Kiwanians hear hospital history

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 09:45 AM.

They have Mobile Nuclear Medicine, which is a “non invasive study to determine disease in many bodily organs and bone structure using less radiation then an X-ray or CT scan,” and Mobile MRI.

Their General and Laparoscopic Surgical Procedures include gall bladder, colonoscopy, hernia, biopsies, scopes, carpel tunnel, hysterectomy, mastectomy, tubal ligation, ovarian cyst, adhesions, tonsillectomy and hemorrhoidectomy.

“We do 95 percent of our lab work in house,” said Blitch. “And that includes cardiac markers, chemistry panels, liver function tests, potassium, protime, urine culture, drug testing for employment, complete blood count, lipid profile, thyroid testing, hemoglobin A1C, routine urinalysis and rapid strep. We also have a Wound Care Center, which is a chronic problem with those who have diabetes.”

She thanked the DMH Auxiliary, which contributes time and funds for special projects.

“We love our volunteers,” said Blitch. “They make such a difference and raise the hospital around $10,000 a year.”

The Doctors Memorial Hospital is having an upcoming Golf Scramble and Golf Ball Drop on April 12 at the Dogwood Lakes Golf Club.

“We’re also celebrating our 5th Anniversary on Monday, April 1,” said Blitch. “We’ll have a Customer Appreciation Day with free lunch and screenings. We usually have important people like Marti Coley show up; she spent last year with us.”

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