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LCMC has “Plans and Protocols” for Ebola

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:18 am

Lincoln County Medical Center is focused on providing safe, quality patient care in an environment that protects patients, their families and caregivers while conducting thorough preparations for the possibility of screening and isolating a patient with Ebola symptoms. According to Ashley Rottler, marketing director for LCMC, they have plans and protocols in place and will make adjustments to policies according to the many changes already received and recommended by the

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  • Trick or treat for charity

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:09 am

    The Troy Buchanan High School National Honor Society is extending the Halloween fun by hosting their Annual Trick or Treat for Charity event on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. in the Troy Buchanan High School gymnasium. Children from four years of age to fourth grade are invited to the festivities. A small admissions fee per child will be required, and the proceeds will be donated to various charities. Put

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  • Medicare Part D open enrollment, important for patients to be informed

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Open enrollment for Medicare Part D will begin on Oct. 15 and run through Dec. 7 this year. Medicare Part D is a government program that subsidizes the costs of prescription drugs and prescription drug premiums for Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. The program was enacted in 2003 and went into effect on Jan. 1, 2006. Open enrollment for Medicare Part D occurs every year but a lot of

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  • LCMC FREE Pumpkin Patch Party and flu shots Oct. 11

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Lincoln County Medical Center is celebrating the fall season with a Pumpkin Patch Party on Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Lincoln County Medical Center, 1000 East Cherry Street, Troy. Open to the public – families are welcome anytime throughout the event. Activities are FREE! Children will receive a FREE Halloween bag and pumpkin, while supplies last. There are many other activities the whole family can

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  • Three wise steps to take during Medicare open enrollment

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Every year Medicare beneficiaries have a chance to change coverage during Medicare open enrollment from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Since open enrollment is the only time most people can change their Part D prescription-drug plans and/or Medicare Advantage, it’s a wise time to evaluate healthcare needs and budget for the upcoming year. There are many options to choose from, and the Medicare alphabet soup can be complex. CLAIM, Missouri’s

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  • Dr. Bockhorst keynote speaker at dinner on breast cancer awareness

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:41 am


    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most people are aware of breast cancer; however, some forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) plans to host its Annual Positively Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner. Key note speakers include Dr. James Bockhorst, board certified in

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  • A discussion about Ebola: what you need to know

    Posted on October 6, 2014 at 9:35 am


    By Curtis Thomas, PhD, MLS (ASCP). He is the Clinical Laboratory Director and Infection Preventionist for Hermann Area District Hospital. “Should I be concerned about Ebola?” a friend of mine recently asked. I thought that was a fair question since we now have the first documented case in the United States, so I did some research on the subject with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the

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