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A hub for Marshall Medical Centers events and information.

Urologist Marilyn Hopkins, MD

Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 06:43 PM

Female urologist joining practice in September

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Mon, Aug 29, 2022 at 01:10 PM

Marshall Medical OB units promote breastfeeding newborns

Lactation specialists on staff at both hospitals to help new moms

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Wed, Aug 17, 2022 at 02:09 AM

Youthful volunteers contribute alongside medical professionals during summer

Many new faces – very young ones – were seen working throughout Marshall Medical Centers this summer.

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Programs
Rebecca Masdon is leaving a legacy of hope through God’s love.

Fri, Aug 12, 2022 at 01:37 PM

‘Be the Light’ campaign raises thousands for Marshall Cancer Care Center

Local woman leaving a legacy of hope through God’s love

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Patient Stories

Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Health science students return to Marshall North, South for clinical rotations

Students learn better in healthcare environment

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Infant holding mother's finger.

Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 05:00 AM

Low C-section rates for Marshall Medical's Labor & Delivery departments

Marshall Medical Center North had the lowest cesarean birth rate of any hospital in Alabama in 2020, according to data from the Alabama Department of Public Health. Also, mothers who have had C-sections are much more likely to be able to deliver vaginally at Marshall North, which had the state’s second highest rate of VBAC births, or Vaginal Birth After Cesarean.

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Marshall Wound Healing Center Staff

Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 05:00 AM

Marshall Wound Center earns fifth ‘Center of Excellence’ award

A tradition of always putting quality healthcare first has earned the Marshall Wound Healing Center an excellence award for 2021. This marks the fifth year the center has earned the distinction.

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Athletic Trainers: Work Beyond the Sidelines

Wed, Mar 30, 2022 at 08:42 PM

Athletic Trainers: Beyond the Sidelines

In addition to their work in the schools, athletic trainers at Marshall Medical Centers are also serving our community on a corporate level.

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Albertville Chamber of Commerce Grants MMC Hero of the Year Award

Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 02:00 PM

Albertville Chamber of Commerce Grants MMC Hero of the Year Award

Marshall Medical Centers was honored as the recipient of the Hero of the Year award from the Albertville Chamber of Commerce.

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Generosity of community appreciated by Marshall Medical’s Cancer Center

Wed, Mar 2, 2022 at 05:16 PM

Generosity of community appreciated by Marshall Medical’s Cancer Center

The kindness and generosity shown to the Marshall Cancer Care Center from the community is always touching. Sometimes it’s nothing short of amazing.

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Dialysis now available to hospitalized patients at Marshall Medical Centers

Fri, Feb 18, 2022 at 02:25 PM

Dialysis now available to hospitalized patients at Marshall Medical Centers

Marshall Medical South’s new dialysis service is answering a need for patients with kidney failure.

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Lynn and Durell Owens sitting on the bench. Standing behind them are Radiation Techs: (left to right) Nadine Jenkins, Keri Beth Sexton and Savannah Steele

Tue, Nov 30, 2021 at 02:40 PM

Sand Mountain woman shares COVID experience in book of artwork

Unfortunately many people now have a COVID-19 story to tell. But few people have told their stories as Lynn Black Owens has – in a book that is part heart-wrenching tale of crippling sickness and part art book.

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Christmas tree at OR SOUTH

Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 03:35 PM

Breast Cancer Awareness at OR South

To passersby, it looks like Christmas has come a bit early outside the operating room (OR) at Marshall Medical South where a beautiful 10-foot tall, pink-ornamented Christmas tree stands greeting patients as they prepare for surgery. Why is this tree up so early you ask? This is no ordinary Christmas tree, but instead, a loving reminder to all who see it of the significance of October being recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Dr. Georgia Gamble

Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 05:12 PM

Welcome Dr. Georgia Gamble

Marshall Medical Centers welcomes obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Georgia Gamble.

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Nurse Practitioner Amanda Young

Thu, Oct 14, 2021 at 04:05 PM

Prevention is Key: Breast Cancer Awareness

One in eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, let's work to prevent that.

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Welcome Dr. Megehee

Mon, Sep 20, 2021 at 08:40 PM

Welcome Dr. Megehee

Marshall Medical Centers welcomes Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Paul Megehee

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The Harb family

Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 05:00 PM

New cardiologist happy to join Heart Center at Marshall South

Family settling in local area

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Marshall Medical Centers Welcomes Dr. Maan Harb

Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Welcome Dr. Maan Harb

Marshall Medical Centers welcomes cardiologist Dr. Maan Harb!

