Category Archives: HEALTH

Health Department Warns Use of Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Severe Bleeding

Written on April 17, 2018 at 5:35 pm, by

Scotland County Health Department Administrator Margaret Curry is sharing the news on the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids following a recent national health report. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Clinician Outreach message to health care providers related to the use of synthetic cannabinoids with street names such as synthetic marijuana, fake […]

New Medicare Cards Offer Greater Protection To More Than 57.7 Million Americans

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:46 pm, by

New cards, being delivered later this year,  will no longer contain Social Security numbers, to combat fraud and illegal use.   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. The new Medicare cards […]

Hospital Board Targets 10% Reduction in Expenses to Balance FY19 Budget

Written on April 5, 2018 at 11:11 am, by

The Scotland County Memorial Hospital (dba Scotland County Hospital) Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, February 26, 2018.  Those present: Curtis Ebeling,-Chairman, Joe Doubet-Vice Chairman, Judy Wilson-Secretary (arriving at 5:40 pm), Robert Neese- Treasurer, Members: Dwight DeRosear Michael Brandon, Controller, presented the Financial Report.  There was a lengthy discussion on statistics, utilization […]

Little Brother’s Bone Marrow Transplant Helps Eight-Year-Old Callie Rockhold Battle Rare Disease

Written on April 5, 2018 at 10:40 am, by

Like any eight-year-old, Callie Rockhold, enjoyed playing, hanging out with her friends  and doing gymnastics. That all changed in November. What initially appeared to be a normal cold turned out to be much, much more. Callie’s parents, Vince and Shana Rockhold became alarmed when she developed hives, to go along with a  fever. “We took […]

Victim Advocate Program to Host Mental Health Awareness Workshop in Memphis

Written on March 27, 2018 at 3:34 pm, by

The Missouri Department of Mental Health 2017 state‐level data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicate the following numbers of Missouri adults had these disorders during the past year: Any mental illness: 847,000 Serious mental Illness: 196,000 Major depressive episode: 328,000 Serious thoughts of suicide: 163,000 Substance use disorder: 376,000 Alcohol […]

Auxiliary Donates Hot Plate Warmer to Hospital  

Written on March 27, 2018 at 12:09 pm, by

  The Scotland County Care Center/Scotland County Hospital Auxiliary recently made a purchase for the Dietary Department of Scotland County Hospital.  The Auxiliary purchased a plate warmer to be housed in the kitchen of the Scotland County Care Center, which is whom the Hospital contracts for inpatient meals. The plate warmer unit heats plates, so […]

Scotland County Hospital Wins Awards for Clinical Distinction in Wound Care Center 

Written on March 15, 2018 at 12:52 pm, by

The Wound Care Center at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis has been recognized with three distinguished awards from Restorix Health®, a leader in developing and managing comprehensive wound healing facilities throughout the country.  Scotland County Hospital has received the “Clinical Distinction Award” which recognizes wound care centers that have demonstrated exceptional success in meeting or […]

Twenty-Two High School Students Gave Blood for First Time During Chester Robinson Memorial Blood Drive

Written on March 13, 2018 at 4:29 pm, by

The Red Cross community blood drive held on March 6th at the Memphis First Baptist Church was staffed by student volunteers from our own Scotland County High School. This year’s student-led drive was held in memory of Chester Robinson to honor him for his commitment to giving to this life-saving cause, and the response of […]

Scotland County Health Department Schedule

Written on February 27, 2018 at 12:49 pm, by

Thursday, March 1 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-10 a.m. for immunizations. Friday, March 2 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-3:30 p.m. for fasting blood sugars, cholesterols, blood pressure checks, immunizations, nail care, etc. Blood draws from 8-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-9 a.m. for fasting blood sugars, cholesterols, and […]

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 […]