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Kentucky Hospital Association COVID-19 PSA
Date Posted: 2020-06-25
If you have concerns, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prior to visiting the hospital, refer to this helpful video documenting policies we are taking to keep you safe.

A Special Thanks
Date Posted: 2020-05-28
Monroe County Medical Center would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for providing food to our healthcare workers during this pandemic:

  • Cleary's Construction
  • Amedysis Home Health
  • Lifeline Home Health
  • Monroe County Schools
Free Coronavirus Testing Starting June 1st
Date Posted: 2020-05-28
Free Coronavirus testing will be offered starting Monday, June 1st. Testing will be offered Monday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Testing is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact 270-487-9231 ext. 1185.

You do not need a physician order or need to be exhibiting any symptoms of the disease. You will also be asked to complete the COVID-19 PUI form which you download below. Bring this form to the testing site on the day of your test.

Free Coronavirus Testing
Date Posted: 2020-05-05
On Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM, MCMC and the Monroe County Health Department are partnering to offer free Coronavirus / COVID-19 testing. The testing site will be located in the basement area of the Medical Center (signs will be posted). You do not need a physician order or exhibiting symptoms of the disease to participate. Results should be provided within 24-36 hours.

To register, contact the hospital at 270-487-9231 ext 1155. You will also be asked to complete the COVID-19 PUI form which you download below. Bring this form to the testing site on the day of the test. Healthcare Providers and First Responders will be given first priority followed by all individuals 18 or over.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Date Posted: 2020-03-11
Monroe County Medical Center is focused on providing the safest and most efficient care for our patients.  With that being said, we want the residents of Monroe County to know that we receive daily updates on the increasing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are continuously monitoring the situation. We are screening all of our patients according to Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.  So far, we have not had any patients that have met the guidelines, requiring further investigation.

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MCMC Scholarships Available
Date Posted: 2020-03-09

Monroe County Medical Center will offer graduating high school seniors pursuing higher education two scholarships (as described below), providing the recipients remain a full-time student and maintain a C average.

Applicants for the first scholarship, $6,000 ($1,500 per year for four years), must be a resident of Monroe County who will graduate in May or who has completed their GED and will be pursuing a career in the medical field.

Applicants for the second scholarship, $4000 ($1,000 per year for four years), must be the child of an MCMC employee who will graduate in May/June or who has completed their GED and will be pursuing a career in the medical field (residence in Monroe County is not required).

Further information about the scholarships and requirements may be found in the scholarship application. The application can be obtained below, from MCMC Administration or from the Guidance Office at the Monroe County High School. Completed applications along with transcript (including ACT scores) must be returned to the Administration office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Scholarship Application
National COPD Awareness Month
Date Posted: 2019-11-06
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a long-term lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease affects millions of Americans and is the third leading cause of disease-related death in the U.S. COPD is often preventable and treatable.

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National Diabetes Month
Date Posted: 2019-11-06
Having diabetes means you are more likely to develop heart disease and to have a greater chance of a heart attack or stroke. The good news is that the steps you take to manage your diabetes also help to lower your chances of having heart disease or stroke.

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National Family Caregivers Month
Date Posted: 2019-11-06
November is National Family Caregivers Month. It is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country, recognizing the challenges that family caregivers face and how they manage them day and night.

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Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Date Posted: 2019-11-06
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan helped to create greater awareness of Alzheimer's disease, declaring November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

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