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Lincoln Medical Center Earns 4-Star Quality Rating From Medicare Again

November 1, 2019

Lincoln Medical Center (LMC) proudly announced they have earned a 4-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the second rating period in a row. The ratings range from 1-5 stars and are updated twice each year.  The 4-star ranking places LMC in the top 30% of hospitals nationwide ranked…

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Mock Disaster Drill Planned

October 21, 2019

Lincoln Health System (LHS) has announced that they will be conducting a mock disaster drill beginning at 9:00 am tomorrow, October 22, 2019. The drill will simulate a severe weather event and will take place at Lincoln Care Center with volunteer ‘patients’ being transported to Lincoln Medical Center.  This drill will test the health system’s…

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Russ Spray Named Interim CEO of LHS

August 26, 2019

Lincoln Health System (LHS), a county-owned, non-profit health care corporation, has announced that William R. (Russ) Spray has been named Interim-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective September 3, 2019. A native of Lincoln County, Tennessee, Spray has over 40 years’ experience in healthcare leadership including a near 3-year stint as CEO of Lincoln Health System from…

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Lincoln Health System Names Interim-CEO after CEO Departure

August 21, 2019

Lincoln Health System (LHS), a county-owned, non-profit corporation, has announced the departure of its chief executive officer, Candie Starr effective August 21, 2019. Bob Lonis, Lincoln Health System’s Chief Financial Officer, will serve as the Interim-CEO and will lead the health system until a more permanent replacement can be named. “Lincoln Health System’s focus during…

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Laughing Gas Improves Birth Experience for Fayetteville Mom

June 14, 2019

Expecting women often craft well thought out plans for the births of their babies and most of the time, pain control is at the top of the list.  Many women gather information and options such as epidurals, water labor, and pain medications and injections early in the pregnancy in order to make an informed decision…

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Auxiliary Donation to LHS Focuses on the Patient Experience

June 10, 2019

Each year, the Lincoln Health System Auxiliary, a 501©3 volunteer organization, requests a wish list from each facility within the health system.  This ‘wish list’ usually consists of items or projects that directly benefit patient care, but were possibly not able to be purchased due to the budgetary constraints. The Auxiliary, which consists of volunteers…

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Dr. Morrison Named to State Committee Aimed at Preventing Maternal Morbidity

June 7, 2019

Theresa Morrison, MD, Fayetteville, Tennessee’s only family practice/obstetrician, has been appointed to the Tennessee Maternal Mortality Review and Prevention Team for a term of three years.  According to the Tennessee Department of Health, the purpose of this committee is to identify opportunities to prevent maternal deaths and promote women’s health in Tennessee.  The expert panel…

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

May 30, 2019

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

May 30, 2019

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

May 20, 2019

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…