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Picture of a large bus that is Massac Memorial Hospital's mobile health unit.
Picture of a large bus that is Massac Memorial Hospital's mobile health unit.

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Massac Memorial Hospital's mobile health unit expands medical care access

Sept. 14, 2022

METROPOLIS, Ill.--Massac Memorial Hospital will soon provide high-quality health care to local communities using its new mobile health unit.

The unit, called "Massac Mobile Health," has two exam rooms and will initially offer COVID-19 testing and education. However, Massac Memorial CEO Lennis Thompson plans to eventually expand its use and provide primary care services.

"The mobile health unit is part of Massac Memorial Hospital's mission to make health care more accessible in the region," he says. "Our motto is 'Compassionate care ... close to home,' and this mobile clinic will help us fulfill that promise like never before."

The unit was funded through the Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Testing Program, which promotes access to coronavirus testing and mitigation activities in rural communities.

After the first of the year, Massac Memorial plans to offer primary care services to communities utilizing the mobile health unit. At that time, the unit will operate on a set schedule and be staffed by an advance practice practioner and a nurse.

Contact Heather Helm at (618) 638-2255 for media inquiries or more information about Massac Mobile Health.

About Massac Memorial Hospital

Massac Memorial Hospital is a medical facility based in Metropolis, Ill., that provides general medical and surgical care to inpatients, outpatients, and emergency room patients. Its offerings include psychiatric services, cardiac rehab, radiology, laboratory work, emergency medicine, sleep disorders, infusions, and wound treatment. The hospital is also affiliated with three clinics that provide additional care to surrounding communities.


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