Join South Central Regional Medical Center as we celebrate
Art of Healing on Saturday, March 23
at 7 p.m. at The Gables.

Tickets $45 each.
To purchase tickets by phone, please call 601-399-0503.
Art of Healing is an exciting fundraising event in Laurel, MS. The evening will feature: a silent and live auction, wine pull, great food by The Gables, and cash bar. Get ready to dance the night away with live music from crowd favorite, Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster. 

When you attend an event sponsored by South Central Health Care Foundation, you are giving back to your community. All proceeds go to fund community health initiatives, including: Childbirth and Sibling Education, Behavioral Health Support, Hospice Patient Support, ExtraOrdinary Kids, Chronic Disease Education, Teens Getting Involved for the Future and much more. Help us raise awareness and funds for these community programs at Art of Healing.

Thank You to our Sponsors of Art of Healing: 
BancorpSouth | Burson Entrekin Orr Mitchell & Lacey, PA | Chancellor, Inc. | Chas. N. Clark Associates, LTD. | City of Laurel | Community Bank | Ear Nose & Throat Surgical Clinic | Foil Wyatt Architects & Planners | Howard Industries | IMPACT of Laurel | John D. Jefcoat - State Farm | Joiner Insurance, Inc. | Jones County Chamber of Commerce | Laurel Cancer Care | Laurel Leader-Call | Magnolia State Bank | Radiology Associates, PA | Sanderson Farms | Southern Advantage, Inc. | The First | The Gables | Trustmark National Bank | VentureSouth | WDAM | WHLT | William F. Horne & Co.

The Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Laurel is offering a Vanquish Package for $1,800. This package is valued at $2,500.

What is Vanquish? Vanquish can treat body fat around the abdomen arms, legs, and hips. Vanquish is ideal for treating larger areas of the body such as the entire abdomen or thighs.

Vanquish is FDA-cleared for reduction of the waist, and destroys resistant fat cells to achieve a beautifully contoured abdomen and trim waistline. Vanquish is a painless, non-invasive treatment that precisely targets heat into the fat layer while protecting surrounding skin. There is no recovery required for Vanquish. Patients can return to their normal activities right after the procedure.

To take advantage of this special, call 601-425-7522 or visit the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center at 1410 Jefferson Street in Laurel.

South Central Regional Medical Center
Hosts Free Diabetes Screening
TOMORROW -  Wednesday, February 20th
at South Central Place in Laurel.

"Diabetes is an incredibly common and complex disease," states Mark Horne, MD, Medical Director of South Central Diabetes Center. "Diabetes is too much glucose, or sugar, in your blood. There are two primary types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2. The majority of adult patients are living with Type 2 diabetes. Most people who have diabetes walk around day to day with no understanding of what is occurring inside their bodies."

If diabetes is unmanaged, it can cause kidney failur e, blindness, weakness and damage to nerves that can lead to severe and chronic pain and possibly loss of toes, fingers, feet and legs.

South Central Regional Medical Center will offer a free diabetes screening for the community Wednesday, February 20th, at South Central Place in Laurel. The screening is free, however, a reservation is required. Call 601-399-0501 to reserve your time.

South Central Regional Medical Center has openings for RN's, LPN's and CNA's at all facilities - Hospital, Clinics and Long-Term Care. Positions are available for Full Time or PRN Plus. To learn more about these positions, please visit  or call 601-399-0517 today.

South Central Dermatology Clinic offers A2 DermSolutions. A2 DermSolutions is developed with up-to-date scientific research, which incorporates ingredients proven to create the most profound effects to the structure of your skin.

The Rosy System provides gentle skin care to make a visible difference in improving the look of your skin. The complete product line can be purchased for $160 at South Central Dermatology Clinic in Laurel. To purchase, please call 601-425-4680 or stop by the clinic at 1410 Jefferson Street in Laurel.

Take Steps for a Healthier Life with Help through Personal Training
Wellness Center Member Feature: Courtney Jones

Now is the time that many people set personal goals for each new year. Yet this year, Wellness Center member, Courtney Jones, is planning to keep her same goal from the previous year. In January of 2018, Courtney joined the South Central Wellness Center. At that time, she weighed 345 pounds, was on multiple medications, had high blood pressure and considered pre-diabetic and borderline high cholesterol. Today, in January 2019, Courtney weighs 195 pounds and is considered in great health.

"Since high school, I have taken high blood pressure medication and other medicines to maintain my health," said Jones. "Today, under doctor's orders, I take no medication. My weight loss has become a lifestyle for me. My doctor continued to explain to me that if I did not change my lifestyle I would have a stroke or heart attack by age 45."

Those words caused Courtney to reevaluate her life and what was important to her. After a few weeks of membership at the Wellness Center, Courtney started using personal training services offered through the facility. Misty Merrill, Exercise Physiologist, CPT, established a program of exercise and encouragement for Courtney.

Misty explains, "There are many people who want to make a lifestyle change, join a gym but are unsure what to do and where to start. At the Wellness Center, we have programs through personal training that are available. The members are able to learn what works best for their health and body, as well as how to achieve maximum results. Courtney is a great example of determination and hard work."

If you are interested in using a personal trainer, call today to schedule your free consultation. This session is used for you and your trainer to discuss any and all of your goals, questions or concerns relating to fitness and wellness. This is done to ensure that you receive a quality personal fitness program and are medically ready for exercise. To schedule a consultation, please stop by the Wellness Center or call (601) 399-0530 ext. 3.

How to Relieve Your Constant Shoulder Pain
Lunch and Learn with Dr. Richard O'Keeffe, Jr., on Friday, March 1st

Shoulder pain is a common problem that affects many people, not just athletes. Shoulder pain can be caused by tendon inflammation or tear, instability, arthritis or fracture. With proper examination, shoulder pain can be healed in a variety of ways. Richard O'Keeffe, Jr., MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon at South Central Orthopaedics, will provide an informative talk on shoulder pain relief on Friday, March 1st at South Central Place in Laurel at 12 p.m.

"I encourage patients that have pain or a problem with their shoulder to attend the event," states Dr. O'Keeffe. "During the luncheon, I will discuss different issues that people experience and how to determine the proper treatment plan. There is a very good chance that there are options available to get you back to doing the things you want to do most."

There are various types of treatment for shoulder pain, and if the pain is not alleviated with conservative treatment, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery is available. Many orthopaedic procedures today can be addressed through arthroscopic surgery, a practice that uses miniature devices introduced through small incisions rather than opening the joint with a large, traditional incision. Arthroscopic surgery is not the right solution for every case, but when it is appropriate, it can reduce scarring, shorten recovery time and reduce damage to surrounding tissues.

It is possible for patients to resume daily activities within a few days. Patients who are in good physical condition may, in some cases, return to athletic activities within a few weeks. It is important to consider that patients who have an arthroscopy can have many different diagnoses and preexisting conditions, so each patient's arthroscopic surgery is unique to that person. Recovery time will reflect that individuality.

To attend South Central Regional Medical Center's Lunch and Learn on Friday, March 1st with Dr. O'Keeffe, please call 601-399-0506 or click here to reserve by email. If you are experiencing shoulder pain or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. O'Keeffe, please contact South Central Orthopaedics at 601.649.5990. South Central Orthopaedics is located at 424 South 13th Avenue in Laurel.

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