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Lincoln County Medical Center joins Mercy

 Posted on January 29, 2015 at 8:27 am

The Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) Board of Trustees approved an agreement for Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) to become part of Mercy, effective March 1. All LCMC operations will be managed by Mercy, including its eight affiliated physician clinics in Troy, Winfield and Elsberry, and its LCMC Home Health services. The 25-bed hospital will be Mercy’s fourth hospital in eastern Missouri, joining Mercy-owned hospitals in St. Louis, Crystal City

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  • Ambulance district, health department among partners in CO alarm program

     Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Safe Kids Eastern Quad Counties has partnered with the Lincoln County Ambulance District and Wright City Fire District to secure a grant to provide Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms to families in member counties. Lisa Sitler, RN, PhD health educator with the Lincoln County Health Department wrote the grant that was ultimately approved by Safe Kids. Sitler remarked, “I believe in Safe Kids CO Alarm program, and if it saves one

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  • LCAD takes steps to disinfect ambulances with UV-C Light Technology

     Posted on January 15, 2015 at 7:43 am


    The Lincoln County Ambulance District [LCAD] recently took a big step in keeping the community safe from nasty viruses like Ebola, Flu, MRSA and C-Diff. “LCAD recently purchased four  EDU-435 UV-C Disinfection Lamps, one for each ambulance base,” said LCAD Chief Administrator Ray Antonacci. “These lamps will be used to help disinfect ambulances and the ambulance bases.  They have been shown to protect the public and personnel from exposure to

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  • Advice for navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

     Posted on January 7, 2015 at 11:11 am


    November 15 marked the beginning of the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace. That open enrollment period will come to an end on Feb. 15, 2015, and in anticipation of the dread and procrastination that many health care experts are expecting consumers to experience Rick Lindquist and Paul Zane Pilzer, coauthors of “The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance: Why It’s Good for You, Your Family, and Your Company”,

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  • LCHD January 2015 Calendar of Events

     Posted on December 26, 2014 at 10:06 am


    Jan. 1 – OFFICE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEARS DAY Jan. 5 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic Jan. 6 – Walk-In Flu Clinic 9am-4pm, WIC Clinic Jan. 7 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Silex Blood Pressure Clinic 11am – 12pm Jan. 8 – WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic Jan. 9 – WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic Jan. 12 – Immunization Clinic Jan. 13 – Walk-In Flu Clinic 9am-4pm, WIC Clinic, Dental

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  • Lincoln County Health Department releases October inspection results

     Posted on December 4, 2014 at 10:43 am


    The Lincoln County Health Department has released the results of its October 2014 inspections. Two of Elsberry’s businesses and eateries received the attention of the health department last month. These included the Elsberry Nutrition Center and H.L. Purdin High School, both of which were inspected on Oct. 23. The Lincoln County Health Department inspects each food establishment at least once every six months and more often if warranted. At each

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  • LCHD December 2014 Calendar of Events

     Posted on November 28, 2014 at 9:54 am


    Dec. 1 – Immunization Clinic Dec. 2 – Children’s Walk-In Flu Clinic 9am-4pm, WIC Clinic Dec. 3 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic, Silex Blood Pressure Clinic 11am – 12pm Dec. 4 – WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic Dec. 5 – WIC Clinic, Dental Clinic Dec. 8 – Immunization Clinic, WIC Clinic Dec. 9 – Children’s Walk-In Flu Clinic 9-11am and 2-4pm, WIC Clinic – Office Closed from 11:30am –

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