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Simpson General Partners with CCH

August 07, 2020

The board of trustees of Simpson General Hospital and Covington County Hospital have entered into an administrative services agreement. Under the agreement recently approved by the two hospital boards, Simpson General’s hospital administrative leadership will be provided by Covington County Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer. The agreement took effect July 6. “We celebrate the differences in […]

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CCH Opens New Clinics with Drive-Thru Covid-19 Testing

August 04, 2020

Covington County Hospital opened two new clinics on Monday, August 3, both featuring a drive-thru Covid-19 testing option. One clinic, Express Care Taylorsville, is located in Smith County and the other, Express Care Sumrall, is in Lamar County. “We recognized a need in both of these communities for another healthcare option,” said Santana Fulcher, clinic […]

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COVID-19 DRIVE THRU TESTING MOVES TO NEW LOCATION

July 06, 2020

On Tuesday, July 7, Covington County Hospital’s Covid-19 Drive-Thru Testing Center will relocated to the old Clayton’s Pharmacy at 301 Hospital Boulevard in Collins. The larger location features two lanes of testing. A physician’s order is not required to be tested, but insurance information will be requested. The CCH testing center features a rapid test, […]

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Kathe Bryant Named Employee of the Quarter

June 15, 2020

Kathe Bryant was recently named Employee of the Quarter at Covington County Hospital. Bryant grew up in an Airforce family and lived in England, North Carolina, Utah, Alabama, and Biloxi before settling down in Collins. During her 28 years working at Covington County Hospital, Bryant has worked in med-surg, behavioral health, the Emergency Room and […]

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CCH EMERGENCY ROOM IS SAFE FOR PATIENTS

April 27, 2020

Covington County Hospital has multiple measures in place to ensure the safety of all patients and urges members of the community not to neglect their care and wellbeing in the event an emergency arises. Across the country, patients experiencing life threatening problems such as heart attacks and strokes are avoiding going to the emergency room […]

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CCH SUPPORTS NEW FACEMASK GUIDELINES

April 07, 2020

Covington County Hospital is following new measures issued by President Donald Trump and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to wear cloth masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Late last week, the CDC issued a recommendation that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. The use of […]

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COVINGTON COUNTY FIRST COVID-19 POSITIVE QUARANTINED AT HOME

March 27, 2020

The first case of COVID-19 in Covington County was confirmed by the Mississippi Department of Health on Friday, March 27. The patient was tested in an outpatient setting with infection control measures in place to prevent exposure to others. The patient was sent home to self-quarantine. Covington County Hospital implemented its previously established infection control […]

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CCH LAUNCHES COVID-19 DRIVE THRU TESTING AND TELEHEALTH

March 25, 2020

Covington County Hospital opened a drive thru COVID-19 testing center on Monday, March 23, and began accepting clinic patients via telehealth calls on Tuesday, March 24, in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19 while also offering consistent care to other types of patients. A person must be experiencing symptoms in order to be […]

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COVID-19: A Message from Dr. Word Johnston

March 19, 2020

From Dr. Word Johnston at Green Tree Family Medical Clinic in Mount Olive, Mississippi GREEN TREE PHONE NUMBER: 601-797-3405 To residents of Mount Olive and surrounding communities WASH YOUR HANDS!! All the staff at Green Tree are here to serve you. We are following recommendations from the CDC and Mississippi Department of Health in dealing […]

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CCH IMPLEMENTS INFECTION CONTROL PLAN

March 14, 2020

Covington County Hospital has begun executing a variety of previously established safety measures as a result of the recent cases of COVID-19 reported in Forrest County. Beginning Monday, March 16, visiting hours for patients will be limited to the hours of 4 to 7 p.m. and only one visitor will be allowed to visit a […]

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