November 30, 2018
If you’re like many people, you may think of smoking as the most obvious cause for lung cancer. And while cigarette smoking has certainly been established as a major risk factor and the number one cause for lung cancer, it’s important to note that lung cancer is not just a “smoker’s disease.”
November 9, 2018
Two employees recently passed a fully accredited, international examination that assesses knowledge and understanding of the process to achieve regulatory compliance and accreditation/licensure, program development and management, and quality improvement concepts.
November 8, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Bolivar Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
November 1, 2018
Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes.
November 1, 2018
November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
October 2, 2018
Fight breast cancer and get peace of mind with an annual mammogram
September 14, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center’s Long Term Care Director of Nursing Rosie Golliday was recently awarded First Place as Director of Nursing by the Mississippi Health Care Association (MHCA).
October 22, 2018
Healthy lifestyle and breast cancer awareness information, mission moment, a note from the CEO and a community calendar, all available for reading online
September 7, 2018
Prostate cancer is a condition often heard about, but perhaps seldom fully understood. In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Derek Miles, MD, at Bolivar Urology, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions concerning this common form of cancer.
September 6, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center’s Health Information Management Department recently received an overall silver certification from the Mississippi Cancer Registry (MCR) for quality data submission.
August 31, 2018
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re no stranger to taking medicine. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 82 percent of American adults take at least one medication and 29 percent take five or more.
August 28, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center welcomed the inaugural group of nurse externs from Delta State University and Mississippi Delta Community College for quality experience and training this summer.
August 13, 2018
With summer drawing to a close, it will soon be time to focus on getting back into more “normal” routines. After-school practices, homework, carpool duties and the like become the order of the day once more. But there’s another routine that shouldn’t be ignored amid all of the excitement of a new school year – immunizations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a great reminder of the important role that regular immunizations play in making communities healthier.
July 27, 2018
Summer is in full swing and few things feel better on a hot day than cool water. Whether you head to the pool, the beach or the lake when you take a dip, consider these 10 tips for staying safe in and around the water:
July 23, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center is investing approximately $220,000 in equipment designed to enhance patient safety, quality and the overall experience. Installations include state-of-the-art wheelchairs, patient care beds, emergency stretchers, imaging upgrades and more.
July 6, 2018
The team at BMC is constantly being trained to be experts in the field, and for our new mothers, lactation expert Christy Jenkins leads the path to support for breastfeeding mothers as a Certified Lactation Counselor. All OB/GYN nurses receive training to provide the support needed for new breastfeeding mothers.
July 1, 2018
The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently released updated guidelines that lower the recommended age for colon cancer screening. According to the new ACS recommendations, those at average risk for colon cancer should begin screening at age 45 instead of 50.
July 3, 2018
The pools are splashing. Campgrounds and ball fields are hopping. And the highways are filled with families heading out to spend quality time at beaches, mountains and other fun destinations across the country.
June 19, 2018
Stay updated on the topics of men's health, community events, the hospital's vision and a spotlight on quality.
June 15, 2018
June is Men’s Health Month, a great time for men to evaluate their current level of wellness and recommit to a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity is one of the best tools you have to improve or maintain good physical and mental health.
June 11, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center is your accredited Chest Pain Center for when minutes matter.
June 5, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center's Auxiliary recently announced the Volunteer of the Year and Delta State University and Mississippi Delta Community College scholarship recipients at the annual awards program.
June 1, 2018
Mississippi sponsors a scholarship program awarded to the baby born closest to 5:29 a.m. at a participating hospital, and Bolivar Medical Center welcomed that baby this year!
May 22, 2018
When it comes to our health, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are staying up to date on annual exams and screenings, committing to a regular exercise routine, eating nutritious foods and the like.
May 14, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center is encouraging the community to be aware of our snake population and to take precaution when working or playing outdoors. If a snake bite does occur, the medical professionals at BMC are trained to treat the bite and have the resources available to do so.
May 11, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center recently opened the Outpatient Services Center located on the first floor of the hospital.
April 24, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
April 11, 2018
Community advocate and medical leader tapped to guide hospital
April 10, 2018
Jackie Barnes, CFNP, recognized for demonstrating compassion and unwavering commitment to helping others.
April 4, 2018
In the face of our quickly changing healthcare environment, there is one constant: the Patient Access department. The first interaction patients have often begins with the Access department, which makes it so necessary to have a friendly face to connect with.
March 19, 2018
Company recognized for National Quality Program in which Bolivar Medical Center participates
March 16, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center was one of 832 awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.
March 14, 2018
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center has been awarded the Center of Distinction Award for 2017 by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.
March 8, 2018
Get the most out of what you’re eating and reduce food waste
March 5, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center’s Quality Director and Patient Safety Director Teresa Grissette has attained the prestigious international credential, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).
March 1, 2018
What to know about colorectal cancer and how to protect yourself. Do you remember when you used to put on your favorite bell bottoms and disco dance the night away? If you do, then it’s probably time to think about a routine colonoscopy screening.
February 28, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center employees are Mississippi's only health professionals with patient safety credentials from the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety.
February 19, 2018
Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, one in four people die of heart disease every year. That’s why it’s important to play smart with your heart. And there are a couple of simple, practical things you can do to stay on top of your heart game.
February 7, 2018
Bolivar Medical Center (BMC) recently donated a $5,000 scholarship award to Cleveland Central High School (CCHS) for students enrolled in dual credit courses. Approximately 70 students received scholarship dollars for this semester, and an estimate of 420 college credit hours for this semester have been covered by the Bolivar Medical Center scholarship dollars.
February 23, 2018
Since flu season is in full swing, we want to help our community stay healthy and prevent the spread of this often debilitating illness. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself from the flu, prevent it from spreading and speed up recovery, should you get sick.
February 1, 2018
You get one heart. Treat it smart with a heart-healthy lifestyle.
October 3, 2017
It’s time again for our CoSE survey! Everyone’s participation is very important so that we can learn how to make our hospital an even better place where people choose to come for care, physicians want to practice and employees…like you… want to work.
July 31, 2017
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) JoAnn McCollum has been named “CNO of the Year” by LifePoint Health
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