease surveillance is a multi-component system that monitors and […]

Federal Government Shutdown Not Impacting Local WIC Programs

Written on January 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm, by

While the battle rages in Washington D.C. over the federal budget impasse, which has resulted in a partial government shutdown, local health officials are reporting at least one important program will not be impacted locally. “Although the federal government shutdown has been announced, the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, […]

Community Blood Drive Brings in Sixty-One Pints of Blood

Written on January 23, 2018 at 2:16 pm, by

The Community Blood Drive held on January 9th brought in sixty-one units of blood for the American Red Cross.  Three local high school students, Jena Frederick, Conner Harrison, and Elizabeth Preece, added their names to the donor’s list.  Congratulations to these first-time donors.  May their efforts encourage other students, staff, and faculty to consider giving […]

Take Action to Prevent the Flu

Written on January 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm, by

Missouri’s flu activity for 2017-2018 is showing widespread. The season currently is very similar to what was seen during the 2014-2015 flu season, both in the timing and amount of cases reported. A season total of almost 31,000 cases were reported to the Department of Health and Senior Services through the first week of 2018 […]

Hospital Board Votes to Move Forward With ‘Tiger Cub Care’ Daycare Program for Employees’ Children

Written on January 10, 2018 at 4:24 pm, by

The governing board of the Scotland County Hospital met on Thursday, December 28th at 5:30 p.m. Present were Curtis Ebeling-Chairman, (arriving 6:00 pm), Joe Doubet- Vice Chairman, Judy Wilson-Secretary, Robert Neese-Treasurer, Members Dwight DeRosear, Lori Fulk (arriving 5:40 pm.) Others present were Dr. Randy Tobler; CEO, Dr.  Jeff Davis, CMO, Michael Brandon, Controller, Elizabeth Guffey, […]

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, […]