Q: What can I do to reach my health goals?   A: Improving your health can be overwhelming and challenging, especially when we lead busy lifestyles. Making the decision to improve your health is the first step in the right direction. The next step is goal-setting, and a great strategy is setting a SMART (Specific, Measure,…

Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital: Early treatment with monoclonal antibodies may prevent progression to more severe disease and hospitalization. Monoclonal antibodies are proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful viruses. Monoclonal antibodies attack the virus and reduce its ability to spread through your body. Patient data from clinical…

Q: What can I do to be sure that my diabetes doesn’t affect my heart health? A: According to the American Diabetes Association, the number one cause of death in people living with diabetes is cardiovascular disease. High blood sugar, over time, can damage the blood vessels, as well as the nerves that control your…

Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes and looking to delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes? The diagnosis of prediabetes must be taken seriously. It means you’re on your way toward developing type 2 diabetes which increases risk of heart disease, stroke, and other poor health conditions. The good news is that thru…

Because COVID-19 is changing and cases are on the rise, the visiting hours at Pioneer Memorial Hospital must change too. Therefore, please note, effective immediately and until further notice, our visitation policy is as follows: Hospitalized patients may have one visitor during a 24-hour period. The person visiting the patient may leave and return; however,…

Encourage Healthy Youth! Morrow County Health District is providing adolescents ages 12-21 no-cost well care annual visits by appointment only. Did you know that well-child visits are essential for tracking growth and developmental milestones, discussing concerns about your child’s overall health, and ensuring they receive routine vaccinations to prevent illnesses like measles and serious diseases?…

Heppner, Oregon – June 29, 2021 – The Morrow County Health District (MCHD) Board of Directors has announced that Victor VanderDoes, who served for a brief time as Interim CEO, resigned from his position effective Friday, June 18, 2021.  Mr. VanderDoes’ departure was a direct result of his unauthorized presentation to the Boardman Chamber of…

Click here to view the board minutes from May 24, 2021.  

We, as the Board of Directors of Morrow County Health District, wish to emphasize that every decision made as a governing board is with the understanding that our primary duty is to work diligently to safeguard the continued delivery of quality healthcare for every resident of our county. Though change can be perceived as an…

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