News & Events

CCCHC Construction Update

Coal Country Community Health Center (CCCHC) will have limited hours of operation at all locations to accommodate the move into the expanded CCCHC clinic in Beulah, clinic hours will be as follows:

Turning 65 — Medicare Basics

Medicare Basics will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. in the SMC Conference Room. The session will cover Medicare Terms and Definitions, Medicare Coverage: A, B, C & D, Medicare Initial Visits, Preventative Services, Advance Care Planning and a review of Supplement Plans. This session is FREE and open to the public, please register by calling the NDSU Extension Office at 7018735195.

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Getting regular screenings for cervical cancer can help find abnormal (changed) cervical cells before they turn into cervical cancer. There are 2 kinds of screening tests that can find abnormal cervical cells: Pap tests, also called Pap smears and HPV (human papillomavirus) tests. Most deaths from cervical cancer can be prevented if women get regular cervical screenings and follow‐up care. Schedule your Cervical Cancer Screening today by contacting your local healthcare provider!

Healthy Tid‐Bits

Go for Greek Yogurt if you’re looking for more satisfying protein. You also get less than half the carbs and sugar of regular. If it’s calcium you are after — choose regular. It delivers more calcium by 2 to 1 and you also get twice the potassium.

Hazen Hospital Auxiliary Love Lights 2018

Purchase a love light in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special. The lights will be lit during the Holiday season on the large tree located in the main galleria of Sakakawea Medical Center. The names of those honored will also be printed in the local papers. For more information or to obtain a Love Lights form contact Carrie at 7017487380.

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

Find health coverage that works for you. Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage for 2019 is here‐ Act Fast! Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace continues through December 15, 2018. CCCHC has Certified Application Counselors to assist you with finding quality coverage at a price you can afford. Please call Kara at 7018737788,,,,,114 for more information.

Medicare Open Enrollment ‐ October 15 — December 7

Have you compared plans yet? See if you can lower some costs or find a plan that better suits your needs. Many people do. Even if you like your current plan, check to see if the costs or coverage are changing. There are Senior Health Insurance Counselors in your area. Call Elysa‐ CCCHC Hazen at 7017482256, Julie‐ CCCHC Beulah at 7018734445 or Dena‐ NDSU Extension at 7018735195.

Eating Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Focus on weight maintenance vs. weight loss during the holidays. Plan on NOT dieting after the New Year, it should be a lifestyle change instead. Be physically active in some way most days of the week. Make sure you don’t skip meals during the day. Take steps to minimize recreational eating. Reduce the fat in your holiday recipes.

Hazen Memorial Hospital Association Annual Meeting — October 25

Please join us for the Hazen Memorial Hospital Association Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 25 at Hazen City Hall. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with a free dinner being served at 5:30; and business meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.

SMC HOSPICE PRESENTS LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE — October 13

This event will be held at the Hazen City Hall and features Comedy Hypnotist Justin James. Social Hour is 6:00 — 7:30 p.m. with the show starting at 8:00 p.m. Silent and live auctions will take place throughout the evening. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door. Please contact the Hospice Office at 7017487380 for more information.