An Hour That Could Impact a Lifetime

September 29, 2020

Our daily schedules can be tough to juggle. Especially when there is that “one more thing” to try and fit in. Especially now, when we have a new set of COVID-19-related challenges to navigate, like video work calls, shifting school schedules and more. But if you’re a woman age 40 or older, there’s one extra thing you should make time for – an annual mammogram. It’s one hour, once a year that could save your life.

Don’t Take a Chance with Your Health – Get Vaccinated for Flu Season

September 29, 2020

It is hard to believe that in the coming weeks, the temperature will begin its downward trend, and the fall season will already be upon us. This also means that flu season is just around the corner – a period which usually peaks between December and February but can last as late as May. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and can even lead to death in certain situations. Anyone can come down with the flu, but individuals with a greater risk of developing flu-related complications include children younger than five years old, adults 65 and older, pregnant women, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, and those with certain medical conditions like asthma, heart disease and blood disorders.

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health by Dr. Tim Day

September 24, 2020

As we enter the final months of what has certainly been an unprecedented year, health and well-being has perhaps never been more at the forefront of our thoughts. The ongoing pandemic has shown us that it continues to be imperative for us to make our physical health a priority.

Taking Charge of Your Health: How Your Primary Care Provider Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Curve by Jill Elmore, CRNP

August 19, 2020

Since the onset of COVID-19, many of us have probably focused more intently on our health than ever before – paying close attention to how we are feeling, staying alert to any signs that we might not be well and doing what we can to stay healthy. While a pandemic is certainly a bad thing, being more in tune with and focused on our health is definitely a good thing.

Healthy Habits to Ensure a Successful School Year for Kids

July 26, 2019

When the days get shorter, it’s a good sign that another school year is just around the corner. As you begin to tackle your back-to-school to-do lists, we’ve got a few tips to help ensure that your family is ready for another successful and healthy school term.

Make Summer Safe for your Kids!

June 5, 2019

Heat-related illness happens when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Infants and children up to 4 years of age are at greatest risk.

BE COOL: Tips to Help You Beat the Heat and Have a Safe and Healthy Summer

June 4, 2019

With summer in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of this fun time of year, whether it’s hitting the road for a family vacation, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or taking an early evening neighborhood stroll. However you choose to enjoy this season, following some key safety tips can help you ensure that this summer is a safe and healthy one.

Celebrating our nurses

May 7, 2019

Across the country, there are millions of nurses united by a deep desire to care for others in their greatest times of need. They are the compassionate faces at the bedside and the healing hands that work tirelessly to ensure that each patient receives safe, quality care.

Upgraded MRI in use at Andalusia Health

May 7, 2019

In Andalusia Health’s commitment to better serve our community, we are pleased to announce that the upgrade of our MRI with advanced GE SIGNA Explorer XT has been completed.

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

April 16, 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 Andalusia Medical Group our mission is Making Communities Healthier®, and that includes helping you manage seasonal allergies.

Andalusia Health Achieves 4 Star Rating

March 22, 2019

Andalusia Health received four out of five star rating in the January 2019 Hospital Compare Program. Hospital Compare is a CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

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

January 30, 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.

Andalusia Health Recognized for Higher Quality in Maternity Care

May 9, 2018

January 1, 2018 & Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama has recognized Andalusia Health with a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated hospitals that show expertise in delivering improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community.

National Nurses Week

May 2, 2018

Coinciding with National Hospital Week, May 6 -- 12 is also National Nurses Week, an annual observance led by the American Nurses Association to recognize the more than four million nursing staff across the country for their role in inspiring, innovating and influencing the delivery of quality patient care at the bedside.

The Doctor Will See You Now

July 19, 2016

Imagine your reaction if one day your boss came to you and said, "You're really doing a good job. As a reward, we're going to let you operate out of two separate offices on the opposite sides of town.

Andalusia Regional Hospital Announces New Name

April 16, 2016

Andalusia Regional Hospital announced today that it is changing its name to Andalusia Health to reflect its evolution from a community hospital to a regional healthcare leader.