What to know about colorectal cancer and how to protect yourself

March 1, 2018

Do you remember when you used to put on your favorite bell bottoms and disco dance the night away? If you do, then it’s probably time to think about a routine colonoscopy screening. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women, excluding skin cancers. And the vast majority of these cases occur in people 50 and older.

Go Further with Food: Get the most out of what you’re eating and reduce food waste

March 1, 2018

“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard it, and many of us have jokingly used the common saying amongst one another. But there really is a kernel of truth there. Eating healthy can help us be healthy. There’s never a bad time to talk about healthy eating, but March is an especially good opportunity because it’s National Nutrition Month® – a time to focus on making smart food choices, establishing healthy eating habits and ensuring that we are doing what we can to reduce food waste.

Be Smart. Love Your Heart.

February 6, 2018

Your heart is one of the hardest working muscles you’ve got. It ticks around the clock to keep you alive and only gets a break when you’re relaxing or sleeping. With so much riding on this essential muscle, it’s important to treat it smart. According to the American Heart Association, one in four people die of heart disease every year. And it’s not playing favorites – heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. In fact, more women die of heart disease than from most cancers combined.

Sumner Regional Medical Center Celebrates Newly Renovated Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

January 26, 2018

HighPoint Health System and Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC), part of LifePoint Health®, today celebrated the completion of a comprehensive renovation of the hospital’s 17-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at the Gallatin hospital. The Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (IRU) is the only hospital-based IRU in Sumner County.

Sumner Regional Medical Center Names Lifferth Chief Medical Officer

January 18, 2018

Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC) announced today that Geoffrey Lifferth, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer at the hospital, effective January 8. The Chief Medical Officer position is a newly created, part-time role at Sumner Regional Medical Center, and is part of the administrative and operations team at the hospital.

Sumner Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2018

January 3, 2018

Sumner Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is ringing in 2018 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 6 pounds and 5.5 ounces and measuring 19.25 inches, baby Maddox was born to mom, Kaitlin, and dad, Ben, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 9:42 a.m. Baby Maddox is the family’s second child, joining four-year-old big sister, Rilyn. Baby Maddox was delivered by SRMC OB/GYN Jessica Pugh, MD, and received newborn care from pediatrician Megan Tackett, MD.

Don’t “Toy Around” with Safety: Make toy safety a top priority this holiday season

December 11, 2017

There are few holiday activities more fun than buying toys for the children we love. Watching their faces light up is even better and makes us feel a bit like kids again ourselves. But before you head out to shop with those wish lists in hand, it’s important to pay attention to a word that pops up on many toy packages: caution.

‘Tis the Season to Be Healthy: Maintaining your health amid the hustle and bustle of the season

December 3, 2017

The holidays are a favorite time of the year for many. From sparkling decorations and festive gatherings to scrumptious holiday food and savored time with family, December is often full of joy and celebration. But amid the hustle and bustle of the season, it can be easy to forget to take care of ourselves. The busyness and stress that often accompanies the fun and frivolity makes it all the more important that we stay focused on maintaining our health and safety. This holiday season, Sumner Regional Medical Center wants to help make sure that everyone in our community has a safe, healthy and happy holiday. Here are just a few simple ways to help keep your season merry and bright.

Be Your Own Breast Friend

October 2, 2017

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. In fact, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. And with October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is a great time to bring attention to this disease.