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Gary Gore Complex

Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 02:05 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 09:15 AM

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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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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Marshall County Commission Speakers Judy Smith, Kathy Woodruff and Anita McBurnett

Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 04:30 PM

Hospital, public health officials plead with public to protect themselves, others.

With COVID-19 infecting Marshall County residents at an alarming rate, medical and public health officials on Wednesday pleaded with the community to do its part to help turn back the surge.

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Wound Care Staff

Thu, May 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Wound Care Awareness Week June 1-5

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marshall Wound Healing Center has stayed busy making sure patients with non-healing wounds got the care they needed.

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Education Director Tami Howard demonstrates CPR for digital class

Tue, May 5, 2020 at 05:00 PM

American Heart Association provides free equipment for individual CPR refresher

Thanks to the generosity of the American Heart Association, Marshall Medical employees are able to resume earning required certifications in life support despite a pandemic.

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Dr. Rachel Pope, Psychiatrist

Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Tips for staying mentally sound during, bouncing back after pandemic

If your nerves are rattled from watching too much news, or if you’re feeling stir crazy from being stuck inside the house or if you feel depressed over the state of the world, remember one thing: you are not alone.

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Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Local company created equipment to protect doctors from Coronavirus

Atrion Medical Products, Inc. in Arab has designed and manufactured intubation boxes to assist in treating COVID-19 patients while protecting medical personnel.

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Arab Chamber of Commerce honors Marshall Medical Centers North

Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Arab Chamber of Commerce awards Marshall Medical Center North as Industry of the Year

The industry of the Year

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Grand opening

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM

MMCN celebrates 30 years of caring for patients and nurturing community

Happy Anniversary MMCN!

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Leap Day Baby

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Marshall Medical Centers Welcomes Leap Day Baby

Marshall Medical Centers help welcome Leap Day Baby!

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Patient Stories
Wound Care staff

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Marshall Wound Care Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Celebrating 15 years of kindness and caring

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40 Arab and Boaz students met and talked with a range of staff members at Marshall South.

Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Marshall South staff shows students behind the scenes in a hospital

High schoolers from Arab and Boaz spent a day in the hospital recently, but it wasn’t because they were sick. The 40 students have their sights set on a medical career and they wanted a glimpse of what that would be like.

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Programs

Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 01:00 PM

Read labels, drink water, exercise to prevent diabetes from controlling you

A diabetes education was the reward for a record crowd attending the GoldCare 55+ Lunch N’ learn for November, which is National Diabetes Awareness Month.

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Healthy Living

Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 03:00 PM

Students get real world lesson on ups and downs of a medical career

Marshall Tech students planning for a medical career went to Marshall Medical South for a lesson on what’s it’s like to work in a hospital.

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Programs News

Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Not enough known about vaping to know long term effects

Students at Guntersville Middle School pepper a doctor with questions about e-cigarettes

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Healthy Living

Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Eloisa’s story: She was in the right place when cancer struck

The right resources and caring people have made her journey of faith a story she wants to share.

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Patient Stories

Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Lisa’s story: First a cancer patient, now a volunteer

The personal, caring side of treatment made her want to help others on the journey.

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Patient Stories

Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Abby’s Story: Losing mother led to career as cancer care nurse

Her grandmother, a cancer survivor, is also an inspiration as a cancer center volunteer.

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Patient Stories
Tammie Bynum, Marshall Medical Oncology Nurses

Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 02:00 PM

Oncology nurse knows the personal side of care can be both gratifying and humbling

Thirteen years as an oncology nurse have taught Tammie Bynum that medicine and technology aren't always the most important aspects of care.

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Marshall Professional Center sign and front view

Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 01:00 PM

Excellent care and convenience come together at Marshall Professional Center

A variety of medical specialties offered by Marshall Medical add convenience to the equation, thanks to their shared location between Guntersville and Albertville.

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Sleep apnea situation for sleep clinic

Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 04:20 PM

Open day and night to help patients sleep better

Marshall Sleep Disorders Center treats a wide range of sleep-related issues, which can range from minor to life-threatening if not addressed properly.

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Healthy Living News
Marshall Wound Clinic Staff 2019

Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 06:35 AM

Wound Clinic ranks among the nation's best for excellent care

The high level of specialized care available locally for diabetic ulcers and other persistent sores is "kind of a secret."

