St. Luke’s – Visitor Restrictions Eased

St. Lukes Health Systems have relaxed the visitation restrictions at both Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital.  Officials announced both facilities are now at Level 3 – Limited Visitation. Level 3 visitor guidelines allow two visitors per patient per day in inpatient areas, and the emergency department. Visitors may exit and re-enter, but there can be no visitors under […]

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Four Area Nurses Receive The Daisy Award

Four nurses from Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe were recognized this week with the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses.  The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care nurses provide every day. The award was established in 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes, […]

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Council Approves Appointments To Boards & Commissions

The Chillicothe City Council approved recommendations for approval of appointments for city board and commissions as part of their meeting Monday. For the St. Luke’s Hospital Board of Directors, Hedrick Medical Center CEO Steve Schieber recommended the appointments of Scott Cady, Jennifer Lovell and Carol Sloan. For the Historic Preservation Commission, the Mayor, Thersa Kelly, recommended the re-appointment of Patrice […]

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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 COVID-19 Testing and Numbers

Testing for COVID 19 at Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital continues and there were 191 tests conducted in the past week.  St Luke’s says the total for the two facilities to date is 1806.  That includes: Wright Memorial with 508  tests completed. (355 from Grundy County, 89 from Mercer County, 64 from other counties) Hedrick has tested 1298 […]

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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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St. Luke’s Expands COVID-19 Testing

Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital have announced expanded testing for COVID-19. Beginning May 7th, all patients admitted to a Saint Luke’s Health System hospital, including Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital, are being tested for COVID-19. The universal inpatient COVID-19 testing approach includes patients admitted for observation as well as those fully admitted as inpatients. Additionally, all […]

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