Pulmonary rehabilitation is an outpatient program involving exercise and education that aims to enhance the quality of life of individuals who have breathing problems caused by chronic (ongoing) lung diseases
Harrison County Community Hospital is offering free colorectal cancer screening tests during the month of March, which is set aside annually to raise awareness about the disease. The free test, a fecal occult blood test, is a rapid screening method designed to detect blood in the stool, which may indicate gastrointestinal disease. Screening kits can be picked up at the hospital, Bethany Medical Clinic, Harrison County Family Health Center, or North Harrison Medical Clinic.
The month of February is national American Heart Month, and Harrison County Community Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness of the connection between heart health and emotional health.
Harrison County Community Hospital Auxiliary is accepting applications for a $1,000 college scholarship to assist students who are planning to enter a health-related field. High school seniors in Harrison County schools are eligible to apply for the one-time funding opportunity.
Tracy C. Orton, DO, will provide an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic at Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany on the second and fourth Mondays of each month beginning February 25.
The winter season is upon us, which for many means holiday celebrations filled with family, friends. This builds anticipation for those good times; however, for others this time of year can be a reminder of lost loved ones, lack of access to family traditions, or other changes that may bring about stress and anxiety. Harrison County Community Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed to meet the unique needs of older adults over the age of 65 struggling with depression and anxiety often related to aging.
Harrison County Community Hospital’s Physical Therapy Department is now offering treatment for lymphedema, abnormal swelling that occurs most often in the arms or legs. Jenny Soriano, a registered physical therapist at the hospital in Bethany since 2015, recently became a certified lymphedema therapist after completing nine days of training.
The diagnostic imaging capabilities at Harrison County Community Hospital took a big step forward with the recent addition of permanent onsite magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRIs use a powerful magnet to create high-resolution images of the body’s organs and internal structures.
Harrison County Community Hospital recently presented a $5,800 check to the Harrison County Cancer Transportation Fund. The money was raised during the ninth annual Hospital Hill Fun Run and Walk, which was held October 13.
Harrison County Community Hospital’s speech language pathologist recently attended a workshop on the use of the Expiratory Muscle Strength Trainer (EMST) for the treatment of voice and swallowing disorders.