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SRMC Chooses United Way for LifePoint Anniversary Donation

June 27, 2019

In May, Starr Regional Medical Center celebrated the 20th anniversary of LifePoint Health, the health system of which it is a part, with a donation to the United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties. This donation is part of a national anniversary celebration in which LifePoint has contributed $2,000 to causes in each of the 89 communities it serves nationwide.

Keep Your Cool

June 5, 2019

How to prevent heat-related illness this summer

When Springtime Allergies Strike: What to Do When You Can’t Stop and Smell the Roses

April 8, 2019

April showers might bring May flowers, but many of us are well aware that they can also bring tree and grass pollen and other allergens that can cause us to wheeze, sneeze and sniffle our way through spring.  At Starr Regional Medical Center, our mission is Making Communities Healthier®, and that includes helping you manage seasonal allergies.

Foot Health Month

April 1, 2019

Right now, 6.7 million Americans are living with a chronic wound, and more than two million of those are suffering from a diabetic foot ulcer. April is Foot Health Awareness Month and is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of foot health.

Colonoscopies 101

March 4, 2019

Why they’re important, why it might be time to get one and why they’re easier than you might think

It’s Heart Month! Give your heart the attention it deserves to stay healthy all year long

February 1, 2019

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, hearts seem to be everywhere you look this time of year. That’s why it is especially fitting that February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of heart disease and how we can help prevent it. It’s also the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves to take good care of our hearts year-round.

Diabetes 101: What You Should Know

November 13, 2018

Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That’s one in 10 Americans. And one in four of those who have it don’t know they have it. These are troubling statistics, particularly because diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

Are You Covered?

November 1, 2018

November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since debuting in 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace has provided access to low-cost healthcare coverage for millions who would otherwise be without health insurance or who are interested in taking advantage of more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage.

Colon Cancer Screening Age Lowered

July 23, 2018

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently released updated guidelines that lower the recommended age for colon cancer screening. According to the new ACS recommendations, those at average risk for colon cancer should begin screening at age 45 instead of 50. The new guidelines were put in place following a major data review that showed a rising rate of colon cancer in adults younger than 50.

SRMC Athletic Trainers at local high schools

June 20, 2018

Two new faces will be on the sidelines at athletic events in the county this school year, ready to administer treatment to any McMinn County and McMinn Central high school athletes who are unfortunate enough to sustain injury.

Couple meets and marries at SRHR

May 18, 2018

It's never too late to find love - Crystal and Ted White are living proof. The duo met at Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation Center in Etowah, where they are both residents, and after dating for a year, they decided to get married.

SRMC Wound Center Recognized for National Award

May 2, 2018

The Center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 30 median days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years.

SRMC Honored for Labor & Delivery Work

March 20, 2018

Starr Regional Medical Center was recognized by March of Dimes for significantly reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries - performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy - to less than one percent.

First Baby of 2018

January 3, 2018

Starr Regional Medical Center has welcomed the first bundle of joy of 2018. Weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches, Enzo, was born to Stacey and Nicholas, on Monday, January 1st, at 12:21 p.m.

Holiday Gift Guide: Keep the Little Ones in Your Life Happy and Safe

November 15, 2017

Few things are more fun than buying toys for the children we love during the holidays, and often, shopping for our little ones brings us as much joy as it does them. But before you plunge into toy-buying this holiday season, Starr Regional Medical Center urges you to keep safety top-of-mind and consider the following facts and shopping tips before you spend. 

Melissa Benson lives to heal and care for others

November 2, 2017

Starr Regional Medical Center's first DAISY was a late bloomer - but once she bloomed, she bloomed brightly. Melissa Benson, RN - the first recipient of Starr Regional's DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses - always knew she wanted to be a nurse.

Hands-Only CPR Events Scheduled

May 30, 2017

Starr Regional Medical Center is blitzing the community to provide opportunities to learn Hands-Only CPR. You may wonder why this is such an important cause. Your Life is why! In just a few minutes, you can learn the two simple steps to Hands-Only CPR.

Amburgey Wins Mercy Award

May 26, 2017

Brian Amburgey, Starr Regional's Imaging Supervisor and PACS Administrator, was recently awarded the prestigious Mercy Award. Established in 2002, the award is named for LifePoint's founding chairman and CEO, Scott Mercy, and is the highest honor an SRMC employee can receive.

SRMC Launches Daisy Award to Honor Work of Nurses

May 20, 2017

Starr Regional Medical Center campuses in Athens and Etowah are seeking the community's help to recognize the work of outstanding local nurses through participation in the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses program.

Colon Cancer 5K

February 27, 2017

5K Run / Walk event promises to help fight Colon Cancer with proceeds benefiting American Cancer Society

Colorectal Cancer: Know the Symptoms, Know the Risks

February 21, 2017

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancers are the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the U.S.

Jayden Thomason makes New Year’s Day debut

January 4, 2017

Megan Vann and Ryan Thomason welcomed more than just another New Year on Sunday. The Decatur couple also introduced the world to their new son, Jayden Dale Bryant Thomason, the first child born at Starr Regional Medical Center in 2016.