CCH News

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CCH Celebrates 70th Anniversary

July 01, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021, marks the 70th anniversary of Covington County Hospital, which first opened its doors on the same day in 1951. “It is a great achievement, and there is pride and happiness throughout the county,” stated an article from the News Commercial on June 29, 1951. More than 700 people attended an open […]

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CCH Awarded Four Star Rating by CMS

April 30, 2021

A new four-star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services places Covington County Hospital in an elite group with some of the top-performing hospitals in the country. Last week, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released updated hospital rankings on its Care Compare and Provider Data Catalog websites. “This rating is a […]

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CCH Recognized for Performance Leadership in Quality

March 08, 2021

Covington County Hospital has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality. CCH was one of ten Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals in the state of Mississippi to receive a Performance Leadership Award in the […]

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January 07, 2021

Covington County Hospital’s clinics received their first shipment of the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday, January 7. The clinics will immediately begin taking appointments for vaccination from patients age 75 and up and healthcare workers. The first vaccines will be administered as early as Friday morning. “The Covid-19 vaccine is our greatest hope and weapon to […]

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CCH Welcomes Dr. Rita Redd

January 05, 2021

Covington County Hospital opened a new clinic, Family Care Magee, in Magee on Monday, Jan. 4, led by Dr. Rita Redd. Redd earned her M.D. at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and spent the last few years working in Meridian as a part of Rush Health Systems. “I love the relationships I make with […]

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CCH Administers First Covid-19 Vaccinations in Covington County

December 23, 2020

Covington County Hospital received and began to administer the county’s first Covid-19 vaccinations on Wednesday, December 23. The hospital received 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine from the Mississippi State Department of Health. Front line workers such as Dr. Word Johnston, Emergency Room staff, workers for the Covid-19 drive thru testing center, members of EMS, […]

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Eric Payton Named Employee of the Quarter

December 15, 2020

Eric Payton was recently Covington County Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter! “Eric is a special person that has a work ethic that is unmatched,” said Steven Boleware, CCH Maintenance Director. “He has a positive demeanor and a willingness to jump on any project.” Eric is a native of Prentiss, and he works as a maintenance […]

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CCH Certified to ISO 9001 Quality Management System

September 17, 2020

Covington County Hospital has been awarded by DNV GL Healthcare full certification to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System. “Covington County Hospital is dedicated to providing the safest and most effective healthcare services possible,” says Kathe Bryant, Director of Quality. “ISO certification not only reflects that mission, but helps to empower it. The certificate is […]

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Merrick Allen Named CCH Employee of the Quarter

August 25, 2020

Merrick Allen was recently named Employee of the Quarter at Covington County Hospital. Allen is a native of Magee, Mississippi. He works as an EMT for Covington County Hospital’s EMS Department. “What I like best about working at Covington County Hospital is working with lots of caring people,” said Allen. “It’s like being part of […]

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CCH Covid-19 Drive Thru Accurately Tests Thousands

August 17, 2020

In July, Covington County Hospital’s drive thru Covid-19 testing center swabbed 4,489 individuals for the virus. Since the pandemic began, CCH has tested more than 10,000 individuals for Covid-19. The hospital’s drive thru testing center is one of the few locations in the area with rapid testing, meaning individuals can typically expect to have their […]

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