St. Mary’s patients are going to be asked to sign a new consent form when they present at the hospital or any one of their clinics; this form will be good for one year.
The clinics are working on collecting cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses from patients. This information will be used when the hospital and clinics activate the patient portal program; which will be coming this spring. These secure patient portals are healthcare-related online applications that allow patients to interact and communicate with their healthcare providers via the Internet. Typically, portal services are available on the Internet at all hours of the day and night.
The next blood drive in Cottonwood will be held on January 29th; this drive is sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital.
The St. Mary’s Foundation will be holding their annual Mardi Gras event on March 23rd; the proceeds from this event will go towards the future Emergency Room Remodeling project.