Pregnant or Thinking About Getting Pregnant? You Need a Flu Shot

Flu shots are safe. They can be given during any trimester and will protect pregnant women and their unborn babies. They will even help protect the baby for up to 6 months after birth while the baby is too young to get a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on… Read more »

Influenza Is Dangerous For Children

Get Your Child’s Flu Shot Now Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Dr. Kenton Hilbish of New Castle Pediatrics agrees with the CDC and emphasizes “each year, many children get sick with seasonal influenza; some of those illnesses result in death”…. Read more »

Living Better With Diabetes

Let us help you to learn to care for your diabetes whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for many years. Your provider may refer you to any of these programs or you can refer yourself. Learn Skills To Manage Your Diabetes Class sessions focus on diet, medication, psychological aspects, exercise and complications…. Read more »

Seemingly Minor Cuts and Infections Can Cause Sepsis

While it may seem like a minor cut or a urinary tract infection that will go away, untreated both could lead to sepsis a dangerous infection that is potentially life-threatening. Any type of infection, anywhere in the body, can cause sepsis. This can include seemingly minor infections on the skin, urinary tract infections, pneumonia or… Read more »

New Surgery Waiting Room Provides Comfortable Area For Families

The new Surgery Waiting Room is now open. In early Fall  an electronic board in the waiting room will track the patient’s progress through surgery allowing families to know what phase of the surgery process their family member is in (i.e. surgery has started , now in recovery etc.) An additional new benefit is the… Read more »

Pediatric Hospitalists Care For Newborns and Hospitalized Children

Parents of newborns and hospitalized children have added reassurance about their children’s care through the Pediatric Hospitalist service at Henry Community Health’s Main Campus. In The Hospital 24/7 Board Certified Pediatric Hospitalists who work only in the Hospital are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to attend high risk deliveries, care for… Read more »

Our Shining Stars Make the Difference

At Henry County Hospital our greatest asset is our employees. It is with great pride we recognize an employee or group of employees each month who exemplify caring, compassion and commitment to our patients and to each other. We are a team dedicated to serving others by making each step of the healthcare process empathetic… Read more »

May Health Connect

Download this Month’s Edition: Click here Free Health Screenings and More at the June 11 Henry County Community Health Fair Health screening opportunities and healthy living information again will be featured at this year’s Henry County Community Health Fair from 8 am to noon, June 11 at Henry County YMCA. Henry County Hospital Lab will… Read more »

Henry County Community Health Fair

Henry County Community Health Fair Come join us Saturday, June 11 at the 13th Annual Henry County Community Health Fair from 8 am to noon, inside – and outside – the YMCA for health information, medical screenings, entertainment, door prizes and lots more. Free cholesterol, glucose and psa bloodwork provided by Henry County Hospital Laboratory… Read more »

April Health Connect

To view the entire newsletter PDF, click here. Henry County Hospital announced that it has been recognized for two distinctions in quality excellence from Healthgrades: the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the Healthgrades 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Only 99… Read more »

Do You Have COPD?

Feb. 3 Program Is for You A new free support group for people with chronic lung disease and their loved ones will meet from 1:30-2:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 3 in Henry County Hospital’s Conference Room A across from the cafeteria. Discussion at the February event will focus on diet and COPD at the Breathing Better… Read more »