Stone County Hospital

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  • Meaningful Patient Interaction

    Meaningful Patient Interaction Looking back, you can probably remember those paper charts filed away in the medical records department that got pulled out once you checked in as a patient. The chart was shared between the nurses, doctor, coders, therapists, nutritionists, and more. Everything was handwritten – some things legible and some not. Then, along...

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  • Improving Patient Engagement

    Improving Patient Engagement When patients are engaged, they have much more successful outcomes regarding their health. Patient engagement also aids in reducing preventable readmissions. No patient wants to struggle when they are discharged or be readmitted to the hospital because of something that could have been easily avoided. It’s hard to comprehend discharge instructions when...

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  • SCH Taking New Treatment Approach

    SCH Taking New Treatment Approach By Jody O’Hara Since last May, Stone County Hospital has been taking a new approach to inpatient care. Dr. David Northington D.O. is serving as not only Chief Medical Officer, but also as Hospitalist, an evolving practice which is intended to bring a whole new patient experience to inpatient services. An...

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  • World Health Day 2017: Depression

    Today, April 7, 2017, is World Health Day. For 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to focus on depression. Depression comes in many forms, meaning it does not look the same on everyone. According to the WHO website,, “Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries....

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  • New Gastroenterology Services to be Offered at Stone County Hospital

    WIGGINS, MS – Stone County Hospital (SCH) is currently undergoing many changes and additions that will benefit both employees and patients. The most current additions are their new Gastroenterology providers, Stephen E. Buckley, M.D., and Susan Wallace, MSN, and Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C). Dr. Buckley, a Wiggins native, has extensive experience in Gastroenterology and...

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  • Stone County Hospital Introduces New Ambulance

    WIGGINS, MS (Aug 18, 2016) – Stone County Hospital (SCH) is replacing one of their three ambulances that is currently in service with a new state-of-the-art ambulance that is fully equipped and guaranteed to leave Stone County residents in awe. The new ambulance was built strictly for SCH and will serve as a major advantage...

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  • Caught in the Act: Mariah Petty

    Caught in the Act: Mariah Petty, Housekeeper Mariah was recognized for her outstanding attitude and willingness to go above and beyond. Mariah has cleaned the clinic in all the hard to reach, or often not seen areas, and even jumped in to action during her lunch the other day when the OR needed someone immediately.

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  • Caught in the Act: David Sumner

    Caught in the Act: David Sumner, Medivan Driver David was recognized for a special moment when he was able to comfort a patient and family member during a difficult time. David always gets to know his patients as people, and not just as patients. David has a true love and passion for his job.

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  • August Employee of the Month: Stephanie Gates

    Employee of the Month: Stephanie Gates, Surgery & ER Manager Stephanie is recognized for always going above and beyond the call of duty for her staff and her patients. Stephanie always has a smile on her face, and is always willing to help, no matter how tough the situation may be. Stephanie is a model...

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  • NEIGHBORS SERVING NEIGHBORS… Quality Care. Right Here at Home.

    NEIGHBORS SERVING NEIGHBORS… Quality Care. Right Here at Home. Mr. Barney Cannaday was one of our recent patients at SCH. He told his nurse, Terri Mizell (left), and nurse practitioner, Jillian Ladner (right), how much he loves our staff and the great care he receives here. Thanks, Mr. Cannaday, for sharing this with us!

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