Category Archives: HEALTH

Health Department Asking for Tax Levy Increase on April Ballot

Written on February 26, 2019 at 3:59 pm, by

The Scotland County Health Department has proposed a tax increase to voters of Scotland County on April 2, 2019. The district’s ballot issue proposes to increase the tax levy from $0.15 to $0.30 to help pay for maintenance of the county health center and operations of the facility and staff. The Health Department has continually […]

SCH Board Considers Invitation to Join Crossriver Quality Health Partners

Written on February 7, 2019 at 12:53 pm, by

The Scotland County Memorial Hospital (dba Scotland County Hospital) Board of Directors met in regular session on Monday, January 21, 2019, for the joint Medical Staff/Board of Directors meeting Board members present: Curtis Ebeling, Chairman, Joe Doubet-Vice Chairman, Bob Neese-treasurer and Members  Dwight DeRosear and Lori Fulk.  Absent: Judy Wilson, Secretary Others present:  Dr. Randy […]

Health Department Reports Missouri WIC Operations, Services Remain Uninterrupted Despite Government Shutdown

Written on February 7, 2019 at 10:56 am, by

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri.The Scotland County Health Department reported that it and other Missouri WIC local agencies will continue to hold appointments with participants and will provide the same level of services and benefits. Missouri WIC has received funding to support […]

February is American Heart Month

Written on January 29, 2019 at 4:13 pm, by

American Heart Month first started in 1964 with a declaration by President Lyndon B. Johnson.  Since then, February has been dedicated to promoting the awareness of cardiovascular health.  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  Statistics for both men and women are alarming and in an effort to empower people […]

Scotland County Hospital to Purchase Memphis Community Pharmacy

Written on January 22, 2019 at 5:18 pm, by

The Scotland County Memorial Hospital (dba Scotland County Hospital) Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, December 27, 2018.   Board members present: Curtis Ebeling, Chairman, Joe Doubet-Vice Chairman, Bob Neese-treasurer and Members  Dwight DeRosear and Lori Fulk.  Absent: Judy Wilson, Secretary Others present:  Dr. Randy Tobler, CEO, Dr. Jeff Davis, CMO, Michael Brandon, […]

First Baby of the New Year Born at Scotland County Hospital

Written on January 22, 2019 at 1:39 pm, by

Scotland County Hospital in Memphis is pleased to announce the first baby born in 2019 at the Women’s Center.  Forrester Franklin Schmitz, the son of Lee and Susan Schmitz of rural Wyaconda, was born on January 16, 2019, at 4:18 pm and weighed 8 lbs, 15.6 oz and 22 inches long.  He is welcomed by […]

Hospital to Transition Management, Operations Back to Ambulance District

Written on December 14, 2018 at 11:42 am, by

The Scotland County Memorial Hospital (dba Scotland County Hospital) Board of Directors met in regular session on Thursday, November 29, 2018.   Board members present: Joe Doubet-Vice Chairman, Bob Neese-treasurer and Members Dwight DeRosear and Lori Fulk.  Vice Chairman Doubet called the meeting to order at 5:38 pm.  Heather Ayer Heather Ayer, RN, Quality Improvement & Safety, […]

Red Cross Announces Urgent Need for Blood Donations

Written on November 29, 2018 at 9:43 am, by

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. Blood donations often decline during the holidays. Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. Yet donations remain […]

Missouri Department of Insurance Reminds Seniors  Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7th

Written on November 26, 2018 at 11:03 am, by

The Missouri Department of Insurance is reminding seniors that MEDICARE open enrollment ends on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Seniors who have not yet made their plan selections for 2019 are encouraged to contact CLAIM. CLAIM provides seniors and their care givers free and unbiased help from certified counselors. Seniors can ask questions by phone or arrange […]

Preferred Family Healthcare Receives Federal Grant to Provide Mental Health Awareness Training

Written on November 20, 2018 at 11:16 am, by

Preferred Family Healthcare has received a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to implement a Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) project within twenty-seven northern Missouri counties. MHAT will offer mental health trainings targeting individuals working with the youth and young adult populations 4-25 years of age. The trainings will follow […]