Category Archives: HEALTH

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. […]

Health Departments Report Missourians are Dying Every Day From Opioid Overdoses

Written on July 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm, by

Health Departments across the state of Missouri have announced support of the recent executive order by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens targeting the growing opiod epidemic. Scotland County Health Department Director Margaret Curry shared a state health department release, highlighting the fact the opioid crisis in Missouri has reached epidemic proportions. According to the state health […]

Scotland County Area Moving On Will Meet July 25th

Written on July 18, 2017 at 9:28 am, by

The Scotland County Area Moving on Program will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Methodist Church and this month’s program will be Honor Your Loved Ones.  Please bring a favorite picture of your Loved One.  Refreshments will be served. If you have […]

New Health Department Ordinance Will Regulate Food Establishments

Written on July 11, 2017 at 9:21 am, by

Normally it is the customers who are asking for the check after finishing their meal at local restaurants, but beginning in 2017 local food establishments found themselves getting stuck with the bill under a new ordinance implemented by the Scotland County health Department. On July 1st, existing restaurants and food-service establishments received a bill for […]

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 […]