July 1, 2020
Report highlights hospital’s broad impact on Bolivar County in 2019
July 1, 2020
Report highlights hospital’s broad impact on Bolivar County in 2019
June 30, 2020
In recent weeks, I have been reflecting on the unprecedented challenges that our community and our team at Bolivar Medical Center have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 30, 2020
Williams recognized for demonstrating compassion and unwavering commitment to helping others
June 26, 2020
With summer officially here, chances are you’re hoping to take advantage of the season’s many opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature.
May 29, 2020
As healthcare providers, patient well-being is our chief concern every day of the year. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, part of how we kept our community safe was limiting elective and non-urgent procedures at Bolivar Medical Center.
May 25, 2020
Pregnancy always comes with its share of anxiety and fear, but the COVID-19 pandemic has added a new layer of concerns for expecting families.
June 15, 2020
The front line workers at Bolivar Medical Center were presented with hand-crafted metal crosses last week. The crosses were created by Brant Davis, of Cleveland, as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project.
June 8, 2020
Currently, the threat of COVID-19 in our community seems to be under control, allowing our community to start to re-opening and Bolivar Medical Center to begin offering a wider range of healthcare services.
May 19, 2020
Board eligible orthopedic surgeon, Steven Blackwood, MD, to bring specialized treatment to the Cleveland area
May 18, 2020
Like many aspects of daily life, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we think about and access healthcare these days. For families, that includes pediatric care for children.
May 11, 2020
Bolivar Medical Center is proud to join the American Hospital Association and healthcare organizations around the country in celebrating National Hospital Week, which is observed May 10-15.
May 8, 2020
Primary, urgent and emergent care for all your healthcare needs By: JoAnn McCollum, CNO
May 5, 2020
When it comes to protecting ourselves during the current COVID-19 pandemic, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are following CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing and doing everything we can to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe and healthy.
May 5, 2020
Bolivar Medical Center is proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community.
May 4, 2020
Process to resume procedures will be gradual, taking extra precautions to ensure safety of patients, employees
April 24, 2020
How isolation treatment works in managing infectious diseases
April 21, 2020
When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient.
March 29, 2020
In response to questions about how members of the community can assist in the region’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response, Bolivar Medical Center today announced that it is accepting donations of unused and handmade medical and protective supplies and equipment.
March 24, 2020
Our community – along with communities around the world – is navigating unprecedented challenges as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread.
March 16, 2020
I have respiratory illness symptoms. What should I do?
March 13, 2020
As COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses like the seasonal flu continue to spread across the U.S., you also may feel a certain level of concern over how this disease could affect you or your loved ones, or if your local healthcare provider is prepared to respond to any local cases that may arise.
February 29, 2020
Eating healthy helps us get and stay healthy. And there’s no better time to adopt useful strategies for making good nutrition an essential part of your health journey than National Nutrition Month.
February 28, 2020
It’s a scene many of us can recall. You arrive home from school, rush to your bedroom and tune your boombox to your favorite radio station.
January 17, 2020
The American College of Cardiology has recognized Bolivar Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.
January 8, 2020
Bolivar Medical Center is ringing in 2020 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 7 pounds and 10 ounces and measuring 20 inches, Robyn was born to Darla and Robert, Friday, Jan. 3.
December 29, 2019
Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions yet? As the calendar turns to a fresh page, many of us make a fresh resolve to eat better, do better and be better. But have you ever made a resolution to sleep better? It’s one you may want to consider.
December 3, 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, it’s as important as ever to ensure that you’re keeping your health at the top of your priority list and finishing out the year strong.
December 3, 2019
December is often called the most wonderful time of the year – and for good reason. Visits with family and friends, exchanging gifts, sharing delicious meals and giving back to charitable causes are all great reasons to celebrate during this festive time of year.
November 9, 2019
November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
November 7, 2019
Bolivar Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ in fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Bolivar Medical Center’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
November 4, 2019
If you aren’t living with diabetes, there’s a good chance that at least one of the friends or loved ones who you’ll see this upcoming holiday season is affected by the disease. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. – or one in 10 – have diabetes.
