September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month and Harrison County Community Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 deaths by suicide occur per day and there are an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts per year. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Registration is now open for Harrison County Community Hospital’s tenth annual Hospital Hill Fun Run & Walk, which will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The Fun Run & Walk offers 1-mile and 2.5-mile routes through Bethany, both beginning at the hospital (2600 Miller Street in Bethany).
The Harrison County Community Hospital Foundation’s annual golf fundraiser on July 12 attracted 80 golfers, the largest number of participants in the event’s 11-year history. Golfers from as far as the Kansas City area competed for $2,100 in cash prizes under sunny skies at the Bethany Country Club.
Five area high school juniors and seniors recently spent a week of summer vacation exploring careers in health care at Harrison County Community Hospital. Applicants selected for HCCH’s first Health Careers Boot Camp, held June 3–7, allowed students to job shadow in five clinical departments and interact with staff in several other departments.
Harrison County Community Hospital Foundation will host its 2019 golf tournament at the Bethany Country Club on Friday, July 12. Registration begins at 8:00 am, with a shotgun start at 9:00 am. The tournament will award $2,100 in prize money over three flights, and golfers have a chance to win $25,000 and other prizes for a hole-in-one.
Ethan Billups, a 2019 graduate of Ridgeway R-V School, earned a $1,000 college scholarship from the Harrison County Community Hospital Auxiliary. Students entering a health or medical field were eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Harrison County Community Hospital was one of 51 hospitals in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas that won a 2018 TMF Hospital Quality Improvement Gold Award by achieving gains in key clinical areas designated as national health care priorities. HCCH was one of only seven hospitals in Missouri, and the only one in northwest Missouri, to receive the Gold Award.
Harrison County Community Hospital, the South Harrison School District, emergency services agencies and other local health care facilities will all participate in a community-wide emergency exercise on Wednesday, April 17, the culmination of several weeks of planning.
Harrison County Community Hospital is offering a new opportunity for students to explore the many occupations available in health care. The first Health Careers Boot Camp will be held June 3-7 at the hospital in Bethany. Students who will be high school juniors or seniors in Fall 2019 are eligible to apply for the program.
Amy Pickren, director of inpatient services at Harrison County Community Hospital, is not sure whether to describe the photographs recently displayed in her department as “new” or “old”. Eight large, framed images showing patient care at Noll Memorial Hospital in the 1950s are now permanently displayed in the hallway outside the hospital’s patient rooms.