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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…


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…


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…

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LHS Applies for State Rural Healthcare Sustainability Program

May 7, 2019

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.…


Lincoln Medical Center Receives High Praise from CMS

April 1, 2019

Lincoln Medical Center is proud to announce it has received a 4-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the most recent review. The ratings range from 1- 5 stars and 63% of hospitals received 3-stars or lower placing LMC in the top 37% of hospitals nationwide ranked in the…


Telemedicine Technology Transforms the Delivery of Healthcare to Lincoln County Residents

February 15, 2019

Lincoln Health System is now using telemedicine technology to move care beyond the hospital to provide quality and lifesaving patient care closer to home.   The hospital recently partnered with TriStar Health to provide 24/7 stroke and neurological care to patients. Telemedicine allows immediate access for acute stroke care-especially in communities where neurologists are not on…


ENT Specialty Care Now Offered in Fayetteville

January 28, 2019

Lincoln Health System (LHS) is pleased to announce Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates of Middle Tennessee, P.C. has opened an office in the Lincoln Medical Center Medical Plaza located at 108 Medical Center Blvd. in Fayetteville next to Lincoln Medical Center. Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates of Middle Tennessee, P.C. diagnoses and treats disorders of…


Lincoln Health System Welcomes New Surgeon

November 5, 2018

Lincoln Health System is pleased to announce David B. Crump, MD, FACS has joined the medical staff as a full-time General Surgeon. Dr. Crump is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Crump and his family have spent the past 18 years in…


Davis Named as Wellness Director at Patrick Rehab-Wellness

September 17, 2018

Patrick Rehab-Wellness Center and Lincoln Health System proudly announce Kim Davis has been named the new Wellness Director for Patrick Rehab-Wellness Center (PRW).  Davis has served as a fitness instructor at the Patrick on a part-time basis since 1996 leading and developing fitness classes and performing fitness assessments for Patrick members. In her new role,…


Lincoln Health System Plans Care Center Consolidation

September 12, 2018

As a health care provider, Lincoln Health System is committed to providing high-quality care to the citizens of Lincoln and surrounding counties.  The continual review of plans and a constant awareness of the ever-changing market trends helps to ensure this commitment is fulfilled.  Even though Americans are living longer, the paradigm in the long-term care…