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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Mental Health Resources

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The mission of Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives of Pike County (Mental Health Literacy Coalition) is to provide training, education and awareness to people who have contact with those who may be suffering with mental health issues.
We believe every person is worthy of living a healthy life and knows how to seek help.
Please click the link below for more information and resources....

healthy minds healthy lives flyer.pdf


Wound Care

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PCMH and Missouri Wound Care Specialists Wound Care Clinic provides a comprehensive outpatient wound care program that manages chronic or non-healing wounds.

Types of wounds treated range from burns and lacerations, diabetes related wounds, trauma and surgical wounds. The list doesn't stop there.

Ask your physician about a referral to our Wound Care Clinic, or contact us directly for an assessment, more information, or to schedule an appointment toll free at 877-295-2273


Top 20 Recognition

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

iVantage Hospital Strenght INDEX is the industry's most comprehensive rating of US acute care hospitals, and the only one to include the country's 1,300 CAHs. The results recognize that the Top Critical Access Hospitals provide a safety net to communities across rural America - measuing them across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency. The list of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and more informaiton about the study can be found at

"PCMH is proud of its efforts by physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital acheiving this designation," said Lorraine Harness, PCMH Administrator.

top 20



Pike County Community Resources

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Pike County Community Resources Guide is a valuable tool for current and new residents of Pike County. The resources in this guide enable the community to access needed resources in a quick and easy to read guide. Click the link below...

Pike County Community Resources

PCMH Financial Assistance

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Financial Assistance Application

Pike County Memorial Hospital will offer financial assistance and counseling for uninsured or underinsured people, without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, religion or national origin. Financial assistance will be available to patients receiving emergent or urgent care who seek, cooperate and qualify under specific program eligibility requirements. Financial assistance for elective care will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Assistance application must be completed within 60 days. Prior to consideration for financial assistance all possible payment avenues will be considered first. Please print out and return all portions of the application to the business office.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 573-754-5531 ext.116

Financial Assistance Application

Annual Awards Celebration

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Radiology Room added at EMHS Bowling Green Clinic

Friday, February 27, 2015

Expansions Continue at Eastern Missouri Health Services

Pike County Memorial Hospital is now offering onsite x-ray capability to it patients at its Eastern Missouri Health Services Clinic in Bowling Green. The x-ray equipment is a new Digital x-ray machine that offers low dose radiation. The machine offers onsite providers such as Dr. Jennings, Dr. Scherder and Debra Beckman R.N.,BC, FNP, an opportunity to diagnose patients more quickly. The machine is used for various testing from chest x-rays for diagnosing pneumonia to diagnosing broken bones.  EMHS started using the innovate x-ray equipment in January and it has already helped save patients time. Dr. Scherder said, “Having x-ray capabilities in the office is a fantastic service to offer. It is so nice to be able to say “let’s do that for you right now.” It makes the entire process, from diagnosis to treatment, much more seamless.”

The radiology project was funded by an award of a $100,000.00 grant to PCMH and its primary care clinics through the Primary Care Resource Initiative for Missouri (PRIMO)/Access to Community Care Services (ACCS) program.  This grant allowed for the purchase of a Radiology system for the PCMH Bowling Green Clinic.  PCMH is committed to providing excellent personal health care using advanced technology to keep health services in our community.  This grant enhances PCMH’s continuing commitment to its patients.

The funding opportunity was specifically for Rural Health Clinics that are currently approved National Health Service Corps sites.  Eastern Missouri Health Services is an approved site. NHSG also aids in the recruitment of needed primary care physicians to our community.

Family Practice Clinics

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Bowling Green Clinic and the Louisiana Clinic are primary medical clinics owned and operated by Pike County Memorial Hospital. The clinics offer the residents of Pike County many services including allergy treatment, family practice, cardiology, gynecology, internal medicine, neurology, orthopedics, otolaryngology (ENT), pain management, podiatry, pulmonology and rheumatology. PCMH clinics offer a convenient health care option to patients and deliver sophisticated medical care close to home.

Bowling Green Clinic

PCMH Foundation Raises More than $25,000

Monday, November 12, 2012

PCMH Foundation Raises More than $25,000PCMH Foundation Raises More Than $25,000
More than $25,000 was raised Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Foundation for Pike County Memorial Hospital’s Dinner and Auction.

“The PCMH staff and the Foundation board worked extremely hard to make this event a huge success,” said Lorraine Harness, PCMH Administrator. “Best of all, visiting with so many of our supporters made the evening very enjoyable.”

