PCH Aberdeen has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
Laparoscopic Surgeries are now available with Dr. Woodrow Brand III, M.D.
If your primary care provider has recommended a consultation with a surgeon, request to see Dr. Woodrow Brand III right here in Aberdeen. You might be a candidate for our new minimally invasive surgery techniques. Compared to traditional open surgery, patients often experience less pain, a shorter recovery, and less scarring. Best of all, it's just as safe as traditional surgery. To schedule an appointment, call 601-469-4151.
Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen, a 340b covered entity, has contracted with some area Pharmacies to provide you with an alternative to high cost prescription drugs!! As a covered entity, Pioneer Hospital's physicians are able to prescribe medications which can be filled under the 340b program at significant savings to you! Most medications that are covered under medicare and medicaidwill be available also at 340b prices. Even if you have insurance, you may choose to fill your prescription with the 340b program if you visit a Pioneer Physician. There are many instances in which this may help you to save money- you may have used up all of your monthly medicaid slots or you may be in the doughnut hole on medicare. In addition you could be between insurance coverage due to a job change or you could simply be one of the uninsured.
When you visit the doctor, ask for your 340b card!!! Our staff can print one out for you!!!
Pioneer Community Hospital is happy to announce the developement of a four-bed ventilator weaning unit. The purpose of this program is to help patients who are sick and need life support for extended periods of time to ultimately become independent from the ventilator. The staff has chosen a unit name, VIP, standing not only for Ventilator Independence Program but also for Very Important Patients. We will use an interdisciplinary approach consisting of the attending Physicians, Nursing, Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Dietitians, Pharmacists, and additional staff based on patient needs in order to provide high quality patient care.
The ability to provide patient-focused care in a smaller inpatient hospital setting is ideal to establish trust and rapport with patients and their families. Pioneer has provided our staff with role-specific education in order to give them the knowledge and support to feel confident in the care they provide to ventilator patients. We are thrilled that Pioneer Community Hospital now has the ability to provide this much needed service here in Northeast Mississippi and patients and families no longer need to travel long distances for their health care needs.
Our Outpatient Surgery Center at Pioneer Plaza in Aberdeen, MS is proud to announce that we are officially open for Endoscopies and Outpatient Procedures. We have 2 OR Suites in our surgical area. Our PACU in fully staffed with experienced nurses. All of our staff working in the surgery department has many years experience in the surgical field. We look forward to serving the people of northeast Mississippi and to succeed in making your experience as pleasant and stress free as possible. Please feel free to come by or call on any of us with questions or inquiries. We would feel honored to have the opportunity to take care of you and your loved ones and to assist you through this time. You may be surprised to see several familiar faces. We look forward to taking care of you and your family and making you feel at home. You may contact the surgery department at 662-304-4017 or 662-304-4046. We look forward to seeing you.
Should you have a need for a speaker for a civic, church or community organization, please contact Susan Anne Edwards, Community Educator, for information. We have people available to speak on a wide variety of topics and there is no charge for this service. Call 662-369-2455 ext. 319 for more information or to schedule a speaker.
The Auxiliary at Pioneer Community Hospital of Aberdeen is made up of volunteers from the community. These ladies play a vital roll in supporting the hospital by assisting with special events, serving the patients and visitors snacks and drinks, fundraising, and many other ways.
You may join our Auxiliary by contacting our new president Carolyn Odom at (662) 369-2455.