Hedrick Awards Harkness Scholarship

The 2022 recipients of the Harkness Scholarship were announced by Hedrick Medical Center Medical Staff. The scholarship program was established in 2020 and is named after Dr. James A. Harkness, a former Chillicothe physician and Chief of Staff at the hospital. The Harkness Scholarship is meant to support and encourage individuals in rural communities who have chosen the path to […]

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HMC Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

Ten $500 scholarships for students pursuing degrees in the health care field were presented by the Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary.  The recipients include: Emma Burk,   Connor Cotton,   Gracie Ellis,   Mollie Ellis,    Karlin Fairchild,   Claire Hemry,   Elizabeth Leach,    Kyle Ohrenberg, McKenna Poling,    and Claire Chapman Wright The Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Fund was established in 1998. These scholarships are awarded […]

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Chillicothe Police Report For Wednesday

One hundred eighteen calls for service were handled by the Chillicothe Police Department Wednesday.  A few of the calls include: 12:21 am, Officers responded to the 100 block of Herriman Street for someone intentionally harming themselves.  Officers contacted the person who went voluntarily to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment. 9:07 am, Officer out in the 900 block of Fredrick Street […]

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Chillicothe Police Report For Thursday

One hundred Eight calls for service were handled by Chillicothe Police Officers Thursday.  Some of the calls include: 8:30 am, Officers assisting Emergency Services on medical call in the 200 block of W. Business 36.  The 35-year-old subject of the call was transported to Hedrick Medical Center for treatment.  Officers located illegal contraband from the patient and it was seized […]

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City Administrator Responds To Request To Take Action On Hospital Vaccine Mandate

A crowd of about 60 people gathered across from the CMU office prior to the Chillicothe City Council meeting.  Six members attended the meeting and were heard as part of the public comment portion of the agenda.  The comments urged the city to take action in response to Hedrick Medical Centers Vaccine Mandate. City Administrator Darin Chappel says the City […]

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COVID-19 Testing Numbers

Testing for COVID 19 at Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital continues and there were 200 tests conducted in the past week.  St Luke’s says the total for the two facilities to date is 2006.  That includes: Wright Memorial with 592  tests completed. (405 from Grundy County, 102 from Mercer County, 85 from other counties) Hedrick has tested 1414 […]

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Local Hospitals Returning To Normal Business – Still Exercising Caution

The major healthcare providers in Chillicothe and Trenton are beginning to see a return to normal business, while still exercising caution with anyone entering the facility.  CEO Steve Schieber says Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital are in very good shape and this is largely due to the support they have received from a couple of sources.  He says […]

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