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MRH honors nursing excellence

McNairy Regional Hospital in joining the American Nurses Association in celebrating nursing excellence during National Nurses Week held every year May 6-12.

The purpose of the celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people. Over 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide are dedicated to promote and maintain the health of the patients they serve.

MRH has 77 nurses serving on its staff, in both Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses. 

“MRH served over 24,000 in-patients and out-patients last year,” said Christy McDonald, CNO. “We are delighted to be part of this award. The nursing department is very proud of the care we render to our patients.”

MRH is sponsoring a Patient Choice Award with the help of their patients and families. Each year, MRH, along with all hospitals within the Community Health Systems family, participate in the selection of one nurse in each hospital to receive the award. CHS of Brentwood own, operate or lease 130 hospitals in 29 states.

All past and present patients and family members are encouraged to nominate their favorite nurse for the 2011 Patient Choice Award by going to the website www.McNairyRegionalHospital.com/nomination or pick up a nomination form at the hospital. Nominations due before Friday, April 29.


continues in Guys

Vandalism of street signs continues to plague the City of Guys. 

“It is not uncommon for us to hang a street sign and come back to in a few minutes later just to find it stolen,” said Mayor Keith Rinehart.

The mayor and board of aldermen met Monday and discussed the ongoing issue with vandalism of city street signs. 

“Street signs are pretty expensive and at the rate we are trying to replace them, the costs are going up,” said Alderman Wayne Henry. Citizens are again asked to report any vandalism to the sheriffs department.

In other business, the city received a letter from the state to re-bid for three tornado sirens. Bids will be opened on May 5th at 5 p.m. 

Alderman Wayne Henry noted that after last month’s decision to withhold purchase of a mower for the city that Willis Mowing had again agreed to mow the community grounds twice a month for $175 each time and spray the grounds.

Prior to the board meeting, a Beer Board Meeting was conducted where the board had the second reading of a new ordinance stating that the local establishments would close at midnight on the 24th of December and not reopen until 6 a.m. on December 26.

Dr. Linder to speak
at addiction seminar

McNairy County Physician and Medical Examiner Dr. Timothy Linder will speak at an upcoming seminar focused on reducing prescription drug abuse.

The West Tennessee Women’s Center and the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of Jackson-Madison County are hosting the free seminar, called “Rx for Addiction.” 

The event will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson State Community College Ayers Auditorium.  


Finger Board Meets

The Finger Board of Aldermen held a brief meeting Monday. Mayor Robert Heathcock and board member Tammie Heathcock were absent.

The board approved the minutes of the previous meeting and the financial report, then adjourned.

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