Each year, thousands of patients from a seven-county area rely on OCH Regional Medical Center for their health care needs. Because of its local ownership, OCH invests its resources back into its facilities, its medical technology and equipment, and its communities in order to impact virtually every facet of life for the region’s residents.
Since 1982, OCH has invested almost $98.6 million in improvements to our facilities and upgrades to equipment and technology. In 2011 alone, we provided more than $2.5 million in charity care and closed out the year with a strong fiscal performance.
However, at OCH a healthy bottom line means much more than operating in the black; it’s about health and healing, about taking care of those in need. That’s why since 1974, we’ve recruited more than 90 physicians and now offer a medical staff of over 100, representing almost 20 medical specialties. It’s why we were the first facility in northeast Mississippi to offer digital mammography services and why we currently boast the most advanced robotic surgical system in the region. It’s why we offer services like our arthritis support group, diabetes management training, asthma education and CPR certification.
With more than 600 employees, this 96-bed progressive, rural hospital provides capable, compassionate care for its inpatients – as well as for its almost 26,000 annual emergency room visitors and its more than 29,000 outpatients.
The hospital’s 19 medical specialties include anesthesiology, breast disease, critical care, emergency medicine, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, hematology, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology (ENT), pain management, pediatrics, pulmonology, sleep medicine and urology. Patients also can receive care in sports medicine, sleep medicine, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac rehab and pulmonary wellness. Since its founding 40 years ago, OCH has continued to invest in facilities, technology and services.