Archive for May 2019

Lincoln County Residents Encouraged to Learn the Signs, Seek Help This Better Hearing & Speech Month

With speech, language, and swallowing disorders common following stroke, head and neck cancer, and a variety of other illnesses and injuries in adults, the speech-language pathologists at Patrick Rehab-Wellness Center encourage residents to learn the signs—and seek an evaluation—if they have concerns about themselves or a loved one. This is a timely message, as May…

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Lincoln Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety for the Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Lincoln Medical Center, Lincoln Health System’s 49-bed acute care hospital, was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Lincoln Health System’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality…

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Beyond the Call: Lincoln Health System Celebrates EMS Week

This week, May 19-25, 2019 is celebrated nationally as EMS Week: Beyond the Call.  Celebrations this week are designed to honor and recognize the men and women who deliver vital emergency care to communities throughout the United States. Locally, more than 33,000 residents in the 571 square miles of Lincoln County, TN rely on Lincoln…

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LHS Applies for State Rural Healthcare Sustainability Program

Recently, Lincoln Health System was asked by a media outlet, to comment on the State of Tennessee’s Rural Hospital Transformation Act. In 2018, this program was passed into law in recognition of other legislative actions that negatively impacted all rural hospitals in Tennessee. This has resulted in the closure of 11 hospitals closing since 2010.…

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