More than 200 guests came to the Pike County Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 3, to support local healthcare. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase the latest technology for the second general radiology room – the radiology room that becomes so very important in emergency and multiple patient situations.

Since the Foundation began in 2004, the community has supported the organization in funding several worthy projects for the hospital. These include the hospital’s state-of-the-art emergency department, essential radiology equipment including the Dexascan and PACS system, as well as portable X-Ray units that allow for X-rays to be taken quickly and accurately.

In addition, the Foundation funded the remodeling of the Medical/Surgical Unit, an update to the dialysis unit used by so many community residents and the expansion of the Outpatient Surgery Unit.

 “We are lucky to have people in our community who recognize the importance of local healthcare,” Clay Logan, Foundation president said.

To learn more about the Foundation or make a contribution, visit the website at or call the Foundation office at (573) 754-5531.

PCMH/EMHS Diabetic Support Group

Friday, November 30, 2012

PCMH diabetic support groupPike County Memorial Hospital/Eastern Missouri Health Services Diabetic Support Group Schedule
If you are diabetic, come get some support at our diabetic support group, which meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the PCMH Dining Room. Gain insights from Marie T. Niemeyer, our Certified Diabetes Educator and get encouragement from others with the disease.

The walking club, which is available to anyone in the community starts at 6 p.m. before the regular meeting. This support group and walking club is available at no cost to participants and has speakers on a regular basis. For more information, contact Marie Niemeyer, PCMH Dietary Director, at 573-754-5531.

Diabetic Support Group Schedule:


  • Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013

PCMH Celebrates Year-End Awards

Monday, December 17, 2012

PCMH Employee of the Year: James LuckettPike County Memorial Hospital Presents Year-End Awards
At their annual Christmas gathering, Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) presented special year-end awards. James Luckett received Employee of the Year, Shari Eivins received the Joan Bruch award, and the Eastern Missouri Health Services team took home the Team of the Year honors.

“We have an amazing group of employees at PCMH, and I’m so glad that we get to celebrate our accomplishments through the recognition of these extraordinary individuals,” said Lorraine Harness, PCMH administrator.

Luckett works in the food service department and has worked for PCMH since June 2010. He has brought years of experience in the restaurant business and presents food for PCMH diners in an appealing and appetizing manner. The employee of the year is selected by the PCMH staff. The award reflects professionalism within the department, collaborative efforts between departments or individual actions over and above the employee’s position.

One co-worker said, “James is courteous and friendly to all who come through the cafeteria. He is energetic, enthusiastic and creative, and many people love the food that he makes.””

PCMH Joan Bruch Award 2012: Shari EivinsThe Joann Bruch award was presented to Shari Eivins. Joan Bruch was a PCMH team member who championed community service, and this award recognizes employees who showcase that same initiative. Eivins’s commitment to the hospital and to the community has included service to the Edgewood Baptist Church, Twin Pike Family YMCA Board of Directors member andparticipation in numerous youth activities including Eolia Khoury League and the Missouri Rockets. Shari, her husband, Scott, and their four active boys live in Eolia.

PCMH Team of the Year 2012: Eastern Missouri Health Service ClinicsTeam of the Year honors went to the Eastern Missouri Health Services team for their great teamwork and desire to keep patient care as the number one priority. This team is composed of Dr. Shawn Holcomb; Dr. Stephen Justice; Debbie Beckman, FNP; Beth Brothers, FNP; Tami Schneidler, EMHS clinics director; Terri Benedetto; Susan Conner; Ashley Ebbing; Tracy Florea; Corrie Gaston; Phyllis Gladney; Joyce Henry; Gay Lynn Hipes; Rita Jennings; Tara Lammy; Barb Long; Andrea Orf; Lucy Price; Lynn Reuther; Kristin Southerland; Katie Starks; Roxy Stevens-Latta; Jessica Stoops; Pauline Tophinke; and Kayla Walker.

One nominator said, “The staff exhibit ownership for the hospital/clinic by participating and working hard to expand services, learn new roles and work as a team to take excellent care of our patients.”

PCMH 2012 Service AwardsDuring the evening, service awards were also presented to staff for their years of service at PCMH.

Five years: Terri Benedetto, Shari Eivins, Jeremy Gruen, Tammy Hall, Mary Anne Harris, Crystal Ingram, Lynn Reuther, Kristin Southerland, John Wickliffe, Kaye Winchell

10 years: Hattie Durham, Janet Kirks, Lynn Turner

15 years: Stacey Meers, Gary Moore

25 years: Allan Bolton, Sherry Grote

30 years: Margie Jamieson

40 years: Ellen Dillender


Photo captions

Employee of the Year.jpg: James Luckett was selected as the 2012 PCMH Employee of the Year. Luckett is from Eolia.

