As a CAH they have made gradual improvements to their facility such as upgrading their radiology equipment to digital which enables them to quickly receive over-reads on X-rays, CT's or Ultrasounds by a Radiologist in Natchez or any other off site location. The have a full time Respiratory Department with the equipment to meet the respiratory needs of most all patients.
Last year they opened the Billy D. Martin Therapy Center. FCMH now has Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Wound Care/Hyperbolic and Diabetic Education. They continue to offer Acute Care Service, Journeys Programs (Inpatient and Outpatient Geriatric Psych). The Swing Bed Program has expanded by finding a 'special need'. FMCH is one of only one of the few hospitals in the nation to offer a 'Special Needs' Program.
FCNH now has four (4) Physicians and six (6) Nurse Practitioners employed by the hospital to serve its patients. It is planned by December of this year to have a new clinic building which will house three (3) clinic Physicians and three Clinic Nurse Practitioners.
FCMH has always been an important economic development factor in the area. They have grown to 261 employees and their payroll is a very big economic asset to the county.
Franklin County Memorial Hospital's CEO/Administrator, Mr W. P. Dickey, Jr. stated "FCMH will continue to serve your healthcare needs with courteous, qualified healthcare professionals and the best medical equipment affordable to us. FCMH looks forward to serving your healthcare needs for many years to come".
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Copied in part from article in weekly periodical - Franklin Advocate, Meadville, Ms. Thurs Sept 22, 2011