MMH now has a secondary meaning – Massac Mobile Health.
Massac Memorial Hospital will soon provide health care to local communities through its new mobile health unit.
The Massac Mobile Health unit has two exam rooms and will initially offer COVID-19 testing and education. However, Massac Memorial CEO Lennis Thompson plans to eventually expand its use and provide primary care services.
“The Mobile Health Unit is part of Massac Memorial Hospital’s mission to make health care more accessible in the region,” he said. “Our motto is ‘Compassionate care…close to home’, and this mobile clinic will help us deliver on that promise like never before.
The unit was funded by the Rural Health Clinic’s COVID-19 testing program, which promotes access to coronavirus testing and mitigation activities in rural communities.
After the first of the year, Massac Memorial plans to offer primary care services to communities using the Mobile Health Unit. At that time, the unit will operate on a fixed schedule and will be staffed with an advanced practice practitioner and a nurse.
Massac Memorial Hospital was dedicated on November 11, 1955, to the “eternal memory of those in Massac County who made the supreme sacrifice during World War I, World War II, and Korea.” It opened as a 40-bed facility on April 14, 1956.
Today, the hospital provides general medical and surgical care to inpatients, outpatients, and emergency patients. Its offerings include psychiatric services, cardiac rehabilitation, radiology, laboratory work, emergency medicine, sleep disorders, infusions and wound treatment. The hospital is also affiliated with three clinics that provide additional care to surrounding communities.