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Marshall Medical Centers Welcomes Dr. Sean English

Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Welcome Dr. English

Marshall Medical Centers Welcomes Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Sean English

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Marshall Medical Centers Welcomes Dr. Haley Gates

Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Welcome Dr. Haley Gates

Marshall Medical Welcomes Dr. Haley Gates

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Marshall Medical Centers Welcomes Dr. Wade Edwards

Thu, Aug 19, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Welcome Dr. Wade Edwards

MMC is excited to welcome Dr. Wade Edwards

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Marshall North Volunteers with new wheelchairs

Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Hospital Auxiliary spends fundraiser proceeds on new fleet of wheelchairs

Volunteers give more than their time

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Wound Healing Center Staff

Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Bringing healing

The Marshall Wound Healing Center provides invaluable treatment options to those dealing with chronic wounds.

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Celebrating Cancer Survivors

Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Celebrating Cancer Survivors

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is one of the most challenging situations a person can go through both physically and emotionally, but it is even more difficult when you and your spouse receive a positive diagnosis at the same time.

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Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Marshall Cancer Center provides genetic testing, counseling

Teleconferencing brings genetic services to Marshall County patients

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Gracie Likos leads exercises during SmartStart program at Boaz Intermediate School

Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 03:38 PM

Marshall Medical Welcomes Back SmartStart Program

After taking a hiatus during COVID in 2020, this Spring Marshall Medical was thrilled to be back in schools to present the SmartStart program.

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Mon, May 17, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Robots disinfecting throughout Marshall North and South hospitals

Thor is not only a super hero, but also a super cleaner!

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Arab Chamber of Commerce: Heroes of the Year award

Mon, May 17, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Arab Chamber presents “Hero” award to MMC on behalf of all healthcare workers

Dr. Sparks accepts Hero award on behalf of MMC

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Gary Gore Complex

Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 07:05 PM

Gary R. Gore Medical Complex marker unveiled

A water feature designating Marshall Medical Centers’ mid-county campus as the Gary R. Gore Medical Complex has been unveiled. The display honors the longtime CEO who retired last April after 30 years.

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Masks still required

Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 05:00 PM

Masks still required on all Marshall Medical campuses

As state mandate expires, hospital system remains vigilant

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Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 06:00 PM

What is Blood Oxygen and why is it important?

Medical terms we hear but may not fully understand

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Rev. Mark Mayo

Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 03:15 PM

Cancer Care Center chaplain can relate to patients experience

Mark Mayo fills role as new chaplain at Marshall Cancer Care Center

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Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 06:00 PM

Marshall Medical has been the trusted source for therapy for 60 years

Comprehensive therapy since 1960

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Marshall Mobility

Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 06:00 PM

New transport service for wheelchair, others with limited mobility

Getting to doctor's appointments now possible

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Mammograms save lives

Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 05:00 PM

Boaz woman credits dedication to mammograms for surviving breast cancer

Three decades of annual scans

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Marti Jester

Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 05:00 PM

Union Grove woman credits divine intervention for finding her breast cancer

Missed mammogram turns out to be perfect timing

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Amanda Young

Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 05:00 PM

Nurse practitioner makes time to teach prevention, early detection

Counsels patients, others on self care

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Traci Stewart-Director of Marshall Cancer Care Center

Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 05:00 PM

New director of Marshall Cancer Center sees herself as member of a team

Knowing she was stepping into big shoes following Sparkman, Stewart is focusing on being one part of the talented staff known for making the Cancer Center the healing place it is today.

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Dr. Jessica Sparks

Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 05:00 PM

Local doctor excited to open her own practice next to Marshall Medical

Jessica Sparks landed in a great practice for a young doctor when she was fresh out of residency two years ago. At Lakeside Clinic, she had access to advise and opinions from seven physicians, most of whom are very experienced. That teamwork aspect of medicine is what she will miss most as she strikes out on her own as the sole physician of Marshall Primary Care.

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Auxiliary President Betty Hendrix, student Trinity Perkins, Vice President Carolyn Wakefield, Secretary Kelly Stenson

Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 05:00 PM

Three local graduates earn scholarships for volunteer work at hospital

Three hard-working local students have earned hospital scholarships to help cover the costs of college.

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