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Nurse Assistant Training Now Offered

05/16/2017

Nurse Assistant training is provided by NACC in coordination with Jackson County Health Care Authority. Nurse specific training as a nurse assistant is designed to give you the opportunity for entry-level employment. Successful completers will be eligible to take the Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.) exam.

May Newsletter

05/11/2017

Featured: Chief Nursing Officer, Michael Windham

Highlands Foundation 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Set For June 2nd, 2017

05/01/2017

Please join us Friday, June 2nd for the 3rd Annual Highlands Foundation Golf Tournament. For more information contact abenson@jchca.org or 256.218.3360.

Highlands Medical Center Recives 100% Audit Score From Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

04/24/2017

Highlands Medical Center is proud to receive an audit score of 100% from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama! This audit was based on inpatient records selected over the course of 53 days. The records were reviewed using the McKesson InterQual criteria.

April Newsletter

04/04/2017

Featured: Physician Of The Year, Dr. Gazzala

Kids Health & Safety Fun Fair

04/04/2017

Please join us Saturday, April 29th, 9AM-12PM! To take part, volunteer or for more info please contact 256.609.5216.

The Annual Wellness Visit

03/17/2017

Patients of Medicare: Your new, personalized Annual Wellness Visit replaces the yearly physical and is a benefit to you every year!

Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan

03/08/2017

Beneficiaries of the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan who are Medicare-eligible retirees and Medicare-eligible dependents covered on a retiree contract are automatically enrolled in the PEEHIP United Health Care Coverage.

Highlands Donates To Community Gardens

03/07/2017

Highlands Medical Center donated $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County and to Section High School to assist with creating community gardens.

Highlands Living Well Spring Edition Released

02/28/2017

Featured: Dr. Andrew Hodges; Inside: Highlands Welcomes Johnathan Baker, CRNP; Highlands Foundation Makes Security Golf Cart Donation; Dr. Sam Holland Chooses Highlands Medical Center; Heart Health Awareness;

Highlands Foundation 2017 Gala Set For February 18th

01/12/2017

Make plans now to attend Highlands Foundation Gala. For more information and to purchase tickets contact 256.218.3360.

Highlands Medical Center Recives Awards From Vizient Hospital Engagement Network

12/19/2016

For the past couple of years, Highlands Medical Center has been participating in a federal initiative led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce rates of hospital acquired conditions, and to reduce all-cause, 30-day readmissions. Highlands is an active participant in the Vizient Hospital Engagement Network, which is one of the national networks approved by CMS. The ten core areas of focus for this initiative were: 1. Reduce adverse drug events, particularly opiods and warfarin (a blood thinner) 2. Reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections 3. Reduce central line-associated blood stream infections 4. Reduce injuries from falls 5. Reduce obstetrical adverse events, including early elective deliveries 6. Reduce the rate of pressure ulcers 7. Reduce the incidence of surgical site infections 8. Reduce the rate of venous thromboembolism 9. Reduce ventilator associated events 10. Reduce readmissions

Lights of Love 2016

12/01/2016

A holiday tradition continues. Highlands Foundation proudly presents its annual Lights of Love Celebration.

Breakfast With Santa

11/28/2016

The first annual Breakfast With Santa, presented by Highlands Foundation, will be Saturday, December 2nd from 8-10 a.m. The event will be located in the Education Center at Highlands Medical Center. Cost is $15 per child, including the following: pictures, gifts, crafts, breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, candy and reindeer food. For more details, contact Amber Benson 256.218.3360 or abenson@jchca.org

Lackey Law Firm Donates $10,000

07/12/2016

The Lackey Law Firm, of Scottsboro, was honored with a plaque from The Highlands Foundation for their generosity toward the completion of the new Highlands Health and Rehab facility.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Ranks Highlands Medical Center Tier 1

04/12/2016

Beginning April 1st Highlands Medical Center was considered a Tier 1 hospital based on Blue Cross Blue Shield standards. This could mean lower co-pays and out of pocket deductibles for Blue Cross Blue Shield patients who receive services at a tier 1 hospital, such as Highlands Medical Center.

Occupational Therapy Proves Instrumental After Injury or Surgery

04/11/2016

After an injury or surgery, Occupational Therapy can help get you back to the things you enjoy most.

Tired and Irritable?

