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The following is a list of recent Anderson Regional Medical Center news articles.  To read an entire article, please click on the article headline.



Volunteers Needed for Angels on the Move Program

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It was in the spirit of giving that the Volunteer Auxiliary began at Anderson in 1982. Each charter member gave from his or her heart to serve patients and visitors. That same spirit of compassion continues today.

A new program, "Angels on the Move," is looking for volunteers. This special group of people will be visiting with patients and families throughout the hospital, offering smiles, helping hands, caring words and thoughtful services. If you or someone you know would like to be a part of this group, please call Tiffney Spence, Volunteer Coordinator, at 601-553-6392.

A volunteer can be anyone over the age of 18 with a desire to meet the needs of the community. We have retirees, students and people who wish to give their spare time to help others. All are from various backgrounds and each brings their own special experiences and a willing heart.

 

ACA Health Insurance - Anderson Can Help Find Answers

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Anderson Can Help You Find ACA Answers

Need affordable health insurance?
Due to the new ACA health care law, it is now available.

For the first time ever, thousands of Mississippians are able to choose an affordable health insurance plan that covers services like doctor and hospital visits, maternity care, prescriptions — and more. Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), high-quality, low-cost health insurance is now widely available.

More about the Affordable Care Act…
If you currently don’t have insurance — or if your insurance doesn’t cover the care that you need — you can now get the best health care plan at the lowest cost for you and your family. It doesn’t cost anything to apply and learn what your coverage options are. When you use the Health Insurance Marketplace, you may be able to get lower monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs.
You’re considered covered if you have Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, any job-based plan, any plan you bought yourself, COBRA, retiree coverage, TRICARE, VA health coverage or some other kinds of health coverage.
If you’re eligible for job-based insurance, you can consider switching to a Marketplace plan. But you won’t qualify for lower costs based on your income unless the job-based insurance is unaffordable or doesn’t meet minimum requirements. You also may lose any contribution your employer makes to your premiums.
What if I have a pre-existing condition?
Being sick doesn't keep you from getting coverage. Starting in 2014, an insurance company can’t turn you down or charge you more because of your condition.

We’re here to answer your questions
As a community educator for the new health care law, Anderson Regional Medical Center is here to answer your questions and point you in the right direction. Please call Michelle Murphy, Insurance Educator, at 601.553.6959 to learn more about the health care law.
You may also visit www.healthcare.gov/marketplace.

 

Anderson Committed to Educating Community about Diabetes

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Meridian, MS- October 14, 2013- According to the 2010 statistics of the Centers for Disease Control, Mississippi ranked 2nd highest in the U.S. for overall diabetes prevalence, with over 270,000 adult Mississippians having type 2 diabetes (over 12% of the adult population).  Diabetes contributed to the deaths of 926 Mississippians in 2010, and many more live with the complications of Type 2 diabetes.  Because of these statistics, Anderson Regional Medical Center is committed to providing the residents of East Mississippi and West Alabama with the proper information and education to prevent and treat this disease.

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Boutwell Named Social Worker of the Year

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Meridian, MS -- Rhonda Boutwell, Director of Social Services at Anderson Regional Medical Center, was recently named Healthcare Social Worker of the Year by the Mississippi Society for Social Work Leadership In Healthcare, Inc.

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National Weather Service Recognizes ARMC with StormReady® Status

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From left, David Sharp, LEMA Director; Ray Humphreys, Anderson President & CEO; Steve Wilkinson, National Weather Service; and John Bates ARMC Emergency Management Coordinator.

 

Meridian, MS -- Officials from the National Weather Service presented Anderson Regional Medical Center with a StormReady® Supporter distinction Wednesday, November 13. Anderson successfully established a set of rigorous warning preparedness protocols necessary to earn the distinction of being a StormReady® Supporter.  Fewer than 10 percent of hospitals in Mississippi hold StormReady status. 

“We have always had severe weather action plans in place at Anderson. Being a part of the StormReady team gives us more tools to execute these plans better and faster,” said John Bates, Anderson Regional Medical Center Emergency Management Coordinator. 

 To be recognized as a StormReady Supporter, a hospital must:

  • Have multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings
  • Have multiple ways to disseminate severe weather warnings within the facility
  • Develop and routinely exercise a plan to increase preparedness for severe weather

StormReady began in 1999 with seven communities in the Tulsa, Ok., area as an initiative to better prepare communities against the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. 

 
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