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Lung Cancer: It’s Not Just a ‘Smoker’s Disease’

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.”

Prestigious Credentials Earned at Bolivar Medical Center

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.

Diabetes 101: What You Should Know

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.

Long Term Care Employee Receives MHCA Award

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).

Fall Newsletter 2018

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

How Much Do You Know About Prostate Cancer?

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.

Safe Medication Habits Promote Healthy Homes and Communities

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.

Getting in the Immunization Routine: Regular vaccinations support individual and community health

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.

10 Tips for Playing It Safe in the Water This Summer

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:

Bolivar Medical Center Enhances the Patient Experience

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.

Expert Support For New Mothers at Bolivar Medical Center

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.

Colon Cancer Screening Age Lowered

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.

Summer 2018 Newsletter

June 19, 2018

Stay updated on the topics of men's health, community events, the hospital's vision and a spotlight on quality.

Bolivar Medical Center Baby Wins Scholarship

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!

Top of Mind: Ending the Stigma around Mental Health

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.

Bolivar Medical Center Encourages Snake Awareness

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.

Patient Access: Soaring to New Heights

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.

Is It Time for a Colonoscopy?

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.

When It Comes to Your Heart, Play Smart!

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.

Scholarship award benefits local students

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.

Protecting Yourself and Our Community from the Flu

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.

CoSE Survey Begins Here!

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.