April 2021

Reaching the Homebound – OCH Goes the Extra Mile to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Accessible

Muggie Brooks sits in her wheelchair at her kitchen table and pauses from eating her chicken-pot-pie to get her COVID-19 vaccination. “That’s it?” she asked. “You didn’t even interrupt dinner!” The 90-year-old lifelong Starkville resident was one of eight people OCH Regional Medical Center Paramedics Shedrick Hogan, NREMT-P, and Stephen Pannell, NREMT-P, made home visits …

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OCH EMS to Provide Vaccinations for Homebound in Oktibbeha County

OCH Regional Medical Center will begin Friday, April 9th making home visits to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to the homebound. The vaccines will be administered by paramedics with OCH EMS who will monitor patients for a minimum of 15 minutes after giving the shot. “These patients who are homebound are some of our most vulnerable, and …

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Occupational Therapist Provides Specialized Treatment for Lymphedema Patients

For 27 years, Charlotte Cox has worked as a registered and licensed occupational therapist and recently expanded her scope of service to include lymphedema therapy. This form of specialized therapy has always been an interest for Cox, but the intense out-of-town two week course followed by an exam just didn’t seem feasible for a busy …

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