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IMPC Cares: RSV, a common Fall and Winter illness

December 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Dr. Michael Shane Scott, IM&PC. RSV is one of only a few acronyms that strike fear in the heart of any parent, whether seasoned ones or first-timers.  Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a very common illness that peaks during late Fall and Winter.  Virtually every child has contracted the virus by 2 years old. [Continue Reading]

Baptist Union County earns Leapfrog’s ‘A’ safety rating

November 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

NEW ALBANY, MISS., Nov. 15, 2018 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County has been awarded an ‘A’ patient safety rating in the fall 2018 Hospital Safety Score by Leapfrog, a national patient safety watchdog group. The safety score is calculated based on several core measures, including safe practice measures, [Continue Reading]

Breast cancer awareness luncheon draws large audience

October 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

The free breast cancer awareness luncheon, an annual event sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, drew near capacity attendance Wednesday, Oct. 10. Lunch was served to 150 guests in the fellowship hall of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Dr. Justin Lohmeier, Chief Radiologist at Bapist-Union County Hospital, [Continue Reading]

Baptist Union County hosts free Community Health Fair

October 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

NEW ALBANY, MISS., – Baptist MemorialHospital-Union County will host a community health fair on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 a.m. in the hospital’s front lobby. What services will be available at health fair? Offerings include free flu vaccines; body mass index assessments; blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood [Continue Reading]

STOPit app to help protect New Albany Schools’ students

October 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

STOPit App empowers students to stand up against bullying. New Albany School District has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct. STOPit empowers students with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school [Continue Reading]

Baptist Union County hosts free breast cancer awareness luncheon

October 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

NEW ALBANY, MISS., – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County will host a free breast cancer awareness luncheon, open to the public, which aims to raise awareness of breast cancer and preventive care measures. The luncheon will take place at noon on October 10th, in the Hillcrest Baptist Church fellowship hall, [Continue Reading]

Baptist Union County names Dr. H. F. Mason as chief medical officer

September 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

NEW ALBANY, MISS., Sept. 11, 2018 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County recently named Dr. H.F. Mason as its chief medical officer. He will have direct responsibility for medical staff relations, and will focus on quality of care, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiency for physician-driven services, [Continue Reading]

More West Nile Virus cases reported by MS Health Department

August 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

On July 30th, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported three new human cases of  West Nile Virus (WNV). The reported cases are in Hinds (2) and Itawamba counties. So far this year human cases have been reported in Copiah, Hinds (4), Itawamba, and Pearl River counties. In 2017, Mississippi had 63 WNV [Continue Reading]

Health Department confirms West Nile virus active in MS

July 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed the state’s first human case of West Nile virus infection for 2018, in a Hinds County resident. This confirmed case indicates that mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus are now active in the state. West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted by the bite of an [Continue Reading]
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