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Hospital Week Proclamation Signed by Mayor Robin Shelton

5/13/2019

Mayor Robin Shelton has proclaimed the week of May 12 - 18 as Hospital Week in Scottsboro, Alabama. We will be celebrating all our HMC team members for their dedication to providing quality health care experiences for the people of Jackson County and our surrounding communities.

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Mayor Robin Shelton Signs Nurses Week Proclamation

5/6/2019

Mayor Robin Shelton kicks off our week of celebrating nurses by signing an official proclamation that May 6 - 12 is Nurses Week in Scottsboro, AL.

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Angel of the Year Award Winner Announced at Highlands Medical Center

5/6/2019

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Nurse Assitant Training Offered at Highlands Health & Rehab and Cumberland Health & Rehab

4/30/2019

NACC is offering Nurse Assistant Training in coordination with Jackson County Health Care Authority. Skills specific training as a nurse assistant is designed to give you the opportunity for entry-level employment. Successful completers will be eligible to take the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry License exam (C.N.A.). Employment opportunities include long-term care facilities, hospitals, mental health, home health/hospice and more.

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Highlands Medical Center Awards Scholarship

4/29/2019

Highlands Medical Center is proud to award our SARAH MEEDER SCHOLARSHIP to Kristin Harbin, Monitor Tech in our Special Care Unit.

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Scottsboro Urgent Care will be closed on Sunday, April 21

4/19/2019

SCOTTSBORO URGENT CARE, located at 102 Micah Way next to Geno's Pizza & Grill, will be CLOSED on SUNDAY, APRIL 21. If you have a medical emergency on Sunday, call 911 or go directly to the Highlands Medical Center Emergency Room for immediate care. Our urgent care clinic will resume normal business hours on Monday, APRIL 22 @ 8am.

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HMC Cardiopulmonary Care Team Train with Air Evac Lifeteam

4/17/2019

This week members of our cardiopulmonary care team spent the day training with Jason Rich, FP-C, CCP-C, NRP of the Air Evac Lifeteam.

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FREE Childbirth Education Class at Highlands Medical Center

4/2/2019

Highlands Medical Center is offering a free childbirth education class on Tuesday, May 7. The class will be held in the Highlands Education Center, located at the Harley Street entrance. Parents-to-be will learn important information like when to go to the hospital, items to pack, ways to control pain, postpartum care and how to care for their baby when they get home. Register today or learn more by calling Highlands Maternity Center at 256-218-3330.

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Dr. Paul Avenel Relocates to Highlands Surgical Services Office on Broad Street

4/1/2019

Dr. Paul Avenel, Board Certified General Surgeon, has moved to the Highlands Surgical Services office located at 911 South Broad Street in Scottsboro, AL. Call 256-259-0185 to schedule your appointment today.

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Nurse Assistant Training Now Offered

3/19/2018

Nurse Assistant training is provided by NACC in coordination with Jackson County Health Care Authority. Nurse specific training as a nurse assistant is designed to give you the opportunity for entry-level employment. Successful completers will be eligible to take the Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.) exam. Classes start April 10th!

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Highlands Medical Center Infection Safety Score

11/6/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, The Leapfrog Group released its list of Hospital Safety Grades to score more than 2,600 general acute-care hospitals on patient safety.

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October Newsletter

10/1/2017

Featured: Dr. Velez, Anesthesiologist

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Highlands Medical Center Introduces Five New Transit Vans To Ambulance Service

7/13/2017

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. - Five new transit vehicles were added to Highlands Ambulance Service.

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Highlands Occupational Therapy Hosts Lunch & Learn

6/7/2017

Please join Highlands Occupational Therapy on Thursday, June 29th, 11:30AM-1PM @ First Southern Bank in Scottsboro for a Lunch & Learn.

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June Newsletter

6/3/2017

Featured: Dr. Margaret Stewart Morr

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May Newsletter

5/11/2017

Featured: Chief Nursing Officer, Michael Windham

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Highlands Medical Center Celebrates Hospital And Nurses Week

5/9/2017

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Highlands Foundation 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Set For June 2nd, 2017

5/1/2017

Please join us Friday, June 2nd for the 3rd Annual Highlands Foundation Golf Tournament. For more information contact abenson@jchca.org or 256.218.3360.

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Highlands Medical Center Recives 100% Audit Score From Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

4/24/2017

Highlands Medical Center is proud to receive an audit score of 100% from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama! This audit was based on inpatient records selected over the course of 53 days. The records were reviewed using the McKesson InterQual criteria.

