Category Archives: HEALTH

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 […]

Memphis Community Pharmacy Opens at Scotland County Hospital         

Written on April 18, 2017 at 10:31 am, by

Scotland County Hospital and adjoining Memphis Medical Services are pleased to announce the opening of a new community retail pharmacy located in the lobby of Memphis Medical Services.  Memphis Community Pharmacy is a full-service retail pharmacy giving hospital & clinic patients direct access to their prescriptions, right in the clinic lobby.  The new pharmacy is […]

Scotland County Hospital Chief of Surgery Offers Advice on the Prevention of Colon Cancer

Written on March 30, 2017 at 10:24 am, by

by Celeste Miller-Parish, DO   Did you ever wish you could prevent cancer?  It is possible with one type of cancer, Colon Cancer. Most cancers can only be treated after they show up.  Colon cancer has about a 10 year process of developing from polyps before it becomes a cancer.  During this time, if the […]

Health Department Forming Community Group to Address Drug, Alcohol Abuse

Written on March 28, 2017 at 4:09 pm, by

Drug and alcohol abuse are health problems that plague communities across America. The Scotland County Health Department recently began asking people to discuss ways to reduce these problems in the community.  For the past three months Preferred Family Healthcare’s Prevention Department has been working with the Health Department to create a community group and asking Scotland County residents about […]

Scotland County Health Department Schedule

Written on March 14, 2017 at 8:11 pm, by

Thursday, March 16 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8-10 a.m. for immunizations.  Nurse available at the Scotland County Nutrition Site from 11:00 a.m.-Noon for blood pressure checks. Friday, March 17 – Walk-in clinic hours from 8:00-3:30 for fasting blood sugars, cholesterols, blood draws, blood pressure checks, immunizations, nail care, etc. Tuesday, March 21 –Walk-in clinic […]

SCR-I Students Staff Recent Blood Drive

Written on March 14, 2017 at 5:57 pm, by

The Red Cross community blood drive held on March 7th at the Memphis First Baptist Church was staffed by student volunteers from our own Scotland County High School. For the past three years our high-school students have served as the local volunteers for the March blood drive taking on the responsibility of setting up the […]

Auxiliary Donates Training Manikin to Care Center 

Written on February 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm, by

The Scotland County Care Center/Scotland County Hospital Auxiliary recently made a contribution to the Scotland County Care Center in order for the Nursing Department to purchase a training manikin.  The new manikin offers a complete life-like range of motion for realistic patient positioning and moves like a person.  The manikin is lightweight and simulates a […]