03/02/2016

Are you a middle-aged male? Are you a male with a collar size of 17 inches or more? Are you a post-menopausal female? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then your odds of needing the services of Highlands Sleep Disorders Center are greater than average.

Highlands Medical Center Annual Report

12/15/2015

Thanks to your support, we are able to make needed improvements to our facility and fund the vital programs and services our community relies on. Highlights this year include the addition of four Physicians to our staff, and construction of the new Highlands Health & Rehab.

Highlands Foundation Makes Significant Contribution

08/20/2015

Highlands Foundation presented Highlands Health & Rehab a $100,000 check Thursday. The money will help furnish the new nursing home that is currently under construction.

Highlands Donates Helmets to County’s Special Education Classes

05/18/2015

Representatives of Highlands Medical Center (HMC) were at Scottsboro High School on Tuesday morning to make a special donation.

Dr. Amanda Law Foshee Opens Clinic

04/14/2015

Highlands Family Care in Dutton now open and seeing new patients.

Log on to your health record and win $500

02/17/2015

My Health Portal is an interactive web portal that empowers patients and their families to take a more active role in their care by providing easy, secure access to their health information.

Groundbreaking for Highlands Health and Rehab

11/05/2014

Highlands Health & Rehab facility in Scottsboro, AL broke ground last week on a replacement facility. Highlands Health & Rehab is being developed by Jackson County Health Care Authority (JCHCA). Hoar Construction will serve as the project’s general contractor.

Only Hospital in North Alabama to receive this recognition

10/16/2014

HIMSS Analytics Honors Highlands Medical Center with Stage 6 Recognition

Dr. Andrew Hodges joins Hodges Clinic

09/02/2014

Dr. Andrew Hodges is ready for patients. To schedule an appointment call 256.574.1566

Should You Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

09/02/2014

How to know where to go for your pressing health care needs

Highlands holds $500 drawing

08/29/2014

Random drawing will be held after September 30th

Highlands Receives Thank You

07/31/2014

Mr. Kenn Looney commends Highlands Medical Center and Highlands Health and Rehab for job well done.

Highlands Medical Center Plans to Give Back

06/25/2014

Co-Ed Softball Tournament Planned for Breast Cancer Awareness

A big hit

06/18/2014

Highlands Medical Center teams up with Collins elementary school during CAMP Collins and gives advice on how to make a healthy summer snack.

PURSUING EXCELLENCE

03/10/2014

It's a well-known fact that a hospital is only as good as those who provide its services

Working Together

03/10/2014

When Jackson County residents consider where to receive outpatient therapy service, now the answer will simply

Highlands Medical Center Opens Urgent Care Centers

10/30/2013

As Jackson County's only hospital, it is crucial that we meet the growing needs of our community.

Highlands online application

10/28/2013

submit your application for employment.

Hopitalist Play Important Role

10/28/2013

To assure coordinated efforts across the care continuum, the hospitalist program at Highlands Medical Center is designed to provide the highest quality of individualized compassionate inpatient care.

A Message from Our CEO

10/07/2013

Welcome to Highlands Medical Center's web site.

Health Insurance for Children

10/07/2013

Thousands of families across Alabama are eligible for low-cost or free health insurance for their children and don't know it.

Community Health Needs Assessment

09/16/2013

Highlands Community Health Needs Assessment

Dr. Paul Avenel, General Surgeon, Joins Highlands Medical Staff

09/11/2013

Board Certified in General Surgery, Dr. Avenel recently joined the medical staff of Highlands Medical Center.

Dr. Laura Dyer Joins Medical Staff

09/06/2013

Scottsboro, AL - As Jackson County's only hospital, it is crucial that we meet the growing needs of our community.

Dr. Chris Clayton Joins Medical Staff

09/01/2013

Highlands Medical Center would like to welcome Dr. Chris Clayton to their medical staff.

Kylie Everett, RN; Christy McLaughlin, RN; Nancy Jones, RN; Angie Sherrod, Nurse Manager of Highlands Maternity Center; Cassie McClendon, RN; Haley Bunch, RN; Andrea Sims, RN

Highlands Maternity Center Receives Award

07/31/2013

HMC is one of the top five hospitals in Alabama with a less than 5% unsatisfactory rate for Newborn Screening Tests.

Home Health Referral Form

07/16/2013

Home Health Referral Form

2013 Medicare Questions Answered

11/02/2012

Open Enrollment for those 65 or older or with certain disabilities began October 15th and will end December 7th.