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Project SEARCH orientation for 2019-2020 class

Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Project SEARCH going strong at Marshall Medical with 10 new interns

2019-2020 session gets underway to start fifth year for Marshall Medical's participation in career program.

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Programs Employees News
Dr. Bernice Craze discusses healthy foods

Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 09:05 AM

Doctor provides insights and great tips to improve anyone's health

Good nutrition and daily exercise are critical to a good quality of life, according to Dr. Bernice Craze in an informative talk to a GoldCare 55+ lunch group.

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Food on grill at cookout for CDC Food Safety blog

Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 09:00 AM

These 4 tips make food safety part of your summer grilling fun

Summertime is perfect for relaxing around the grill -- make sure you follow these great tips from the CDC to make sure food poisonings does not become an uninvited guest.

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Healthy Living News
Project SEARCH interns enjoy a game of corn hole by Lake Guntersville

Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 02:10 PM

Newspaper story features Project SEARCH kick-off luau

The Advertiser-Gleam reported on Project SEARCH interns and program leaders enjoying a fun day by the lake.

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GoldCare hikers at Lake Guntersville State Park

Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 10:45 AM

"Tick talk" gives hikers good advice for the trail - and elsewhere

GoldCare 55+ hiker got valuable pointers about ticks on their latest trip to the trails of Lake Guntersville State Park.

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Programs Healthy Living
Stethoscope with Medicaid caption

Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Marshall Medical CEO stresses importance of Medicaid expansion for Alabama

The Advertiser-Gleam covered Gary Gore's recently talk explaining why it's critical for the Alabama legislature to act to expand healthcare coverage for Alabamians.

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Measles close-up of highlighted word

Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 02:00 PM

Measles - what you need to know and do

Precautions and education are key to protecting yourself and your family from the highly contagious disease.

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Healthy Living News
Dr. Manganaris at DAR, vaping talk

Thu, May 23, 2019 at 02:15 PM

Juul is no jewel according to local pulmonologist

DAR students got the medical perspective on vaping from Dr. Christopher Manganaris, who explained why e-cigarettes are not as harmless as many think.

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GoldCare Kentucky Derby trip

Mon, May 20, 2019 at 04:10 PM

Horses, hats and hugs - these ladies made the most of their Kentucky Derby trip

GoldCare trip bonds ladies who share memorable experiences during visit to Bluegrass State.

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Programs Healthy Living
Dr Amanda Storey antibiotic talk to GoldCare Lunch 'N Learn

Wed, May 8, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Antibiotics and "superbugs" - what you need to know

Doctor explains why it's important to be smart about using antibiotics, and let your physician decide what's best for an illness.

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MCLC Montgomery Trip

Wed, May 1, 2019 at 04:00 PM

Marshall Medical team members enjoy Montgomery trip with leadership group

MCLC Montgomery visit offered opportunity for health system employees to network and learn more about state government.

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GoldCare trip to Mooresville

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 04:00 PM

From mystery to history to top of their game

GoldCare 55+ members enjoyed a great Mystery Trip that spanned the decades with adventures old and new.

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Dr. Benjamin Shepard, gastroenterologist, colon cancer

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 09:50 AM

Colon cancer: What to know and 5 things to ask your doctor

Gastroenterologist Dr. Benjamin Shepard shared a wealth of knowledge and good advice about colorectal cancer with two local groups.

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Volunteers, Crafters

Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Luncheon spotlights huge contribution by our hard-working volunteers

From running the gift shops to assisting in labs and pharmacies, volunteers play a big role in helping patients and employees.

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Guntersville Police Chief and MCYL

Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 04:15 PM

Student leaders learn from local government leaders

MCYL students got an inside look at what it takes to be leader in the local community.

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Children's Hospital COACHES Program

Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 05:25 PM

Marshall South team gets special training in critical care for pediatric patients

COACHES program offered by Children's of Alabama addresses special needs of treating young patients who are critically ill or injured.

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Programs Employees News
SmartStart boys group at Douglas Elementary

Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 04:00 PM

SmartStart gives boys and girls a good head start on healthy exercise habits

Douglas Elementary 5th graders had fun and got a good workout thanks to Marshall Medical's SmartStart program.

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