Bras For A Cause Breast Cancer Awareness Event
The Radiology Department at PCMH is hosting a Bras For A Cause event! It is our light-hearted way of supporting such a serious cause. We are encouraging everyone to decorate a bra and bring it to the hospital to be showcased in our lobby! The winning entries will be chosen on Friday, October 27th at 10am and will be displayed year round in the Radiology Department!
Christmas in October Final Book Sale at The Gift Shop at PCMH
Stop by The Gift Shop at PCMH on Tuesday, October 24, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm for the Christmas in October Final Book Fair Sale!
October 2023 - Flu, Pneumonia, and Covid Shot Clinics
Get your flu, pneumonia, or covid shots at one of our upcoming drive thru clinics!
November 7, 2023 - Blood Drive at PCMH
Every drop counts! Your one donation can save up to three lives. Let's come together as a community and make a difference by giving the gift of life.
Why should you donate?
It's Safe: Our team follows strict safety protocols to ensure a clean and safe environment.
It's Easy: The donation process is simple and only takes about 10-15 minutes.
It's Rewarding: Knowing you've helped someone in need is a feeling like no other.
Please remember to:
Eat a healthy meal before donating.
Bring a photo ID.
Spread the word! Share this with friends and family. Let's make this blood drive a huge success!
PCMH Foundation SXS and Jeep Run - Hunting For Health
November 4th- Save the Date!!
PCMH is having a "Hunting For Health" Side by Side and Jeep Run! We will be stopping at the Pike County Fairgraounds, Brown's Auto Body in Louisiana, Cherry's in Clarksville , Mcdingerz in Eolia, and Southside in Bowling Green. Grab N Go BBQ will be available for purchase during registration and you have a chance to win a Pit Boss Table Top Wood Pellet Grill and Accessory Basket or the 2nd Place Prize of a "Too Hot To Handle" Firepit Bundle!!
More details will be coming soon... but you won't want to miss this event!
Health Fair Community Outreach
Thank you to everyone who works at the BG Men's Prison and the Vandalia Women's Prison who stopped at our booth at the annual Health & Benefits Fair to get their annual PSA screening, cardiac profile, and flu shot! We had a great time and enjoyed being able to help our community!
Pictured from left to right - Angie Knight, Paulette Powelson and Sarah Cammack*posted 9/20/2023
What is the Swing Bed Program?
What is the Swing Bed Program at PCMH?
Well, it is a specialized healthcare service designed to support patients in their journey to recovery and independence. It is an alternative to traditional hospital care, offering a unique blend of skilled nursing and rehabilitative services in a comfortable and nurturing environment.
What really sets the Swing Bed Program apart is the level of personalized attention and care patients receive. Unlike in traditional acute care, where patients may only see their doctors briefly each day, Swing Bed patients have access to a team of healthcare professionals who work together to create a comprehensive care plan. This team includes doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers, and other specialists as needed.
Right here at home.
Join us on September 26th to learn more about this amazing program!
FREE Prostate Screening at PCMH On September 25th, 2023
PCMH is committed to the health of our community and will be offering FREE Prostate Screenings on Monday, September 25th from 3-7pm!
PCMH Was Awarded The Firehouse Subs Grant For UTV Purchase
The PCMH EMS Crew has been hard at work! They have spent the last week continuing their education on Advanced Airway Training. This is a key component in CPR, emergency medicine, and intensive care medicine. It requires advanced skill and techniques to become proficient, and the whole team mastered the class!
We are excited to provide our community with the best possible care, especially in emergency situations
PCMH Was Awarded The Firehouse Subs Grant For UTV Purchase
On Thursday, August 17th we celebrated the PCMH EMS and Firehouse Subs!
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recently awarded a grant to Pike County Memorial Hospital to purchase a 2023 Polaris UTV. The new equipment will allow our first responders to be better prepared in emergency situations and protect the citizens of Pike County.
The UTV will be used to aid in the emergency medical response by EMS to Pike County Missouri. A majority of the county is farm land and gravel roads, and this increases the risk of medical needs in the in the locations that would not be easily accessed or potentially inaccessible with an ambulance. The grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will allow us to provide the best possible care for our community.
Thank you so much for your support and generosity!
PCMH Is Honored at Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Meeting
The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce honored PCMH as the August Member of the Month at the last meeting. Chamber President Katie Niedner Besaw presented the award to CEO Tylie Mills and Marketing Director Sarrah Gigous. Thank you so much for recognizing our dedication to the community!
PCMH Assists in Heroic Rescue
In a heartwarming display of community support and cooperation, the EMS team from Pike County Memorial Hospital recently joined forces with multiple fire departments and a K9 unit to locate two lost boys, ages 4 and 5, who went missing while playing in the woods.
