Kennett, MOKait 8

Much-needed hospital expected to be completed within two years

KENNETT, MO. (KAIT) - The city of Kennett held a deed signing ceremony Friday where they purchased the land that housed the city’s only hospital that closed in 2018. Residents say this is the first step to reviving healthcare in the area. “This is probably one of the more important...
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Blytheville, ARKait 8

Physician mom pushes for children to get vaccinated

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A mom first, then a physician, Dr. Valencia Andrews-Pirtle encourages parents to get their children vaccinated. “This virus has killed kids,” Dr. Andrews-Pirtle said. She said her children have gotten both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which is available to children 12 and up. “It wasn’t...
Tipton County, TNCovington Leader

Active COVID-19 cases are at a 13-month low in Tipton County

COVID cases for the month of May 2021 were the lowest they’ve been in more than a year. According to the statistics provided by the Tennessee Department of Health, there were only 162 cases of COVID diagnosed last month. There were 179 cases reported in April 2021. From May 1-31...
Mississippi County, ARArkansas Online

Telemedicine now changing the game in rural health care

BLYTHEVILLE -- A few years ago, the only two hospitals left in rural Mississippi County were on the verge of closing. Over the years, declines in population in the tiny Delta towns dotted across the county, like Blytheville, once home to a U.S. Air Force base, made it harder for the hospitals to recruit physicians, particularly expensive specialists in fields like cardiology or neurology.

COVID Vaccine and Testing changes… Read more..

Beginning Monday, May 17th, COVID vaccines will be administered at the Tipton County Health Department (instead of Cobb-Parr Park). Appointments are still available online at or walk-in appointments are available as well. Also starting next week, the drive-thru COVID testing time will change to Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30 –...
Craighead County, ARJonesboro Sun

Virus deaths reported in 2 NEA counties

JONESBORO — Most Northeast Arkansas counties saw a drop in new coronavirus cases and active cases during the past week. However, that was not the case in Randolph County, where the numbers have been trending upward, based on a review of daily reports from the Arkansas Department of Health. The...
Dunklin County,

SE Missouri Vaccination Rates Climb

As the COVID vaccines become more readily available the number of vaccinated SE Missourians continues to climb — albeit slowly in some counties. According to the state vaccine dashboard, Mississippi and Scott counties lead the way in our immediate area with almost one-third of residents initiating vaccination. Other counties:. Dunklin...

Vertava Health Acquires Memphis-Based Integrated Addiction Care Associates, Strengthening Impact and Increasing Presence in Midsouth

Vertava Health, a leading national behavioral healthcare system for mental health and substance use disorders (SUD), today announced the acquisition of Memphis-based Integrated Addiction Care Associates (IAC), an outpatient behavioral health provider that offers top-notch care to patients through locations in Memphis, Jackson and Covington, Tennessee. The acquisition increases Vertava Health's presence in the Midsouth and further strengthens the organization's integrated full continuum of care with the expansion of medication assisted treatments (MAT), intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and primary care services in the outpatient setting. IAC also directs the region's largest Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited fellowship program, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration for training addiction medicine physicians.
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Arkansas school district begins vaccinating students

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — An Arkansas school district is offering COVID-19 vaccines for students. Gosnell School District, near Blytheville, is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on May 11 for students aged 16 and up, according to a release from the district. Vaccinations are provided by Gosnell Drugs. Students interested in getting...
Tipton County, TNCovington Leader

April 2021 was the first month in a year without COVID deaths in Tipton County

April 2021 was the first month in a year without a reported COVID-19 death in Tipton County. In fact, the death toll decreased as the state worked on verifying deaths. The last reported death was on March 9 and it brought the number of deaths to 104, but that has since been adjusted by the Tennessee Department of Health to 100. The first death was reported on May 4, 2020.
Dunklin County,

Dunklin County Health Center Still Testing for COVID

While active COVID-19 cases are down across the board, the Dunklin County Health Department still tests for the disease. Here’s Kim Hughes. Just over 18% of Dunklin County residents have initiated their vaccination against COVID, but Hughes says that lower percentage than the statewide average may reflect recent concern over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Missouri StateKFVS12

Mo. DHSS to hold 2 vaccination clinics in Butler, Dunklin Counties

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will hold two COVID-19 vaccination clinics in May. The first clinic will be held on Wednesday, May 19 in Dunklin County at the Malden Municipal Airport. The vaccine will be administered from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The...