Carthage Area Hospital’s Maternity Ward has recently implemented a new Cuddles infant protection system provided and installed by Special Care Systems, as a way to bring added support and comfort to parents. The system combines patented tags and bracelets with advanced technology to prevent abductions, while ensuring the general safety and security of infants.
The Boards of Directors of Carthage Area Hospital (CAH) and the North Country Family Health Center (NCFHC) have agreed to explore a collaboration that could enhance dental services in Carthage by transitioning oversight of the Carthage Community Dental Clinic to North Country Family Health Center. Over the coming months both organizations will continue to gather input from leadership, staff, and the public to determine the best possible scenario for the Carthage Community Dental Clinic. The key to this plan is the successful application to secure federal funds to increase and improve operation from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
1.7 Million Americans are diagnosed with Diabetes each year according to the American Diabetes Association. For patients who are looking for ways to manage their Diabetes, Carthage Area Hospital’s Nutritional Department is introducing a new Diabetes Education Program beginning in December. Registered Dietician, Carly Draper, RDN, CDE and Registered Nurse Molly Pleskach, RN will host their first class on the first Saturday of each month starting on Saturday, December 5 from 9am-2pm at the hospital. Patients will be required to have a referral from their Primary Care Provider. Topics include: Health Eating & Nutrition, Physical Activity & Impact, Benefits of Blood Glucose Monitoring, Medications, and Diabetes & Family. For more information, please contact Carly Draper, RDN, CDE at (315) 493-1000 ext. 3222.