Major Depression Screening Recommended

Sunday, 11 January 2004 19:26

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a report last year (July 2002) recommending that patients receive depression screening at their primary health care physician’s office. The report indicated that “Depressive disorders are common, chronic and costly”. “The World Health Organization identified major depression as the fourth leading cause of worldwide disease…

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s Diabetes

Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:25

The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to Memorial Hospital of Union County’s program. ADA believes that this program offers high-quality diabetes self-management education as an essential component of effective diabetes treatment

Choosing The Right Fitness Facility For You

Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:24

What makes a fitness facility the best one for you? There are a number of things to consider when selecting the one that best meets your health status and fitness needs. Depending on your age and goals; consider the following to find the facility that is best suited for you.

"Early detection of breast cancer translates into greater likelihood of a long-term cure," says Charles Muncrief, DO, board-certified radiologist on staff at Memorial Hospital of Union County. "That's the reason for yearly screenings. It's also why we continually look for innovative ways to increase our ability to find breast cancer in the earliest stages."

With Ohio's new concealed carry law taking effect April 8th individuals with a license are permitted to carry concealed handguns. The law does provide for exceptions to the law, specifically stating that concealed handguns are prohibited in law enforcement offices, airports, churches, schools, and day care centers among others. It also specifically prohibits them in "buildings owned or leased by Ohio or any political subdivision of Ohio." So while hospitals and long-term care facilities, in general, are not listed as an exception, Memorial Hospital and The Gables, as county facilities, are covered. To reinforce the exception, Memorial has developed a policy to comply with the law. Signs clearly stating the prohibition will be posted in conspicuous locations alerting patients, visitors, employees, volunteers, medical staff and vendors. The only individuals permitted to carry a firearm on hospital premises are law enforcement officers. The hospital's policy answers many of the questions and "what ifs?" as they relate to patients and staff. Looking at a few:

The Memorial Hospital of Union County Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the hiring of Olas (Chip) A. Hubbs III as its new president and Chief Executive Officer. Following a five-month national search, the Board of Trustees is very pleased with its outcome. Ann Allen, Chair of the board states, "While we were fortunate to interview many outstanding candidates, we felt that Chip best matched the combination of leadership, competence, interactive skills, work ethic, energy level, and service orientation that we sought. He is well-known and respected, both within Ohio and nationally, and we look forward to a very bright future under his guidance."

The Health Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County and the Union County Health Department have partnered to form a smoking cessation program. Funds from a grant from the Tobacco Use, Prevention and Control Foundation allow this program to be offered for a fee of only $25.

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