Archive for April 2017

#8wks25k

Thinking of trying a 5k but you don’t know where to begin?  Let the Patrick Rehab-Wellness Center help! Our new 8 weeks to 5k class is designed to to help those who are new to jogging and running train to complete the Firecracker Chase on June 24th or a similar event. About the Class: Start…

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Water Aerobics: Add a Splash of Fun into your Workout Routine

Benefits of Water Aerobics   Do you love swimming? With summer quickly approaching, pool season is near!! While you are splashing around and swimming, think about working out in the pool! Water aerobics has many benefits; here are just a few examples: Low risk for injury Water provides resistance to help build strength Cardiovascular workout…

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April 25, 2017 is declared LHS Day

Today, April 25, 2017, has been officially declared the date of Lincoln Health System’s Centennial.  County Mayor Bill Newman delivered a proclamation to Lincoln Health System to memorialize the occasion.  April 25th will now be titled “LHS Day” in the coming years.  Thank you Mayor Newman for your support of Lincoln Health System. Official Proclamation…

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A family of medicine: Suzanne Young’s family story

Suzanne Young’s family has been caring for people in Lincoln County for more than a century. It began with Dr. Charles Clinton McKinney, who arrived in Lincoln County with his brother Dr. John Vardaman McKinney in 1811, and still lives on today through Suzanne and her children. Dr. Charles served as a surgeon in the…

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A family business for over 100 years: The Bagleys

When Owen Bagley stood in the bay windows of his father’s insurance agency growing up, he could see the whole square. He says he used to pretend to be a mannequin in the window as he watched cars drive by or caught a parade moving through. Visiting his family’s business at the time meant playing hide…

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Hospice: A Team Effort is Key to Quality Care

One of the first questions that we ask when we speak with patients and their loved ones about hospice is ‘What are you most concerned about?’ Invariably, a patient will say ‘I don’t want to be uncomfortable’ and ‘I am concerned about my family. How will they take care of me? What will they do…

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Farmer with plenty of farm experience: Donny Ogle’s Story

After experiencing several traumatic injuries and other health issues over the years, Ogle knows he is in good hands when he comes through the doors at LHS. “All the people who work there are hometown people,” he says. “You get good personal care because they do care. They treat you like family.” A county commissioner…

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Gardening Tips for a Healthy Back

It is my finally my favorite time of the year! Spring has finally sprung! The trees are blooming, grass is growing, and flowers are being planted.  The bright colors are coming and gardening is starting! Often, gardening can hurt our backs and cause us to be unable to keep up our beautiful gardens. Here are…

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Does the word ‘Hospice’ scare you?

Before I became involved with hospice, I did not fully understand or appreciate what it was or the services that could be provided. As a matter of fact, when I heard that a friend or acquaintance was “on hospice” my first reaction was “I am so sorry”. I immediately assumed that that individual was very…

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Like father, like son: Dr. Patrick, Sr.’s story

If it weren’t for the Patrick family, Lincoln Health System may not exist as it does today. When the hospital first began in 1917, the community rallied together to fund it-including the doctors. After the initial purchase and donation of the facility by Lincoln County court, the hospital needed supplies. Dr. Thomas Alexander (Lex) Patrick,…

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