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April Newsletter

4/4/2017

Featured: Physician Of The Year, Dr. Gazzala

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Kids Health & Safety Fun Fair

4/4/2017

Please join us Saturday, April 29th, 9AM-12PM! To take part, volunteer or for more info please contact 256.609.5216.

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The Annual Wellness Visit

3/17/2017

Patients of Medicare: Your new, personalized Annual Wellness Visit replaces the yearly physical and is a benefit to you every year!

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Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan

3/8/2017

Beneficiaries of the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan who are Medicare-eligible retirees and Medicare-eligible dependents covered on a retiree contract are automatically enrolled in the PEEHIP United Health Care Coverage.

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Highlands Donates To Community Gardens

3/7/2017

Highlands Medical Center donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County and to Section High School to assist with creating community gardens.

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Highlands Living Well Spring Edition Released

2/28/2017

Featured: Dr. Andrew Hodges; Inside: Highlands Welcomes Johnathan Baker, CRNP; Highlands Foundation Makes Security Golf Cart Donation; Dr. Sam Holland Chooses Highlands Medical Center; Heart Health Awareness;

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Highlands Foundation 2017 Gala Set For February 18th

1/12/2017

Make plans now to attend Highlands Foundation Gala. For more information and to purchase tickets contact 256.218.3360.

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Highlands Medical Center Recives Awards From Vizient Hospital Engagement Network

12/19/2016

For the past couple of years, Highlands Medical Center has been participating in a federal initiative led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce rates of hospital acquired conditions, and to reduce all-cause, 30-day readmissions. Highlands is an active participant in the Vizient Hospital Engagement Network, which is one of the national networks approved by CMS. The ten core areas of focus for this initiative were: 1. Reduce adverse drug events, particularly opiods and warfarin (a blood thinner) 2. Reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections 3. Reduce central line-associated blood stream infections 4. Reduce injuries from falls 5. Reduce obstetrical adverse events, including early elective deliveries 6. Reduce the rate of pressure ulcers 7. Reduce the incidence of surgical site infections 8. Reduce the rate of venous thromboembolism 9. Reduce ventilator associated events 10. Reduce readmissions

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Lights of Love 2016

12/1/2016

A holiday tradition continues. Highlands Foundation proudly presents its annual Lights of Love Celebration.

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Breakfast With Santa

11/28/2016

The first annual Breakfast With Santa, presented by Highlands Foundation, will be Saturday, December 2nd from 8-10 a.m. The event will be located in the Education Center at Highlands Medical Center. Cost is $15 per child, including the following: pictures, gifts, crafts, breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, candy and reindeer food. For more details, contact Amber Benson 256.218.3360 or abenson@jchca.org

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Unclaimed Baggage Makes Donation To Highlands Road To Recovery Fund

10/31/2016

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Highlands Medical Center Welcomes Spencer Howard, Director Of Ambulance Services

10/28/2016

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Highlands Surgery Department Sends Care Packages To Troops

9/27/2016

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Dr. Lonnie Albin Named CEO Of The Jackson County Health Care Authority

8/23/2016

The Jackson County Health Care Authority named Dr. Lonnie Albin CEO at its Aug. 23rd meeting. Dr. Albin has served as chief medical officer of the Authority since 2012. Prior to that, he practiced family medicine in Scottsboro. Dr. Albin is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in family practice at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

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Lackey Law Firm Donates $10,000

7/12/2016

The Lackey Law Firm, of Scottsboro, was honored with a plaque from The Highlands Foundation for their generosity toward the completion of the new Highlands Health and Rehab facility.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Ranks Highlands Medical Center Tier 1

4/12/2016

Beginning April 1st Highlands Medical Center was considered a Tier 1 hospital based on Blue Cross Blue Shield standards. This could mean lower co-pays and out of pocket deductibles for Blue Cross Blue Shield patients who receive services at a tier 1 hospital, such as Highlands Medical Center.

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Occupational Therapy Proves Instrumental After Injury or Surgery

4/11/2016

After an injury or surgery, Occupational Therapy can help get you back to the things you enjoy most.

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Tired and Irritable?

3/2/2016

Are you a middle-aged male? Are you a male with a collar size of 17 inches or more? Are you a post-menopausal female? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your odds of needing the services of Highlands Sleep Disorders Center are greater than average.

