Posts in October, 2018

  • A word from Trisha Carr

    I have lived in Monticello for the last 10 years with my husband and two children. I have worked at Kirby Medical Center for five years. I started as a full-time phlebotomist in the laboratory. In the spring of 2014, I went part-time and started school to pursue my bachelor’s degree in nursing. I will graduate from Millikin University this December. I was very grateful and excited to be a recipient of the Kirby ...

  • Our Thanks to the Kirby Auxiliary

    In the last 10 years, the Auxiliary has donated over $230,000 to The Kirby Foundation. Past support has helped fund a new ambulance, the Wellness Trail, a 3D Mammography machine and much, much more. During their annual meeting on July 9 th, the Auxiliary made a $22,000 donation to support the purchase of a new power cot for the Ambulance Service. Their generous contribution also provided funding for our new Therapy ...

  • Abnormal Mammogram, Now What?

    It’s time for your routine mammogram and soon after you’ll learn the results. Hearing your results are normal is comforting, but what happens when you hear otherwise? Don’t panic. If the radiologist needs additional images for further information, your doctor will call you to schedule more detailed images and possibly an Ultrasound. It’s understandable to feel anxious and panicky as you await ...

  • Kirby Medical Center Awarded Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for Patient Satisfaction by the National Rural Health Association

    “Kirby Medical Center Awarded Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for Patient Satisfaction by the National Rural Health Association” At the awards ceremony on September 28 th in Kansas City, Missouri, Kirby Medical Center was recognized as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in the US for Patient Satisfaction by the National Rural Health Association. The designation is based on the Hospital Strength INDEX® ...

  • Your aching hands: Is it arthritis?

    Learn about the causes and symptoms of arthritis in the hands and wrists, as well as treatment options. Your hands play an important role in many of your daily tasks, such as writing out a grocery list or opening the lid on a jar of peanut butter. But if you have arthritis, everyday activities like these can be painful. Arthritis in the hands or wrists is a significant problem for many people in the U.S., according ...

  • Breast Cancer 101 | Diagnostic Imaging in Monticello

    1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. While this statistic may be alarming, breast cancer screening is the single most important factor to early detection. What is the Importance of Screening for Breast Cancer? Regular screening mammograms is your best chance of finding cancer in its earliest stages — when it’s more treatable and hasn’t spread. It is important to know ...

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