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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.
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.
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.
Highlands Medical Center is proud to award our SARAH MEEDER SCHOLARSHIP to Kristin Harbin, Monitor Tech in our Special Care Unit.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Featured: Dr. Velez, Anesthesiologist
JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. - Five new transit vehicles were added to Highlands Ambulance Service.
Please join Highlands Occupational Therapy on Thursday, June 29th, 11:30AM-1PM @ First Southern Bank in Scottsboro for a Lunch & Learn.
Featured: Dr. Margaret Stewart Morr
Featured: Chief Nursing Officer, Michael Windham
Please join us Friday, June 2nd for the 3rd Annual Highlands Foundation Golf Tournament. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 256.218.3360.
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.
Featured: Physician Of The Year, Dr. Gazzala
Please join us Saturday, April 29th, 9AM-12PM! To take part, volunteer or for more info please contact 256.609.5216.
Patients of Medicare: Your new, personalized Annual Wellness Visit replaces the yearly physical and is a benefit to you every year!
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.
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.
Featured: Dr. Andrew Hodges;
Highlands Welcomes Johnathan Baker, CRNP;
Highlands Foundation Makes Security Golf Cart Donation;
Dr. Sam Holland Chooses Highlands Medical Center;
Heart Health Awareness;
Make plans now to attend Highlands Foundation Gala. For more information and to purchase tickets contact 256.218.3360.
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
A holiday tradition continues. Highlands Foundation proudly presents its annual Lights of Love Celebration.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
After an injury or surgery, Occupational Therapy can help get you back to the things you enjoy most.
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.
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.
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.
Representatives of Highlands Medical Center (HMC) were at Scottsboro High School on Tuesday morning to make a special donation.
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.
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.
HIMSS Analytics Honors Highlands Medical Center with Stage 6 Recognition
Dr. Andrew Hodges is ready for patients. To schedule an appointment call 256.574.1566
How to know where to go for your pressing health care needs
Random drawing will be held after September 30th
Mr. Kenn Looney commends Highlands Medical Center and Highlands Health and Rehab for job well done.
Co-Ed Softball Tournament Planned for Breast Cancer Awareness
Highlands Medical Center teams up with Collins elementary school during CAMP Collins and gives advice on how to make a healthy summer snack.
It's a well-known fact that a hospital is only as good as those who provide its services
When Jackson County residents consider where to receive outpatient therapy service, now the answer will simply
submit your application for employment.
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.
Welcome to Highlands Medical Center's web site.
Thousands of families across Alabama are eligible for low-cost or free health insurance for their children and don't know it.
Highlands Community Health Needs Assessment
Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Avenel recently joined the medical staff of Highlands Medical Center.
Highlands Medical Center would like to welcome Dr. Chris Clayton to their medical staff.
HMC is one of the top five hospitals in Alabama with a less than 5% unsatisfactory rate for Newborn Screening Tests.
Home Health Referral Form
Open Enrollment for those 65 or older or with certain disabilities began October 15th and will end December 7th.