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Highlands Medical Center Annual Report

12/15/2015

Thanks to your support, we are able to make needed improvements to our facility and fund the vital programs and services our community relies on. Highlights this year include the addition of four Physicians to our staff, and construction of the new Highlands Health & Rehab.

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Highlands Foundation Makes Significant Contribution

8/20/2015

Highlands Foundation presented Highlands Health & Rehab a $100,000 check Thursday. The money will help furnish the new nursing home that is currently under construction.

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Highlands Donates Helmets to County’s Special Education Classes

5/18/2015

Representatives of Highlands Medical Center (HMC) were at Scottsboro High School on Tuesday morning to make a special donation.

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Highlands Recognizes Staff with Special Hospital Week Events

5/18/2015

Rural hospitals facing tough challenges but remain integral to their communities

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Log on to your health record and win $500

2/17/2015

My Health Portal is an interactive web portal that empowers patients and their families to take a more active role in their care by providing easy, secure access to their health information.

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Scale Back Alabama Kicks Off 2015 Contest

1/7/2015

Highlands Medical Center will be a weigh-in site for Scale Back Alabama. Get your team together and sign-up!

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Highlands Foundation Gears Up for Its New Year

12/5/2014

As Jackson County Health Care Authority looks forward to beginning a new year, their 60th year in fact, Highlands Foundation is gearing up with new Highlands Foundation Board Members.

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Lights of Loved Celebration Planned

11/12/2014

B&B Reporting proudly presents Highlands Foundation's Lights of Love Celebration.

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Groundbreaking for Highlands Health and Rehab

11/5/2014

Highlands Health & Rehab facility in Scottsboro, AL broke ground last week on a replacement facility. Highlands Health & Rehab is being developed by Jackson County Health Care Authority (JCHCA). Hoar Construction will serve as the project’s general contractor.

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Only Hospital in North Alabama to Receive this Recognition

10/20/2014

HIMSS Analytics Honors Highlands Medical Center with Stage 6 Recognition

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Only Hospital in North Alabama to receive this recognition

10/16/2014

HIMSS Analytics Honors Highlands Medical Center with Stage 6 Recognition

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Dr. Andrew Hodges joins Hodges Clinic

9/2/2014

Dr. Andrew Hodges is ready for patients. To schedule an appointment call 256.574.1566

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Should You Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

9/2/2014

How to know where to go for your pressing health care needs

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Highlands holds $500 drawing

8/29/2014

Random drawing will be held after September 30th

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Highlands Receives Thank You

7/31/2014

Mr. Kenn Looney commends Highlands Medical Center and Highlands Health and Rehab for job well done.

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Highlands Medical Center Plans to Give Back

6/25/2014

Co-Ed Softball Tournament Planned for Breast Cancer Awareness

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A big hit

6/23/2014

Highlands Medical Center teams up with Collins elementary school during CAMP Collins and gives advice on how to make a healthy summer snack.

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Working Together

3/10/2014

When Jackson County residents consider where to receive outpatient therapy service, now the answer will simply

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PURSUING EXCELLENCE

3/10/2014

It's a well-known fact that a hospital is only as good as those who provide its services

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Hopitalist Play Important Role

10/28/2013

To assure coordinated efforts across the care continuum, the hospitalist program at Highlands Medical Center is designed to provide the highest quality of individualized compassionate inpatient care.

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Highlands online application

10/28/2013

submit your application for employment.

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A Message from Our CEO

10/7/2013

Welcome to Highlands Medical Center's web site.

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Health Insurance for Children

10/7/2013

Thousands of families across Alabama are eligible for low-cost or free health insurance for their children and don't know it.

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Community Health Needs Assessment

9/16/2013

Highlands Community Health Needs Assessment

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Dr. Paul Avenel, General Surgeon, Joins Highlands Medical Staff

9/11/2013

Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Avenel recently joined the medical staff of Highlands Medical Center.

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Dr. Chris Clayton Joins Medical Staff

9/1/2013

Highlands Medical Center would like to welcome Dr. Chris Clayton to their medical staff.

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Highlands Maternity Center Receives Award

7/31/2013

HMC is one of the top five hospitals in Alabama with a less than 5% unsatisfactory rate for Newborn Screening Tests.

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Home Health Referral Form

7/16/2013

Home Health Referral Form

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2013 Medicare Questions Answered

11/2/2012

Open Enrollment for those 65 or older or with certain disabilities began October 15th and will end December 7th.

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