 Joan Bruch.jpg: Shari Eivins was awarded the Joan Bruch award for her dedication to the hospital and community service. Bruch was a PCMH employee who championed community service.

Team of the Year.jpg: (l to r) The Eastern Missouri Health Services Team is the 2012 PCMH Team of the Year. Back row: Joyce Henry, Lucy Price, Rita Jennings; Middle Row: Dr. Shawn Holcomb, Beth Brothers, FNP, Tami Schneidler, Barb Long, Roxy Stevens-Latta; Front Row: Kayla Walker, Jessica Stoops; Not pictured: Terri Benedetto, Susan Conner, Ashley Ebbing, Tracy Florea, Corrie Gaston, Phyllis Gladney, Gay Lynn Hipes, Tara Lammy, Andrea Orf, Lynn Reuther, Kristin Southerland, Katie Starks, Pauline Tophinke

Service Awards.jpg: PCMH Service Awards were given at the Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 7. (l to r) Back Row:  Shari Eivins, Sherry Grote, Crystal Ingram; Front Row: Ellen Dillender, Mary Anne Harris, Hattie Durham, Tammy Hall; Not pictured: Terri Benedetto, Jeremy Gruen, Lynn Reuther, Kristin Southerland, John Wickliffe, Kaye Winchell

Stroke Awareness

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

PCMH Spreads Awareness about Stroke This May

PCMH Spreads Awareness about Stroke

About 795,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year, yet most people in the U.S. cannot identify stroke warning signs or risk factors. Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) is encouraging the residents of Pike County to educate themselves about the signs of stroke during National Stroke Awareness Month.

“Many strokes – some studies indicate up to 80 percent – can be prevented through risk factor management,” said Tony Keele, PCMH Director of Cardiopulmonary. “There is no doubt that more education about stroke is needed.”

More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the United States, and stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. To honor National Stroke Awareness Month, PCMH is taking a lead from National Stroke Association and striving to educate people in Pike County about risk factor management and how to recognize and respond to warning signs. Learn more at

Did You Know?

  • Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • Between 1998 and 2008, the annual stroke death rate fell 34.8 percent in the United States. The actual number of stroke deaths declined 19.4 percent.
  • By 2030, it is estimated that 4 million people will have had a stroke. This is nearly 25% higher than 2010 estimates.
  • Stroke is an emergency! It’s important to learn stroke warning signs and how to respond to them. Emergency treatment may be available if a stroke is recognized FAST and 9-1-1 is called. Use the FAST test to remember warning signs:
    • Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
    • Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
    • Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
    • Time: If you see any one of these signs, call 911 immediately.

PCMH Gives Patients a Lift

Saturday, June 30, 2012

PCMH Gives Patients a Lift Pike County Memorial Hospital is continuing to put patient safety first with the installation of several pieces of safe patient handling equipment. PCMH Gives Patients a Lift
Pike County Memorial Hospital is continuing to put patient safety first with the installation of several pieces of safe patient handling equipment.

The purpose of PCMH’s safe patient handling program is to keep patients safer and decrease the potential for injuries by obtaining the latest technology in equipment for transferring patients and training employees. Patients at Pike County Memorial Hospital experience increased safety, comfort and dignity, said Judy Prater, director of nursing.

“When you secure a patient in a sling that fits them comfortably, you are providing a better, safer transfer process for that patient,” she said.

PCMH has installed several pieces of equipment, including the ErgoNurse, the Total Lift and the SARA Plus, to move patients safely and comfortably.

“The ErgoNurse is a bed repositioning system that transfers the patient with the use of bed sheets in a no-lift way, and it has been a blessing to have,” said Lisa Pitzer, PCMH Medical and Surgical director. “Not only is it easy to use, but the patient is comfortable and safe.”  

The Total Lift features a sturdy sling that carefully lifts the patient from bed to chair and back at the touch of a button, and the SARA Plus allows patients to safely rise from a chair to a standing position with support.

But patients are not the only ones benefiting from the use of this assistive equipment. Every day, the average nurse is said to lift 1.8 tons per shift. The new equipment at PCMH will benefit nurses and caregivers by decreasing the possibility of injuries when transferring patients.

“Investment in this equipment has resulted in increased safety and satisfaction for our patients and a better working environment for employees,” said Lorraine Harness, PCMH administrator.  


Photo Caption: Total Lift. (l to r) Tami Schneidler, RN; Roxy Latta, RN; and Kayla Walker, LPN, use the Total Lift to move a patient. This piece of equipment features a sturdy sling that carefully lifts the patient from bed to chair and back at the touch of a button.

