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McLeod Dillon Auxiliary Hours of Service 2013

The Hospital Auxiliary promotes McLeod Dillon through its volunteer efforts. Volunteering many hours per month, they operate the Pink Dogwood gift shop, serve as hostesses at the Main Lobby Entrance, assist patients and staff member in the Cardiac Rehab and Physical Therapy outpatient areas and give of their time at hospital functions, Red Cross blood drives and many other events throughout the year. Proceeds from the gift shop and several other a...

May is National Stroke Awareness Month 2013

Eighty percent of strokes are preventable, yet it is expected that nearly 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke this year. On average, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.

"It is important to recognize the warning signs of stroke and dial 9-1-1 immediately," said Dr. Kristopher Crawford, Medical Director of the McLeod Dillon Emergency Department.   "Warning signs include sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body. ...

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

You might not think about protecting your skin when you head out the door for work each day, but you should. With a few changes to your routine, you can easily make sun safety part of your healthy lifestyle every day.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. While attention is given to skin cancer during this month, sun safety is important all through the year, not just in the summertime. Most skin cancers are caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, and the negative effects of U...

McLeod Dillon Announces Nurses of the Year

McLeod Dillon is pleased to announce Nurse of the Year - Spring Lewis, RN, (Intensive Care), Medical Surgical Tech of the Year - Jessica Granada, MST, (Emergency Department), Surgical Technician of the Year - Wanda Wiggins, CORT (Surgical Services), and Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year - Tommie Waters, LPN (Emergency Department). Mary Adams, RN, (Women's Services) received the Patient's Choice Award. Two new awards that were initiated in 2012 include "Rookie" of the Year awarded to a nurs...

McLeod Dillon Hosts Blood Drive - May 2

McLeod Dillon will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, May 2, from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the hospital Auxiliary Room. Donors will receive a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.

Based on American Red Cross statistics, there is a patient in need of blood every two seconds. Red blood cells must be used within 42 days, and platelets, a blood component, can only be stored for five days after donation, so the blood supply has to be constantly replenished.

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