2017 Tallahatchie Wellness Spring Carnival

Tallahatchie Wellness Spring Carnival scheduled for April 22nd With over 350 participants, 37 vendors and a plethora of games and activities, last year’s health fair carnival was hugely successful and plenty of fun was had by all. The health fair carnival is designed to cater to everyone’s needs and interests whether new born, elderly or …Read More

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Tutwiler Clinic’s Future Appears Brighter After Pact With TGH

Tallahatchie General Hospital’s recent acquisition of the Tutwiler Clinic offers hope that the clinic will be able to continue its mission far into the future, according to Dr. Anne Brooks. Brooks, 78, was one of the founders of the Tutwiler Clinic in August 1983. At that time, she and three fellow Roman Catholic nuns from …Read More

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Tallahatchie Wellness Health Fair Carnival May 7th 2016

The James C. Wellness Center at Tallahatchie General Hospital is hosting its First Annual Tallahatchie Wellness Health Fair Carnival on May 7th in Charleston, Mississippi. The health fair is from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. inside the wellness center, and the carnival is from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. To enter the carnival, visitors must attend …Read More

The New Playground is Now Open!

Named after one of our donors, The Irene Wells Pennington Playground, located on the campus of the James C. Kennedy Wellness Center and Tallahatchie General Hospital is now open. Community residents and their children and grandchildren are encouraged and welcomed to now use the playground. The area will be strictly patrolled to ensure all users …Read More

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Sun-Sentinel Wins 13 Advertising Awards in Statewide Contest by Clay McFerrin

JACKSON — The Sun-Sentinel has won 13 awards, including three first-place plaques and second place in the coveted overall “Advertising Excellence” category. Awards, for achievement in the Mississippi Press Association’s 2015 Better Newspaper Contest Advertising Division, were presented Saturday during the association’s Mid-Winter Conference here. Entries were judged by members of the North Carolina Press …Read More

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Smoking Cessation By Clay McFerrin

Quitting smoking is a daunting proposition, but a new program at Charleston Clinic offers smokers specialized tools to enhance their chances — all at little or no cost to them. “Nicotine is a very addictive drug,” said the clinic’s Dr. Rob Carter. “We’re finding out more and more the different receptors that it acts on …Read More

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UM Alum Catherine Woodyard Creates Healthy Space for Charleston

Three years ago, University of Mississippi alum Dr. Catherine Woodyard sparked a change for Charleston, a town afflicted by high rates of chronic diseases including obesity, hypertension and diabetes. As a doctoral student at the University of Mississippi, Woodyard conducted a comprehensive health needs assessment for Charleston as her dissertation project with the intention of …Read More

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Rural Hospital Woes By Becky Gillette

Rural Hospital Woes Steps being taken to remain viable in small towns By Becky Gillette Source: http://www.deltabusinessjournal.com/#!headline-1/c13gx Rural hospitals are on life support. They are struggling with declining government reimbursement rates, too many uninsured patients, and increasing costs for providing care and for regulatory compliance. “It is a terrible time for rural hospitals and it …Read More

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Tallahatchie General praised for efforts after bus accident.

By: The Sun-Sentinel Tallahatchie General Hospital staff received an “A” for their work in caring for a busload of students following a traffic accident last fall in the West Tallahatchie School District. Click the link for more: http://tallahatchienews.ms/front-page-slideshow-news/tallahatchie-general-praised-efforts-after-bus-accident#sthash.JNWCozay.vDYxfrP9.dpbs

Children in Charleston, Miss. Use Poetry to Reach Elderly Patients

Source: http://hottytoddy.com/2014/12/18/children-in-charleston-ms-use-poetry-to-reach-elderly-patients/ In the small city of Charleston, Mississippi, also known as the “Gateway to the Delta,” Tallahatchie General Hospital (TGH) shelters a small population of patients suffering from dementia. The patients routinely go about their days with the help of volunteers and nursing assistants, but the activity room is quiet, and interaction between patient …Read More