Health-care options in Maury County ensure quality care is available to everyone, regardless of age or income.
For more than 60 years, the Maury County Health Department has provided comprehensive medical services for families throughout the region. More than 60,0000 patients utilize the department each year, participating in primary and preventive care services, child health programs, immunizations and more.
Nutrition therapy and emergency preparedness training also are offered at the Columbia facility. Dental professionals work with area schools to provide dental exams and education for local students, while women from low-income or uninsured families receive care as part of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. The clinic also houses the South Central Regional TB Clinic and a "Centers of Excellence" HIV/AIDS Clinic.
"Maury County Health Department provides quality, timely services to the community in order to protect, treat and prevent disease or illness of the community," says Elizabeth Cook, public health director for Maury County.
Rehab, Assisted Living Care
From its youngest patients to its elderly population, Maury County offers the highest level of care for all all ages.
The 92-bed NHC Healthcare, Hillview clinic in Columbia houses a pediatric outpatient clinic for speech therapy, while an Ortho Short Stay unit helps patients kick-start the recovery process following knee and hip replacement surgery. Patients stay up to two weeks, receiving intense physical therapy and around-the-clock care.
NHC Healthcare, Hillview also includes 50 long-term care beds, with patients rating their care at an impressive 96 percent satisfaction rate. A highly trained staff and innovative senior activities make the unit a popular choice for those in search of a trusted long-term care environment.
"We provide residents with fairly unique activities, such as music classes and Internet training," says Edward Moore, administrator of NHC Healthcare, Hillview. "We want them to stay current and to be part of a very vibrant health-care community."