MASH Camp Fun!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

MASH Camp at PCMH - science is fun!PCMH Shows Local Students that Science can be Fun
PCMH teamed with AHEC to teach local students about health and science careers

Madison Perkins, 11, wants to be a doctor when she grows up. On June 28-29, she had a taste of realizing that dream by attending M*A*S*H camp at Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH).

“The M*A*S*H program gives students an inside look at various medical professions and is designed to spark students’ interest in the medical field,” said Tami Schneidler, Louisiana Clinic supervisor and MASH Camp coordinator. “We’re delighted to host the MASH camp at PCMH.”

M*A*S*H Camp, or the Missouri AHEC Science and Health camp, is a hands-on exploration of careers in health and science. Twenty-three students in 5th, 6th and 7th grade from Bowling Green, Clopton and Louisiana attended.

Students were exposed to a wide range of careers including nursing, physical therapy, radiology and veterinary medicine.  They also took part in a variety of hands-on activities such as applying splints, performing sutures on a chicken leg, giving injections (to an orange!), dissecting a pig eye and more.

Perkins, a Louisiana 5th grader, said her favorite activity was injecting the orange, which was part of a session about injections and diabetes.

“I liked that most because I’m diabetic,” she said. “I liked doing the injection to the orange, not me.”

A highlight for many campers was the pig eye dissection lab. Matthew Nosbush, 12, from Bowling Green, said he enjoyed dissecting the pig eye.

“I just liked cutting it open and seeing what’s all in there,” he said with a grin. 

Pike County Memorial Hospital co-sponsored M*A*S*H Camp with the Missouri Area Health Education Centers (MAHEC), Bank of Louisiana, Wal-Mart, Premier Specialty Network, Mercantile Bank of Louisiana, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Glass, Dr. Peter Perll and Dr. Francisco Garriga.

“Pike County Memorial Hospital was pleased to have another great team of M*A*S*H Camp students this year,” said Lorraine Harness, PCMH administrator. “Helping to share information and mentor the next generation of health care professionals is so important for our society and a great privilege for us.”


PCMH Employee of the Quarter: Tammy Hall

Sunday, April 1, 2012

PCMH Employee of the Quarter, Tammy HallPike County Memorial Hospital Employee of the Quarter, Tammy Hall, RN
The staff at Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) has selected Tammy Hall, RN, as the Employee of the 2nd Quarter. Lisa Pitzer, Hall’s supervisor and PCMH medical/surgical director, said that Tammy is an asset to the hospital. 

 “Tammy is very dependable and has this amazing ability to stay calm under pressure,” Pitzer said. “She works well with staff and physicians and is well liked by patients and visitors.”

Pitzer said that Hall has been instrumental in building and implementing the electronic medical record system, which was put into place at the hospital in December 2011.

“She has been devoted to learning all she can about the system and imparting that knowledge to others,” Pitzer said. “She is always available to help others when needed.”

Hall, who earned her RN degree from St. Charles Community College in 2004, has been a nurse for eight years and has worked at PCMH for five. She and her husband, Kevin, have two children, Griffin and Emily.

“Tammy gets the job done and is willing to take on new things without hesitation,” Pitzer said. 


Photo caption: PCMH Employee of the 2nd Quarter Announced. Tammy Hall, RN, has been selected as the PCMH Employee of the Quarter. Hall’s hard work and willingness to help others earned her the title.

PCMH Celebrates Staff

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) joined hospitals across the country in celebrating National Hospital Week last week (May 6-12). During the week, PCMH thanked their employees for their continued service to the community with a variety of events.PCMH Recognizes Staff During National Hospital Week
Pike County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) joined hospitals across the country in celebrating National Hospital Week last week (May 6-12). During the week, PCMH thanked their employees for their continued service to the community with a variety of events.

National Hospital Week, the nation’s largest health care event, is a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals that make hospitals beacons of confidence and care.

"National Hospital Week is an important time to recognize our staff and promote our mission of improving the health and wellness of the people of Pike County,” said Lorraine Harness, PCMH administrator. “We’re extremely proud of each member of our dedicated staff. They deserve sincere appreciation for the roles they play in helping us give excellent personal health care.”

National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 when it was suggested by a magazine editor who hoped a community wide celebration would alleviate public fears about hospitals. The celebration launched in Chicago, succeeded in promoting trust and goodwill among members of the public and eventually spread to facilities across the country.

