Hancock Medical Speakers' Bureau
Call (228) 467-8790 to schedule a speaker on health care topics. Topics include:
- Heart Health
- Mammography & Breast Cancer Awareness
- Dietary Topics
- Bone Density & Osteoporosis
- First Aid
- Medication Topics with our Pharmacist
- And more
Hancock Medical Community Lunch & Tours
Call (228) 467-8790 or email email@example.com if you would like to attend a Community Lunch & Tour sponsored by the Hancock Medical Foundation. The lunches and tours are held on the fourth Friday of each month or by special appointment for your group.
Hancock County Chamber
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Convention and Visitors
City of Bay St. Louis
Join Senior Plus at Hancock Medical
The new hospital awards program at Hancock Medical is called "Senior Plus." If you are 55 years of age or older you can join and receive discounts in the hospital cafeteria and gift shop, free annual health screenings, special health programs and more. To sign up for Senior Plus, please call (228) 467-8727.
Hancock Medical Completes Emergency Preparedness Drill
Hancock Medical held an Emergency Preparedness Drill on Thursday, May 23. It has been completed.
Hancock Medical Cuts Ribbon on Outpatient Registration & Outpatient Services
Above: Outpatient Registration at Hancock Medical is back in its original location with outpatient services conveniently nearby for easy outpatient access. The ribbon was cut on the new area on Thursday, May 16 in a special ceremony at Hancock Medical. See more photos of area and ceremony at right column. Below: A Clay Creations medallion to commemorate the special occasion.
Hancock Medical Walk-in Care moves to Campus @ Shepherd Square in Diamondhead
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Ashley Skaggs began seeing patients at the newly remodled Medical Office Building at the Hancock Medical Diamondhead Campus at Shepherd Square this week. The campus of health care offerings is located beyond Rouses Grocery Store in Diamondhead.
The new Hancock Medical Family and Primary Care Office with Skaggs, nurse Daphne Ladner, and Office Coordinator Erica Theriot, is welcoming patients Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Most insurances are accepted and walk-ins are welcome.
ER Reconstruction Complete
The Hancock Medical Emergency Department is back in its original location after reconstruction. The new ER features 14 beds, four trauma suites, a patient monitoring system, private registration areas, a play area for children and is once again accessible from Hospital Drive off Highway 90.
During Phase II of the hospital's five-phase FEMA reconstruction project, the ER temporarily moved to the east side of the hospital, and Hospital Drive was only accessible for ambulances. Now with work complete, Hospital Drive is open to all traffic.
Moonlight on the Bay 2012
The Department of Surgery was honored at the 16th Annual Moonlight on the Bay, on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Hollywood Casino. A large crowd turned out in support of the hospital gala. The Hancock Medical Foundation matched all money raised at the event to help buy important equipment in the operating rooms that are part of Phase Three of the hospital's five-phase reconstruction project. The fully integrated system for the operating room suites, which includes skylights, high-definition monitors and specially-equipped tables, will give the Surgery Department state-of-the-art technology and continue to make the hospital one of the best equipped in the area.
One of the new operating room suites will be named the Joseph Rillens Lee Surgery Suite in honor of Dr. Lee, who has served patients at Hancock Medical since 1977.
Hancock Medical Earns "A" on Hospital Safety Score
Washington, DC – Hancock Medical Center was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. More than 2,600 hospitals in the United States were assigned a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F for their safety.
“Patient safety and quality of care are always top priorities at Hancock Medical Center and we take those very seriously every single day,” said Administrator/CEO Robert A. Pascasio, FACHE. “Our staff is diligent in providing great care to our patients and our safety grade reflects that.”
Hospitals were the first to provide quality data to the public and have been doing so for more than a decade so that communities know the effort being made to continually improve patient care.
“It’s The Leapfrog Group’s goal to give patients the information they need and deserve before even entering a hospital,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the hospitals that earned an ‘A’ and we look forward to the day when all hospitals in the U.S. will earn the highest scores for putting patient safety first.”
To see Hancock Medical’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, the Hospital Safety ScoreSM website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay.
