The Dangers of Prescription Opioids

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

  Rx Awareness: Sharing real stories about the devastation of opioid use disorder and overdose Overdoses from opioids are on the rise and killing Americans of all races and ages. From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people died in the U.S. from overdoses related to prescription opioids. Families and communities across the country are coping with the health, emotional, and economic effects of this epidemic. To address this public health crisis, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the Rx Awareness communications...

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

  September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Glen Rose Medical Center and Glen Rose Healthcare wants all the guys out there 40 and older to have a conversation with their primary healthcare provider about prostate health. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. With early detection, it is a very curable cancer, with a 5 year survival rate of almost 99%. So, what do you do about it? Set up, and keep an appointment with your doctor for a yearly exam to cover wellness and men’s health issues. Have the...

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Glen Rose Medical Center Shows Off

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Glen Rose Medical Center is happy to show off two new passenger vans used for patient transport. Some of you may have seen the vans around Glen Rose and surrounding communities. The vans were made possible by a matching grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture, State Office of Rural Health and funds donated by the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation, United Fund of Somervell County and the Glen Rose Lions Club. To qualify for the grant, funds had to be raised to m…atch the grant amount. The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare...

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The Results Are In, Somervell County Is Awesome

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

We don’t like to toot our own horn, but we just can’t help it. As a community we came together on June 16, 2017 and did it again. Glen Rose Medical Center and 95.3 KOME teamed up for Mission 95 for the 3rd year, to help raise the awareness of the shortage of blood donations during the summer months. The community came out and donated more than 80 pints of blood. We are thrilled with the results.  Carter is happy and we are proud of Somervell County! Here’s the letter Carter BloodCare sent to the Glen Rose Reporter. Big...

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MISSION 95, 2017

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Glen Rose Medical Center and 95.3 KOME have partnered for the 3rd annual Mission 95 blood drive.  The first year Carter BloodCare told us we were crazy, the second year they told us we couldn’t possibly do it again.  We love a challenge!  The past 2 years the residents of Somervell and surrounding counties have helped us pass our goal, collecting more than 200 pints of blood. Every donation saves 3 lives, this means with your help we have saved over 600 lives! Can you believe 30 minutes of your time and 1 pint of blood can save the...

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May,National Stroke Awareness Month

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Learing how to spot a stroke is just as important as teaching your family CPR or what to do in the event of a fire. With stroke- just like a cardiac arrest or fire seconds count. F-Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. A-Arm Weakness: is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does on arm drift downward? S-Speech difficulty: Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple...

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Zika Virus, what you need to know.

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Zika Virus, what you need to know. Glen Rose Medical Center is spreading the word about the Zika Virus. Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquitos. These mosquitos bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no none vaccine or medicine for Zika. The top 5 things everyone needs to know about Zika … 1. Zika primarily spreads though infected mosquitoes. Zika can also be passed through sex from a...

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Kickstart My Heart Success

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation held the 3rd annual 1 Mile Fun Run, 5k & 10k timed race on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The sun was shining and the weather was absolutely beautiful. This year’s race was a success with 213 participants and 18 generous sponsors.  The Marks Foundation has designated the proceeds from this year’s race for the purchase of a new EKG machine for the Cardiopulmonary Department at Glen Rose Medical Center. The cardio department, sees and average 60-70 patients per month depending on cardio...

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Are You Ready To Kickstart Your Heart?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

February is National Heart Health Month, Glen Rose Medical Center and Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab will host The Kickstart My Heart 1 mile fun, 5k and 10k timed race on Saturday February 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (sign up at www.racedayeventservices.com , $25). All proceeds from the years race will benefit the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation. The REM Foundation has committed the all monies raised from the event to  purchase an EKG machine for the Cardiopulmonary Department at Glen Rose Medical Center in recognition of Heart Health Month....

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2016, What a Year!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

As we start 2017, Glen Rose Medical Center would like to reflect in several events of the past year. 2016 started out a little rough with the surprise partial payment from our major taxpayer (Luminant), causing a serious budget shortfall. The entire staff at GRMC pulled together by cutting hours, benefits and downsizing departments; we worked together to get thing s done. We worked hard to care for the people that matter most, our patients while never sacrificing quality of care. We can’t thank everyone enough for your continued...

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