Monroe County Health Center is catering to the needs of the Peterstown residents. CEO Jim Nelson worked with officials who spent months revamping the location’s center for the community and have reopened for their neighbors on May 1, 2019.
“I think for the community, we want the community to know that we’re invested in them. We want them to know that not only is it a health center for everyone, but it is a nice health center, a nice place for you to come, and feel that you’re getting the best patient care as well as being able to deliver the best patient care,” Nelson said.
The Health Center hired Victoria Willis, a radiological technologist, to work their new X-Ray equipment. Now people won’t need to travel out of town for X-Rays.
“It’s just the immediate care that they need. If you’ve got a fracture and you don’t want to move it, and if we know about that right away, that might prevent the patient from getting further damaged,” Willis said.
The Health Center also hired Behavioral Health specialists. John Terry, the Behavioral Health Director, said it’s very important to make sure people take care of themselves mentally.
“It’s also not hard to see the need for mental health services. Everyday we see evidence of that when we see the news with violence everywhere, and people are clearly struggling to get through life,” Terry said.
There is also a health department located in Union, so everyone in Monroe County has somewhere to go when they aren’t feeling too well.