Patient Greeting Cards
Sending notes of encouragement to patients in the hospital has never been easier, thanks to the Greeting Card application on the Hancock Medical Web Site at www.hmc.org.
The hospital’s home page has a “Send a Greeting” button on the left-hand column and clicking on that button takes you to a variety of colorful card designs. Pick your favorite design, fill out your greeting, and click send. A card will be generated within seconds and delivered to the hospital inbox where staff can print out and deliver to the patient.
Terry Thurmond, R.N., works on the Intensive Care Unit at Hancock Medical. She says any type of positive greeting patients receive from loved ones is helpful during times of recovery.
“Patients love to receive greetings from family and friends and these cards allow people who may not be able to visit to stay in touch with words of encouragement,” said Thurmond.
Sending a greeting card through the hospital web site is equivalent to sending a post card, so privacy and confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. This Greeting Card service should not be used to send confidential communications. Do not include any personal, medical or diagnostic information.
The cards come in 11 different designs and the service is free.
Exciting Times at Hancock Medical!
Medical Nursing Unit and New Swing Building Addition Unveiled at Hancock Medical
Hancock Medical celebrated a new 10,000-square foot Swing Building addition and a reconstructed Medical Nursing Unit on Thursday, Feb. 9, nearly one year after the hospital’s FEMA Restoration and Mitigation Project began in February 2011.
“It’s the first of many exciting days to come in Hancock County’s reconstructed state-of-the-art medical center,” said interim Administrator Joyce Hein. “These first completed areas of phase one will give everyone a vision of what the entire hospital will look like when all five phases of the project are complete.”
The new addition and the reconstructed Medical Nursing Unit were finished on schedule and conclude Phase I of the five phase reconstruction project scheduled to be completed in 2014. Roy Anderson Corp is the general contractor for the project.
J. Larry Ladner, President of the Hancock Medical Board of Trustees, praised the work in phase one and said he looks forward to future accomplishments.
“We have the best doctors and health care professionals of any community our size in the United States,” Ladner said. “And now our facilities are on their way to being second to none.”
All hospital services are available and will not be interrupted during the construction. Departments will take turns occupying the new space in the Swing Building addition as current areas on the first floor of the hospital are reconstructed.
In addition to the reconstructed Medical Nursing Unit and the new Swing Building addition, the North generator at the hospital was changed out and elevated. The hospital’s Chiller Plant was relocated and new air handlers were installed for the overall efficiency of the hospital heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
“Everyone is working really hard and deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the work completed in Phase I,” said Facility Services Director Hank Wheeler.
Wheeler said Phase II begins immediately and will last eight months. This second phase of the project will reconstruct many service areas of the hospital including the Emergency Room, the Imaging Department, the Intensive Care Unit and Obstetrics.
New hospital signage will be in place as departments move areas during reconstruction. The public can call 467-8600 if they have questions about service locations prior to a visit to Hancock Medical.
MAMMOGRAPHY AT HANCOCK MEDICAL
Every month is a good month to schedule your annual mammogram at Hancock Medical.The digital mammography system at Hancock Medical is a powerful tool in the fight against breast cancer and our soft comfort pads help enhance your mammogram experience.
Consult your physician and make a digital mammogram at Hancock Medical part of your annual check-up.
Your mammogram with a physician's order can be scheduled by calling 228-467-5483.
Hancock Medical Imaging Center at Shepherd Square in Diamondhead
DiamondMED Urgent Medical Care
at Shepherd Square, Diamondhead
Primary & Family Care
at Shepherd Square, Diamondhead
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Contruction Phase Phase III
(Above): A newly reconstructed outpatient services waiting area.
(Below): Open house on May 16, 2013.
Contruction Phase I
(Feb. 2011 - Jan. 2012)
(Above): A newly reconstructed nursing unit from Phase I of the five phase reconstruction project. (Below): Hallway of newly constructed unit from Phase I.
Construction Phase II
(Feb. 2012 - Nov. 2012)
Hancock Medical unveiled the reconstructed ICU, OB, Imaging/Radiology, and the Gift Shop at an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on Oct. 8, 2012. The unveiling completes Phase II of the 5-phase Reconstruction Project at Hancock Medical.