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Whether the headline is about exponential growth in staff and services, receiving an award for digital innovation, or being recognized for excellence in patient safety, the real story is our commitment to you and your family.

  • Jan 10 2004

    Major Depression Screening Recommended

    The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a report last year (July 2002) recommending that patients receive depression screening at their primary health care physician’s office. The report indicated that “Depressive disorders are common, chronic and costly”. “The World Health Organization identified major depression as the fourth leading cause of worldwide disease…

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  • Jan 09 2004

    Memorial Hospital of Union County’s Diabetes

    The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to Memorial Hospital of Union County’s program. ADA believes that this program offers high-quality diabetes self-management education as an essential component of effective diabetes treatment

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  • Jan 09 2004

    Choosing The Right Fitness Facility For You

    What makes a fitness facility the best one for you? There are a number of things to consider when selecting the one that best meets your health status and fitness needs. Depending on your age and goals; consider the following to find the facility that is best suited for you.

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  • Jan 06 2004

    Memorial Hospital Installs New ImageChecker® Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) System For Early Breast Cancer Detection

    "Early detection of breast cancer translates into greater likelihood of a long-term cure," says Charles Muncrief, DO, board-certified radiologist on staff at Memorial Hospital of Union County. "That's the reason for yearly screenings. It's also why we continually look for innovative ways to increase our ability to find breast cancer in the earliest stages."

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  • Jan 05 2004

    The Law Says You Can Carry Concealed, But Not At Memorial Hospital or The Gables

    With Ohio's new concealed carry law taking effect April 8th individuals with a license are permitted to carry concealed handguns. The law does provide for exceptions to the law, specifically stating that concealed handguns are prohibited in law enforcement offices, airports, churches, schools, and day care centers among others. It also specifically prohibits them in "buildings owned or leased by Ohio or any political subdivision of Ohio." So while hospitals and long-term care facilities, in general, are not listed as an exception, Memorial Hospital and The Gables, as county facilities, are covered. To reinforce the exception, Memorial has developed a policy to comply with the law. Signs clearly stating the prohibition will be posted in conspicuous locations alerting patients, visitors, employees, volunteers, medical staff and vendors. The only individuals permitted to carry a firearm on hospital premises are law enforcement officers. The hospital's policy answers many of the questions and "what ifs?" as they relate to patients and staff. Looking at a few:

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