Victoria Woodrow, Marketing Director for Hamilton Memorial Hospital District calls the Carmi Family Clinic a very busy and growing practice. She presented a program at Thursday’s Kiwanis meeting describing the hospital’s growth over the last year and vision for the future. She called it very important in HMHD’s overall goal to provide quality, specialty care and family medicine close to home.
In recent months, HMHD has been able to bring on many specialists including a cardiologist , ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat), general and vascular surgeon, nephrologist, OB/GYN, and just in the last month, Dr. Sarah Rubenacker who not only serves as an OB/GYN, but also can do full range maternity care. An othamologsist, orthopedist, urologist, podiatrist, and pulmonologist are also on contract.
The hospital itself in McLeansboro is a 25 bed facility with Critical Access designation. A 1.8 million dollar expansion took place in 2008 and Woodrow says it really readied HMHD for the changing landscape of healthcare. She also expanded on the hospital’s outpatient services including cardiac rehab, occupational, physical, respiratory and speech therapies. HMHD also is home to a 16 X 20 aquatic therapy pool complete with a treadmill.
The Carmi Family Clinic is a unique partnership with Wabash Christian and Wabash General Hospital. Woodrow calls it a great partnership with some amazing growth. She applauded Sandra Bryant for her work and vision for the clinic. HMHD’s Clinic is open Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and is the home office for doctor’s Kathy Taylor and Wes Henson. In addition to appointments, walk ins are welcome and same day lab results are an option.
Spring Wellness Fasting Blood Draws are going to be offered at the Carmi Family Clinic on Saturday, April 9th from 7am – 11am. The clinic is offering health screen profiles, with PSA testing optional, a wellness profile and blood typing. The lab work starts at $50. The Fasting Blood Draws are also going to be available in McLeansboro from April 11th – Saturday, April 23rd daily.
Finally, Woodrow talked about the Hamilton Memorial Foundation’s “Careers in Healthcare” Scholarships. Applications are now available for graduating seniors from Hamilton County, Carmi White County and NCOE High schools. $1,000 scholarships will be offered to a minimum of one graduating senior pursuing a career in a healthcare related field from each of the three schools.
Learn more about Hamilton Memorial online at their facebook page or from https://www.hmhospital.org directly.