Henry County Medical Center http://wkms.org en Tennessee Responds to the Rising Number of Drug-Dependent Babies http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-responds-rising-number-drug-dependent-babies <p></p><p>A new study showing a major increase in Tennessee babies born addicted to drugs has prompted the state Health Department to require hospitals to report that information. A health department working group found the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, has increased ten-fold over the past decade. NAS can result from a mother’s drug use, including alcohol and withdrawal drugs like methadone. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:42:42 +0000 Angela Hatton 25268 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Responds to the Rising Number of Drug-Dependent Babies HCMC Nursing Home in Restructuring, Looking to Future http://wkms.org/post/hcmc-nursing-home-restructuring-looking-future <p>Henry County Medical Center officials have eliminated two jobs at their hospital-run nursing home, as part of a facility restructuring. The nursing home is in the process of closing down one wing because of a lack of patients. CEO Tom Gee says the number of patients at the nursing home has declined steadily in the past two years, with around 30 empty beds. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:21:56 +0000 Angela Hatton 21569 at http://wkms.org HCMC Nursing Home in Restructuring, Looking to Future Henry County Medical Center Posts Profit http://wkms.org/post/henry-county-medical-center-posts-profit <p>Henry County Medical Center turned a $287,000 profit in its 2011-2012 fiscal year.&nbsp; The Paris Post-Intelligencer reports that figure fell just short of the hospital’s goal of realizing a one percent profit.&nbsp; Still, it’s good news for hospital trustees. About half of U.S. hospitals are losing money. Hospital Administrator Tom Gee says it’s getting harder to turn a profit because of the sagging economy and the fact that fewer and fewer patients have medical insurance. He says about 20 percent of Henry County residents aren’t insured. The statewide average is 18 percent. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:59:46 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Paris Post-Intelligencer 20999 at http://wkms.org Henry County Medical Center Posts Profit