Tuesday, January 31, 2017
We have exciting news regarding your health care!
As we continue in our efforts to provide you, our patients, with the highest quality of care, we are constantly looking for methods of working together with you to ensure the improvement of your health.
To that end, we are proud to announce that Mayers Memorial Hospital District now offers you the opportunity to use the power of the web to track all aspects of your health care through your patient portal easily, safely, and securely over the internet.
Patients find this service more convenient than the telephone. It is also safer than e-mail because it uses secure technology to help protect your privacy.
We highly recommend you complete your account registration so that it will be ready to use when the need arises. It's easy to get started, and you can register at no cost.
How do electronic health records (EHRs) connect you and your doctor? In the past, medical data was only stored on paper, making it difficult for your health care providers to share your information. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of doctors using an EHRsystem grew about 57%, making it easier for you and all of your doctors to coordinate your care, and often reducing the chance of medical errors. Where are electronic health records headed?
In this Infographic, view the history of electronic health records and see how they may improve your health and health care in the future.
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In 1949 a Chamber of Commerce hospital committee was formed and began taking the first steps toward a visionary project -Ward Memorial Hospital. The Chamber's "Hospital Committee" compiled the costs of building a new hospital to present to taxpayers -the first hospital bond issue was defeated in 1950. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After one private hospital discontinued practice due to inadequate facilities, leaving only one that could handle just 23 patients, the need for a county hospital was again fronted to the citizens in 1953. With the support of local doctors, civic groups and women's clubs, a bond election was called in March of 1954. In June of 1954 the voters voted six-to-one in favor of a county hospital.