PCMH started the employee appreciation week with ice cream floats on Monday, and staff were treated to breakfast on Tuesday. Wednesday brought Cardinals Day, and employees wore clothing to support their favorite team. The Relay for Life team provided cookies for Thursday, and the week-long celebration ended with a big hospital-wide BBQ on Friday afternoon.

“Our staff members are our foundation,” said Dan Jones, Human Resources director. “Their commitment to quality is unwavering and this week belongs to them.”

Nearly $18,000 raised in PCMH Foundation Tee Off Fore Tots

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

More than sixty golfers, representing community leaders, vendors and sponsors, gathered on Thursday, May 24, for the tournament. In addition, many who could not play in the tournament sent donations for the event. Sponsored by the Foundation for the Pike County Memorial Hospital, nearly $18,000 was raised to benefit area youth who cannot afford healthcare.  PCMH: Nearly $18,000 Raised in Golf Tournament to Benefit Pike County Youth
Pike County residents joined the Foundation for Pike County Memorial Hospital to raise money for kids

The day was hot, sunny and perfect for golfing. At least that’s what Amber Shafer thought as she got ready to play in the Pike County Memorial Hospital’s 16th Annual Tee-Off for Tots golf tournament. Shafer, Bank of Louisiana president, has played in the tournament for the last six years.

“The PCMH Foundation is a critical element in keeping the hospital a vital part of the community, so we do not have to travel far for medical services,” she said. 

More than sixty golfers, representing community leaders, vendors and sponsors, gathered on Thursday, May 24, for the tournament. In addition, many who could not play in the tournament sent donations for the event. Sponsored by the Foundation for the Pike County Memorial Hospital, nearly $18,000 was raised to benefit area youth who cannot afford healthcare. 

 “Proceeds from our annual golf tournaments have helped us considerably over the years. This year's proceeds will benefit area youth who need healthcare but don’t have the funds,” said Lorraine Harness, PCMH administrator. “The success of this hospital depends upon the sustained assistance of caring and concerned hospital employees, volunteers and caring individuals and businesses throughout the community. We thank everyone involved in our annual golf tournament.”

Held at Eagles Bluff Golf Club in Clarksville, the golf tournament began at 10 a.m., with golfers finishing the day with dinner and an awards ceremony. First place went to the Pinnacle Health Group team, and second place was captured by US Bank.

Although her team did not win the tournament, Shafer was very happy with their finish.

“The weather was outstanding this year, it was great to play on a full 18 holes, and our bank team shot 10 under!” she said. “It was our best showing yet!”

PCMH Encourages Farm Safety

Monday, September 17, 2012

Pike County Memorial Hospital encourages farm safety during National Farm Safety Week. Here are some farm safety tips!

  • Tractors should have rollover protection structures (ROPS).
  • If slow moving farm equipment is being operated on a public road, be sure it has a
  • properly mounted SMV emblem with lighting that is clean and in working order.
  • The vehicle must be operated at a reasonable speed, by an adult wearing a seat belt.
  • When farm workers are using machinery, be sure they are not wearing items that could
  • become entangled in moving machine parts; i.e., jewelry, drawstrings, bandannas, or
  • loose clothing.
  • Farm workers using all-terrain vehicles should be wearing helmets, goggles, pants,
  • work boots, gloves and long sleeves.
  • Workers handling hay, grain, or silage inside structures should be wearing dust masks.
  • Farm workers mixing or applying chemicals need to wear proper clothing and personal
  • protective equipment, according to whether the chemical is in concentrated or diluted
  • form (see chemical label recommendations).
  • Have activities and chores appropriate to the age(s) of children. Remember: unusual
  • responsibility may be admirable in advanced youngsters, but consider what is unsafe
  • for the average child.
  • There should be visible safety measures around the farm, i.e., fire extinguishers
  • mounted prominently in barns, sheds and other outbuildings.
  • Have areas free of clutter; with well-maintained machinery and equipment.

Meet our Physical Therapists

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

PCMH Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
Meet our Physical Therapy Department Staff

athletic trainer

Patrick Cuppy, DPT; Eric Schaffer, ATC ;Brett Hamilton, ATC (not pictured); Lindsey Johnson, DPT;
Stacey Meers, PT; Keith Oakes, MPT,Director

We provide comprehensive coverage for recovery from surgery, injuries and pain management. From rehab by skilled clinicians, to assessment by a certified athletic trainer, to ImPACT testing for concussion management and optimal return to play, PCMH Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine understands the needs of Pike County. You can come to either of our locations to see one of our therapists. Visit the offices in Bowling Green (573-324-3105) and Louisiana (573-754-5531 x335)


Sunday, January 1, 2012


Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA)

This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.