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Mark Cater Honored As DMH Health Hero For February

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

MarkMark Cater was honored as Drew Memorial Hospital’s Health Hero for the Month on February for his eternal positive attitude and willingness to help anyone who is in need.

Mark consistently carries Drew Memorial’s Mission, Vision and Values with a smile and a gentle nature. We are proud to have him on our team.

DMH Cereal Drive

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

zDrew Memorial Hospital would like to thank everyone who helped participate in the THV11/AR Foodbank cereal drive. DMH’s mission is to help improve the health and nutrition of the people in the community. This cereal drive helped feed many hungry Arkansans in our area, by collecting well over 200 boces of cereal for Drew County youngsters..

Pictured left to right: Brittany Sears, Quality/Public Relations Coordinator, Tom Brannon, THV11 Host, Debbie Rush, Marketing Director. DMH was featured on Channel 11 with other organizations who participated. DMH hopes to raise even more for the cereal drive next year.

 

DMH Joins Summer Cereal Drive – Local Banks Are Drop Off Sites

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

zDrew Memorial Hospital is participating in the AR Foodbank and KTHV Summer Cereal Drive from now until June 28.

The Summer Cereal Drive provides hungry Arkansans with non-perishable breakfast items that are both nutritious and kid friendly. Every year, “THV11” helps fight hunger in Arkansas in the summer months and this year Drew Memorial Hospital will be helping them.

There will be a box in the front entrance of the hospital to drop the breakfast items into. Anyone that would like to help with this cause can bring items and drop them off in DMH’s collection box.

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CPR Course Interest

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Drew Memorial Hospital announces that it will offer a Basic CPR training class, if there are enough people interested. This will not be the class for health industry workers. If you are interested in learning basic CPR,
Call Tia Reid, Director of Education, Drew Memorial Hospital, at 870-460-3509

Drew Memorial Wins Quality Award

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Michael Layfield, CEO and Barbara Barnes, RN Infection Control

Michael Layfield, CEO and Barbara Barnes, RN Infection Control

Drew Memorial Hospital has earned a Hospital CAUTI Reduction Award in the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care’s annual Quality Awards program.

The Quality Awards are designed to recognize improvements in individual health care organizations’ performance in AFMC’s quality improvement projects.  The Hospital CAUTI Reduction Award recognizes hospitals that have committed to focus efforts in the reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

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DMH Auxiliary Donates $17,000 to Hospital ($45,000 in past 2 years)

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Norma Hogue, president of DMH Auxiliary and Laura Smith presented the hospital with a check for $17,000 to purchase furniture, furnishing and four Dyanamaps. 

The DMH Auxiliary was also recognized for contributing over $45,000 to purchase capital equipment in the hospital over the past two years and for all the hours and dedication they have put in for providing care for our patients and visitors. In 2010-2011 they put in over 11,000 hours and in 2011-2012 they put in over 9,000 hours.

When you see members of the Auxiliary please stop and thank them for their contribution and for all the hours they put in serving DMH patients, visitors and employees.

New Year’s Baby

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

The first baby born in 2013 at Drew Memorial Hospital was born January 3 at 8:15 am. Darrion Jackson, born to Angelica Richardson of Monticello, weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and 19 inches long. Darrion’s dad is Albert Jackson of Monticello and the baby was delivered by Dr. Jeff Reinhart.

The baby received over $1,000 in prizes from local businesses and a basket from Drew Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Donating businesses included: Commercial Bank, Union Bank, Town and Country Florist, Season’s, All Occasions, Suzie Paige 2, Fancy Nails, City Drug, Cockrell’s, Walgreens, Layne’s Steakhouse, Ray’s, Pizza Hut, Mazzio’s, Good Enuf to Eat Cakes, Cowboy’s, Drew Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

DMH Earns 3rd Governor’s Quality Award

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Drew Memorial Hospital received the Governors Quality Achievement Award for 2012 during the annual Governors Quality awards celebration held September 24th, at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock. The award was presented by Governor Beebe to DMH CEO Michael Layfield. Mr. Layfield accepted the award on behalf of all the physicians and employees of DMH who deliver excellence in quality care to their patients in Drew county and the surrounding counties day in and day out.

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CPR Class Cancelled: Healthcare Provider Class Planned

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The previously scheduled Basic CPR course scheduled for August 31st has been cancelled.

A community Healthcare Provider class has been set for Friday September 14th from 0900 till 1:00. This course is geared for nurses and persons in the healthcare industry.

Class fee is $40.00. Participants must be registered and paid by September 7th.
Call Tia Reid, RN, BSN at 460-3509 with questions.

