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.
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.