New Concept Rural Health Clinic Opens

Minnie Hamilton Health System, Grantsville Operations, Rural Health Clinic has opened.

  The Rural Health Clinic combines the previous clinics A, B and C into one location.  With 4,369 square feet, the new clinic is located in the main building adjacent to the Radiology Department.  The old emergency room and maintenance shop has been newly renovated and hosts an admitting area, 13 examination rooms, two nurses stations, provider areas, and care manager space.

The plan for the Rural Health Clinic came into place following the 2013 OFLAC survey in which it was determined that all Emergency services should be separated from the clinic and all clinic services should be housed in one central area.  The first step in the process was to move the Emergency Room to a new location and this was completed and up and running by May 15, 2013.  The second step was to create a plan for the new clinic, receive OFLAC approval and then hire a contractor. 

Administration, the maintenance department and Management Information Systems worked hand in hand with the contractors to ensure the vision for the new clinic was completed to best meet the needs of our patients.  With the clinic now in one central location, the registration process has been simplified.  After entering through the main doors, patients with clinic appointments will sign in at the designated location in the newly expanded lobby.  Staff will then call you to the clinic area to complete the registration process.  You will then return to the lobby until called by the nurse to see your provider.  Upon completion of your visit, you will be directed to checkout and schedule any follow-up appointments needed.   

Community Needs Assessment reported for Minnie Hamilton Health System.

This study has two purposes.  The first, is to meet the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), Public Law 111-148 enacted section 501(r) of the Code, which imposes additional requirements on charitable hospital organizations.  Section 501(r)(3) requires a hospital organization to conduct a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (“CHNA”) at least once every three years and to make the CHNA widely available by placing it on the hospital’s web site.  You can access by going to our links page and clicking on Community Needs Assessment 2013                               The second and ultimately more important purpose, is to provide the hospital with a document that highlights the data findings, outlines key needs in the hospital’s service area, and provides direction and opportunities for action through the adoption of an implementation strategy to meet those needs. This CHNA looks at health status, barriers to care, and other demographic and social issues affecting people and organizations throughout Calhoun and Gilmer counties and is intended to help improve the health of the area’s residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Lung Cancer Screening Tool Available

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According to the American Lung Society, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States.  The lung cancer five-year survival rate (16.3%) is lower than many other leading cancer sites, such as the colon (65.2%), breast (90.0%) and prostate (99.9%).  The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 52.6 percent for cases detected when the disease is still localized (within the lungs). However, only 15 percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage.
Beginning October 1, 2013, Minnie Hamilton Hospital’s Radiology department will begin to offer a new screening for early detection of tumors in the lungs.  It is a low-dose CT scan of the lungs.  According to an article in the August 12, 2013 issue of Time magazine, there are 94 million current and former smokers in the U.S. and every year 160,000 of them die from lung cancer.  A study released by the National Cancer Institute called the National Lung Screening Trial, demonstrated that using low-dose CT instead of traditional X-ray resulted in a 20 percent decrease in this death rate.  Because of the high rate of smokers in and around Calhoun County, this low-cost screening could be a valuable tool in diagnosing our at-risk population early with lung tumors before they show symptoms and cancer spreads outside the lung area.  The expected cost of this screening will be approximately $125.00.  Because this is a screening, at this time most insurance companies are not covering the cost of this.  Also, because of the low cost, this screening will not be eligible for sliding fee. We, at the radiology department of Minnie Hamilton, are committed to providing state-of-the-art testing close to home. 
See your doctor to determine if you could benefit from this new screening.
To learn more about what Minnie Hamilton Health System has to offer check out our web site at www.mhhcc.com or call 304-354-9244. 

 

    

 

 

Grantsville Operations

(304) 354-9244
 Clinic Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
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Saturday and Sunday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Emergency Room
24 Hours, 7 days a week

Glenville Clinic

(304) 462-7322
Hours of Operation
Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Glenville Pediatric Clinic

(304) 462-5909
Hours of Operation
Monday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Thursday

Grantsville Dental Office

(304) 354-6144
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm

 

School Based Health Centers

Calhoun County

(304)354-6851
Hours of Operation
Arnoldsburg Elementary
Tuesday and Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Elementary
Wednesday and Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Calhoun Middle/High School
Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(no provider/nurse)

Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Gilmer County

Gilmer County High School
(304)462-8500
Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center

(304) 354-6151
Hours of Operation
Monday, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Glenville State College Clinic

(304) 462-7361 ext. 6430
Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 pm