Happy Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Article taken from DMH Newsletter archives (2010), by DMH CEO Mike Layfield.—

Mother’s Day celebrations take place all around the world, although at different times. The feelings are the same no matter where in the world it is that you may celebrate Mother’s Day.

Children and their husbands love to celebrate Mother’s Day with their Mother’s (or mother of their children), showering them with love or remembering them with love. (more…)

Drew Memorial Hospital Offering CPR Course

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Drew Memorial will be hosting a CPR course in the new conference room in the allied health building on Monday June, 4th at 2:00pm. The public is invited to attend. You will need to register for the class by May 11th in order to attend so there will be ample time to order textbooks and pick them up. The class fee will be $40.00 and this includes your textbook. Please wear comfortable clothes as you will be doing demonstrations.

Please call Tia Reid, RN, BSN, Director of Education at Drew Memorial Hospital at 870-460-3509 for further information or questions.

Dr. Tedesco Closing Monticello Practice

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE

Please be advised that effective January 3, 2012, Dr. John Tedesco will be closing his medical practice at Drew Professional Services, 750 H L Ross Drive, Monticello, Arkansas.

His medical records will be available at that address upon written request. However, if you wish to leave your medical records at Drew Professional Services, they will be happy to maintain them for you. If you have questions, please feel free to call (870) 367-3922.

Health Foundation Presents DMH with $100,000 Toward Purchase of Digital Mammography Machine

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Southeast Arkansas Health Foundation President Tom Wingard recently presented Michael Layfield, Administrator of Drew Memorial Hospital, with a check for $100,000 toward the purchase of a new digital mammography machine. The machine will be installed at the hospital by the end of the year.

“The Foundation is thrilled to have played a major role in obtaining funds for this lifesaving piece of equipment,” stated Memorie Dickson, SEAHF executive director. “This would not have been possible without generous contributions from businesses and individuals in our community. We are forever grateful for the investment that has been made in the future of healthcare for women in southeast Arkansas.”

Joining Layfield and Wingard for the check presentation were Memorie Dickson, Donna Gardner, Michael Efird, Mike Pennington, and Tonya Jacobs.

Safety Tips for the 4th of July Fireworks

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Always read directions
Always have an adult present
Use fireworks outdoor only
Light one at a time
Keep a safe distance
Never experiment with fireworks
Never use near dry grass or flammable item
Never point or throw fireworks at another person
Have a bucket of water & hose handy
Never attempt to re-light or “fix” fireworks
Do not wear loose fitting clothing
Never carry fireworks in your pocket
Fireworks are not toys

Father’s Day 2010

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Father’s Day is a celebration of fatherhood and male parenting. Father’s Day is celebrated on a variety of date’s worldwide and typically involves gift-giving, special dinners to fathers, and family gatherings. Also, remembering what our fathers taught us, both good and not so good. We usually tell special stories about our fathers, bringing to mind, why we love them so very much.

As you make plans to honor your father, stepfather, or forefathers; let’s all pause for a moment and think about what your father has done for you or is currently doing, in his role as a father. And all fathers, you need to think about your role too. Fathers play a very important role in the development and lives of their children. They are best friends, mentors, coaches, protectors; typically providing mental, physical, spiritual and financial support. A father influences the shape and direction of a child’s character and values by giving respect, care, love, discipline, encouragement, guidance, being there to just talk to, ask a question and leading through example. (more…)

DMH Receives Governor’s Quality Award from Gov. Beebe

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

GovernorsQualityAward_AchievementAward2009_LogoFifteen organizations received Governor’s Quality Awards Monday evening in Little Rock, and Drew Memorial Hospital received the second highest award possible.

IMG_4149The top award went to White River Medical Center, receiving the Governors Award for Performance Excellence. Drew Memorial Hospital received the next highest award from the Governor, the Governors Achievement Award.  Several organizations received the third place award, the Governors Commitment award and several more received the forth place award, the Governors Challenge Award. (more…)

Buddy Gets a Business Card

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

BUDDY'S CARDI was thinking the other day  about how everyone seems to want a “Business Card”. Many of us have one, serving to identify us, by providing our name, title, e-mail address and phone number, as a way to “connect” with us. (more…)

The Truth about Diet Soda

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Just because diet soda is low in calories doesn’t mean it can’t lead to weight gain.

It may have only 5 or fewer calories per serving, but emerging research suggests that consuming sugary-tasting beverages-even if they’re artificially sweetened-may lead to a high preference for sweetness overall. That means sweeter (and more caloric) cereal, bread, dessert-everything. Considering there are 15 calories in every teaspoon of sugar, that’s not good news if you’re watching your weight.

Information provided by Drew Memorial Hospital.

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