During this critical search, one of Pike County Memorial Hospital's exceptional paramedics and EMS Supervisor, Chris Smith, displayed his unwavering dedication and skill. With a keen eye and quick thinking, Chris successfully located one of the lost boys and ensured his safe return to his grateful mother. This emotional reunion was met with immense relief, as the community came together to support the family in their moment of need.
The mother of the rescued children expressed her gratitude, giving thanks for the swift response and professionalism of all the emergency responders. They boys didn’t realize that there was a search party going on for them. So they thought it was great that so many people showed up to join them on their "walk", and they even got dinosaurs from the PCMH ambulance team!
The successful rescue mission serves as a testament to the dedication and expertise of our EMS team at Pike County Memorial Hospital, as well as the outstanding collaboration between various emergency response agencies. The commitment to serving and protecting the community during times of crisis is what sets Pike County apart.
At PCMH, we take immense pride in our team's ability to respond promptly to emergencies and lend a helping hand to those in need. Our community's safety and well-being are at the heart of everything we do, and this rescue is a true reflection of that commitment.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the search and rescue mission for their tireless efforts and selflessness. It is times like these that remind us of the strength and compassion that unite our community, making Pike County a place where we stand together, no matter the circumstances.
PCMH performs first ACL total reconstruction surgery
Pike County Memorial Hospital's surgery department reached a very special milestone in its history - On 12/18/18 the surgical staff, along with Dr. Melander, DO, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon performed the first ACL reconstruction with an allograft (cadaver tendon) at PCMH. This ACL or anterior cruciate ligament, is located within the knee and connects the tibia (shin bone) to the femur (thigh bone). An ACL reconstruction surgery is performed by making one small incision on or around the knee and introducing a small camera or, knee arthroscopy, to visualize the ligament. The surgeon will then make other small incisions on or around the knee to successfully complete the ACL reconstruction via introduction of other instruments. The most exciting aspect of this surgery is that the surgeon actually removes the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and replaces it with donated tissue; an allograft.
"This is very exciting for PCMH. We have successfully developed a process to deliver this gold standard of care for ACL tears," said Janie White, Surgery Director for PCMH. "It's also very exciting that we will be able to offer this procedure here at PCMH. Individuals now have the opportunity to have this procedure done very close to home. Once surgery is complete then they have the physical therapy group here at PCMH to work with them for complete rehabilitation."
The ability of Pike County Memorial Hospital to be able to perform this type of procedure is a reminder that the hospital is ever growing and expanding its abilities to be able to continue to provide the most up to date services for our community.
Pike County Memorial Hospital Once Again Earns the Join Commission's Gold Seal of Approval
Pike County Memorial Hospital has once again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
PCMH underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite survey in August 2018. This survey is done every 36 months. During the review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated compliance with hospital standards related to several areas, including emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, and medication management. Surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
"Pike County Memorial Hospital is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation," said Tylie Mills, CEO, PCMH. "We will continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community."
The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. More than 4,000 general, children's, long-term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals currently maintain accreditation from The Joint Commission, awarded for a three-year period. In addition, approximately 360 critical access hospitals maintain accreditation through a separate program.
"Joint Commission accreditation provides hospitals with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas from the enhancement of staff education to the improvement of daily business operations," said Mark G. Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Division of Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. "In addition, our accreditation helps hospitals enhance their risk management and risk reduction strategies. We commend Pike County Memorial Hospital for its efforts to become a quality improvement organization."
The Joint Commission's hospital standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help hospitals measure, assess and improve performance.
Mills Named CEO at Pike County Memorial Hospital
Tylie Mills has been named the new Chief Executive Officer for Pike County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Mills will replace Justin Selle the current CEO after his last day on August 3, 2018.
The PCMH Chairman of the Board Kevin Keely said, "The PCMH Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Tylie Mills as the next CEO. We are excited to have a local person that is more than capable of leading our County hospital into the future. Her experiences and education give her the leadership and knowledge that is needed in this ever changing health care business. The Board looks forward to working with Mrs. Mills to grow our services and continue the great work Justin Selle has done for PCMH."
Mrs. Mills is currently the Director of Nursing at PCMH and will transition into her new role over the next few weeks. Before her DON role she was the emergency department and EMS director for PCMH. Mrs. Mills has her bachelors of science in Nursing and her masters in healthcare administration.
Mrs. Mills said, "I am honored and excited to serve my community as the new CEO of PCMH. Ensuring high quality patient safety and care to our patients is my top priority. I plan to continue to assess our community needs and bring new services to our hospital to support the growing needs of our community. I am dedicated to becoming the choice of care for our community as well as providing a great place to work for our PMCH team."
Pike County Memorial Hospital is an award winning critical access serving the needs of the surrounding communities since 1928. To date, PCMH employs over 200 people and has continued to add services to the many programs offered at the hospital.
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