October 10, 2019
The Mississippi Cancer Registry has awarded Bolivar Medical Center a Gold Certification, which is their highest recognition, for the submission of timely, complete
October 1, 2019
Moving beyond awareness and into peace-of-mind with annual mammograms
September 19, 2019
Bolivar Medical Center (BMC) announced that Donald J. Murphy has been named Chief Financial Officer of BMC, effective immediately. Murphy has served as the interim CFO at BMC since May 2019.
September 10, 2019
The issue of suicide is a very difficult and concerning topic to address – and, unfortunately, it is on the rise. In fact, a recent survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows suicide rates increasing by 25 percent over nearly two decades through the end of 2016.
September 3, 2019
“Cholesterol” is probably one of the most common words you hear when it comes to heart disease, what and what not to eat, and general health and well-being.
August 8, 2019
Bolivar Medical Center is proud to be a part of Bolivar County and the surrounding areas. We believe that great communities – like this one – deserve great healthcare.
August 5, 2019
When the days get shorter, it’s a good sign that another school year is just around the corner. As you begin to tackle your back-to-school to-do lists, we’ve got a few tips to help ensure that your family is ready for another successful and healthy school term.
August 1, 2019
General Surgeon brings surgical expertise to Bolivar County.
July 30, 2019
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.
July 15, 2019
A brand new healthcare facility in Rosedale is now open to the public. Rosedale Family Clinic is providing patient care with all new equipment in a new building conveniently located on 1302 Main Street.
July 12, 2019
Bolivar Medical Center Initiates Emergency Response Plan in Preparation for Tropical Storm Barry
July 2, 2019
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 48 million Americans suffer from a food-borne illness each year. That’s one in six people. And of those 48 million, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die.
June 3, 2019
With summer in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of this fun time of year, whether it’s hitting the road for a family vacation, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or taking an early evening neighborhood stroll.
May 20, 2019
Contribution supports hospital’s mission of Making Communities Healthier®
May 8, 2019
At Bolivar Medical Center, we know that it takes around-the-clock efforts and dedicated teamwork to provide the highest quality care for our neighbors and achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier®.
April 24, 2019
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.
April 25, 2019
Moseley recognized for demonstrating compassion and unwavering commitment to helping others
April 2, 2019
Bolivar Medical Center’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center has been awarded the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award for 2018.
March 29, 2019
What to Do When You Can’t Stop and Smell the Roses? April showers might bring May flowers, but many of us are well aware that they can also bring tree and grass pollen and other allergens that can cause us to wheeze, sneeze and sniffle our way through spring.
March 18, 2019
Our hospital will continue to adapt to better serve the needs of our patients and their families. We will evolve as the healthcare environment and our region evolves, but our team is committed to being here for our community to ensure that everyone here has access to high quality care close to home.
March 1, 2019
Remember the good old days? Did you have a favorite disco outfit? Did you ever get dropped off to meet your friends at the roller rink? Or spend hours by the radio in high school during the 80s, waiting to record your favorite songs for a new mixtape?
February 19, 2019
Heart health is important to the body’s overall wellness and function. The heart circulates oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body. When the heart is not working properly, just about every function is affected and that includes wound healing.
February 4, 2019
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, hearts seem to be everywhere you look this time of year. That’s why it is especially fitting that February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of heart disease and how we can help prevent it.
January 7, 2019
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – but only about 10 percent of those who are eligible to give actually make a blood donation each year.
January 3, 2019
Bolivar Medical Center is ringing in 2019 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 7 pounds and 12.3 ounces and measuring 20 inches, Jovanny was born to mom and dad, Monday, Jan. 1, at 10:58 p.m.
January 2, 2019
10 Tips to Help You Manage Your Stress, Sleep Better and Be Healthier
December 17, 2018
There are few holiday activities more fun than buying toys for the children we love. Watching their faces light up is even better and makes us feel a bit like kids again ourselves.
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 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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August 28, 2014
October 16, 2014
January 31, 2011
Brings the latest treatments for debilitating and life-threatening wounds to our community.