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Lincoln Health System recently celebrated the retirement of Gene Thomas who worked in the maintenance department at LHS for over 25 years. He will definitely be missed. Pictured are (from left) Russ Spray, interim CEO, LHS; Thomas; John Lavender, interim administrator, Donalson Care Center; …


Ronnie Smith, (left) an advanced emergency medical technician, is congratulated as he is presented the 2019 the South Central EMS Directors Association’s AEMT Award. Making the presentation is Chad Brown, president of the association. Smith has worked for the Lincoln Medical Center Ambulance…

Long-term care facilities across Tennessee, including Lincoln-Donalson Care Center (LDCC), will recognize the contributions of the state’s 30,000 nursing home employees on Nursing Home Caregiver Appreciation Day, Friday, Nov. 22.

As part of Lincoln Health System’s (LHS) commitment to provide quality health care to the Lincoln County community, the health system has announced its plans to open a new orthopedic surgery practice, Lincoln Medical Group Orthopedic Associates, with orthopedic surgeon, Robert A. Beasley, MD…


During November the home care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve.


South Central Human Resource Agency has announced that U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities will be distributed from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, located at 1003 Hedgemont Ave.

Stephen Mason, peer recovery specialist and regional overdose specialist with TN Save A Life and the TN Department of Health and Substance Abuse Services, understands what drug addiction is all about because he struggled with it for nearly a decade, but he’s been sober since 2016 following h…


The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) is receiving more than $200,000 in new funding to improve the response for Tennesseans seeking help through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Members of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Center went purple for Alzheimer’s Awareness. Seniors expressed appreciation to the Pizza Inn in Park City for hosting “Purple Out Day”. Here, seniors pause for a group photo at Pizza Inn.


When he was a youth, Dr. Charles Alexander Kidd would sometimes tag along with his veterinarian father, Dr. William Kidd, on calls to care for animals.


Between 350 and 400 people participate in the two-mile Silent Reflection Walk held in Fayetteville Sunday evening. Organized by Sheila Rico, the event raised $2,650 for the benefit of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network efforts here in Lincoln County. Donations are still being accepted.…

The Multi-County Cancer Support Network’s 26th Annual Walk-A-Thon is set for Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 until 11 p.m. in the football stadium located at 839 Dinah Shore Blvd., beside the Franklin County Annex Building in Winchester.

NAMI Tennessee will sponsor the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for family members and loved ones of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.

The Lincoln Medical Center Ambulance Service recently received a grant through the Department of Homeland Security and the local Emergency Management Agency to receive some new training equipment.

The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Senior Center will present a Senior Info Expo on Friday, Sept. 6, from 8 until 10:30 a.m.

A training session for first responders and emergency medical personnel on how to respond to someone they believe has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will be presented by representatives from the Veterans’ Administration at the E911 Center in Fayetteville on Monday, July 22, from 10 a.…

The Motlow State Testing Center will be offering nursing program applicants the opportunity to take the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) exams at the Moore County, Fayetteville, McMinnville and Smyrna campuses, beginning in September and continuing through January 2020.

NHC Pulaski is proud to announce the graduation of its June 2019 nursing assistant class, which includes 10 compassionate and hard-working ladies and gentlemen, who completed the free, two-week course on June 14. These students are now eligible to sit for their state exam to become certified…


The Lincoln County Extension Office will be offering the Dining with Diabetes workshop beginning July 25 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln County Extension Office.


Alzheimer’s Tennessee invites care partners or anyone interested in better understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia for an educational and inspirational morning during a presentation at First Baptist Church, 108 S. High St., Winchester, on Tuesday, July 9.


Brandon Emmons, a direct support professional and team leader with Fayetteville’s Skills Development Services for the past four years, was honored recently with the Rising Star Award presented at the Nashville Airport Marriot during an event hosted by BlueCare, United Health Care and Amerigroup.


Last week, May 19-25, was celebrated nationally as EMS Week: Beyond the Call. Celebrations were designed to honor and recognize the men and women who deliver vital emergency care to communities throughout the United States.

Motlow State EMS Education professionals visited South Lincoln School on First Aid Day to teach students about first aid, CPR and AED use, environmental emergencies, emergency trauma and bleeding control. For sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, the professionals taught the Heimlich man…

Students, visitors and employees of South Lincoln School now have a better chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) because of a new Cardiac Emergency Response Plan surrounding the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).


Lincoln Medical Center announced last week that it has received a four-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the most recent review.

The 16th Annual Adult Abuse Coalition Conference, presented by South Central Tennessee Adult Abuse Coalition in partnership with the Life Care Centers of America and Adult Protective Services, will be held on May 7 at Northfield Workforce Development & Conference Center in Spring Hill.

Marlene Robinson recently retired from Lincoln Health System. She worked over 22 years with Lincoln and Donalson Care Centers.

Sherrie McClure (at center) is retiring after over 21 years working in the Lincoln Medical Center Radiology Department. Here, she is congratulated by John Lavender (at left), chief information officer, and Cam Walter, director of diagnostic imaging.


Lincoln Health System is now using telemedicine technology to move care beyond the hospital to provide quality and lifesaving patient care closer to home.  The hospital recently partnered with TriStar Health to provide 24/7 stroke and neurological care to patients.